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Patty Murray Defeats Dino Rossi In Washington Senate Race

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray seized a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters’ backlash against Democrats nationally and weeks of relentless GOP campaign attacks on her voting and federal spending record. Murray’s victory over Republican Dino Rossi, after three days of tallying, preserves breathing room for the Senate’s shrunken Democratic majority. Republicans made […]

Youth Radio — Youth Media International: Mehserle Sentencing and The Unanswered Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Charlie Foster Just how long Johannes Mehserle goes to prison for fatally shooting an unarmed train passenger will likely come down to one thing: his gun. Because while the ex-transit cop’s involuntary manslaughter conviction carries a sentence of as much […]

Palestinians to give U.S. peace effort more time

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Palestinians will give the United States several more weeks to try to relaunch direct peace talks with Israel, but will not buckle on their key demand for a halt to Israeli settlement activity, a top Palestinian official said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Rahm hits up Hollywood

Emanuel attends a high-dollar fundraiser, hosted by top Democratic Party donors. Read the full story from Politico

Republicans to crank up oversight of government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives is more likely to attack Democrats through highlighting congressional oversight hearings rather than the more rancorous subpoena process, leading Republicans say. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans scuffle over US House banking panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just days after winning control of the House of Representatives, Republican leaders on Thursday faced an internal fight over the chairmanship of a key committee that oversees Wall Street. Read the full story from Reuters