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Russ Feingold’s last stand

He’s had a hard year in his home state, running the opposite of this year’s standard Dem campaign. Read the full story from Politico

On final weekend campaign swing, Obama lashes out at GOP

On final weekend campaign swing, Obama lashes out at GOP

On his final campaign swing through four states in the Northeast and Midwest before Tuesday’s midterm elections, President Barack Obama is asking Democratic voters to go to the polls and help stem an expected Republican tide. “Chicago, it’s up to you to let them know that we have not forgotten, we don’t have amnesia,” the […]

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. “We live now in hard times,” Stewart said after all the shtick. “Not end times.” Part comedy show, part pep talk, […]

Will Durst: Don’t Vote

Don’t Vote. You don’t have to. No one’s going to make you. This isn’t the Soviet Union. You won’t be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It’ll all be fine without you. Things are pretty good the way they are, aren’t […]

FL-Gov: 44% Scott (R), 39% Sink (D) (USFP 10/27)

University of South Florida Polytechnic, for NYT-owned newspapers in Florida 10/23-27/10; 696 likely voters Mode: Live phone (The Ledger article) Florida 2010 Governor 44% Scott (R), 39% Sink (D) (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post

Obama warns of policy rollback if Republicans win

CHICAGO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Saturday that Republicans could roll back his agenda if they prevail in Tuesday’s congressional elections as he sought to rally Democrats in a final campaign push. Read the full story from Reuters

Vietnam and Japan to mine rare earths together

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has chosen to partner Japan in mining rare earth minerals and building a nuclear power plant in the Southeast Asian country, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Sunday, as Tokyo seeks to reduce its dependence on China. Read the full story from Reuters