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Democrats report break-in at Seattle headquarters

Police are investigating an overnight break-in at the Seattle office of the Washington State Democrats. The office was the state headquarters for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democratic candidate for governor Jay Inslee. Police were called after a campaign staffer who arrived at the office early in the morning…

Both major political parties ‘lawyer up’ for Election Day challenges

Obama, Romney teams 'lawyer up' for Election Day vote disputes (via The Christian Science Monitor) Dreading the thought of another Florida 2000 – “hanging chads” anyone? – battalions of Republican and Democratic lawyers have fanned out across the country, prepared to do battle over every last polling place, every vote…

Pet surgery could save human lives

Jon Henley: Many devoted pet owners are happy to spend thousands on operations for their cats and dogs – and these procedures could help teach scientists about human diseases, too If he could see himself now, Harry would be horrified. Slack-mouthed, out for the count, he has got drips going…

British police arrest hacker for cyber attack

British police on Tuesday arrested a man over an alleged cyber-attack on the websites of Home Secretary Theresa May and her interior ministry. The 41-year-old was arrested at his home in Stoke-on-Trent, central England, on suspicion of encouraging a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, Scotland Yard said. He is…

Registered Philadelphia voters forced to cast provisional ballots: report

Many voters in Philadelphia are being asked to cast provisional ballots despite having registration cards, according to City Paper. Poll workers and voters have reported that many residents of the city who had registered to vote were not appearing on the voter rolls. Those voters have been asked to cast…

PA Republicans feel suppressed by elementary school’s Obama mural

A painting of President Barack Obama that elementary students voted in 2009 to put on their school’s wall is now actively suppressing Mitt Romney voters, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Republican Party. Numerous complaints from Republicans voting in Philadelphia’s 35th Ward began coming in this morning, giving the…

Chris Matthews: ‘Idiots’ vote for ‘numbskull’ third party candidates

Chris Matthews let everyone watching MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner know that people who vote for third parties or refrain from voting are “idiots.” “If you don’t vote you’re an idiot,” he began. “The haters all voted, they always vote. The haters will show up,” Matthews explained. “It’s the lovers…

Ohio judge rejects lawsuit against voting machine software

An U.S. District Court judge has rejected a suit filed by a Green Party activist alleging that Ohio voting machines were using dangerously vulnerable software that would allow votes to be blocked or altered. According to SFGate.com, Judge Gregory Frost ruled that election activist and Green Party Congressional candidate Bob…

Spain upholds same sex marriage after challenge

Spain’s constitutional court upheld Tuesday a 2005 law allowing homosexual marriage and adoption after an appeal, a court official said. Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party had appealed the law, passed seven years ago by a Socialist government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his party objected to use of the word…

Wage gap remains in Sweden despite equality efforts

The wage gap between men and women persists in Sweden despite efforts to eradicate it in a country that prides itself on promoting gender equality, according to a report released on Tuesday. “The total income in all age groups is lower for women than for men,” Statistics Sweden (SCB) said…

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