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Marines end Iraq mission as Army begins accelerated withdrawal

The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped up nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan. In Baghdad,…

Poll: Oregon voters likely to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy

A new poll indicates that Oregon voters strongly favor two ballot measures that would raise taxes on corporations, as well as on individuals making over $125,000 and households with an income over $250,000. Measure 66, which would raise taxes on higher-earning taxpayers, is favored by 52% to 39%. Measure 67,…

Stewart: Fox News can’t hide its erection for Brown

One cable news channel couldn’t hide its excitement as a Republican won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat Tuesday. Jon Stewart reports that Scott Brown’s victory gave Fox News hosts a giddiness that allows them to even forget those parts of America they hate. The MSNBC anchors may have been depressed as…

We no longer have the votes to pass healthcare, Barney Frank reportedly says

After posts suggesting that local constituents contact Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) about his comments on the prospects of the Democrats’ healthcare bill, the powerful Massachusetts congressman has purportedly told callers his party doesn’t have the votes in the House to ensure passage. “I live in Barney Frank’s district, and I…

Lieberman: Democrats must ‘move to the center’

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman spoke with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Tuesday and said that Scott Brown’s win in the Massachusetts’ special election to fill the seat left open by the late Edward M. Kennedy would send a strong message to Washington, and to the Democratic Party. “The independents are…

Sniping underway: White House, Dems, Coakley blast each other

WASHINGTON — Hours before Massachusetts residents cast their final ballots for an important senate election, a circular firing squad has emerged between Democrats, the White House and the Martha Coakley campaign, with aides from all groups blaming each other for the 11th hour perils of a once-certain campaign to retain…

Charges of ballot tampering fly last minute in Massachusetts vote

The Coakley campaign claims that a “serious violation” has taken place in the Massachusetts election, calling into question the validity of the election results even before the tally is in. In a prepared statement, the campaign took issue with pre-marked ballots being given to voters, claiming that in five instances…

‘Tasteless’ Hannity compares Mass. race to earthquake

Less than a week has passed since hundreds of thousands of Haitians fell victim to the worst earthquake in their history and Sean Hannity has already co-opted the term to score political points. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann awarded the Fox News host “Worst Person in the World” Monday night for repeatedly…

Conservatives using sketchy videos to suggest Dems guilty of voter fraud

Election watchdog site claiming to “transcend party lines” run by former GOP operative WASHINGTON — As Massachusetts voters cast their ballots for the important Coakley-Brown election, conservatives and Republicans insinuate that Democrats are engaging in voter fraud despite offering little evidence to make their case. Many are jumping on videos…

Obama stumps for Coakley in nail-biting Mass. special election

Watch (below): President’s speech interrupted by heckler BOSTON, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama stumped Sunday for the Democratic candidate in Massachusetts’ knife-edge Senate election, saying that his legislative agenda depended on her winning. The seat, which was occupied by Edward Kennedy for almost five decades before his death in August,…

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