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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Judge wants White House email backups

A federal magistrate ordered the White House on Tuesday to reveal whether copies of possibly millions of missing e-mails are stored on computer backup tapes.

The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola comes amid an effort by the White House to scuttle two lawsuits that could force the Executive Office of the President to recover any e-mail that has disappeared from computer servers where electronic documents are automatically archived.

Two federal laws require the White House to preserve all records including e-mail.

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Many diplomats disagree with Bush

Some 48 percent of US diplomats who would refuse to volunteer to work in Iraq cited disagreement with President George W. Bush’s policy as a factor, according to a survey released Tuesday.

That reason ranked behind separation from family and security concerns, according to a survey by their union, the American Foreign Service Association.

In the survey in which 4,300 of the 11,500 US Foreign Service members responded, some 68 percent opposed forced assignments as unnecessary and undesirable.

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For Republicans, a muddled mess

It’s a different winner every day in the Republican presidential race.

Mike Huckabee took Iowa, John McCain won New Hampshire and Mitt Romney was second to both — but claimed victory in scarcely contested Wyoming.

Unpredictable from the outset, the most wide-open GOP nomination fight in half a century is becoming even more scrambled, a consequence of no natural successor to President Bush and a party searching for someone who appeals to economic, social and national security conservatives alike.

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Women for Clinton; moderates for McCain

It was almost as if the candidates were running for president of two different countries. Exit polls showed that rather than reaffirming Iowa’s results from five days earlier, New Hampshire voters had their own thoughts about the contenders and the issues.

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A short stint as a frontrunner

Barack Obama didn’t even have time to get used to being the front-runner before he was the underdog again.

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unanticipated victory Tuesday night in New Hampshire evened up the Democratic presidential campaign and turned it into a two-person race.

The two elections within five days was enough to give a candidate whiplash. But now the pace of voting slows a bit and gives the candidates time to fine tune their strategies for what promises to be the most intense and expensive race in history.

“We are in it for the long run,” Clinton said in her victory speech.

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McCain & Clinton: The comeback duo

A lot of people who thought they knew something about the political process woke up with a hangover this morning — their minds muddled by the intoxication of arrogance and the failed belief that they — not the voters — decide elections.

They awoke with the knowledge that last night was not a dream but a nightmare come true — that two candidates won their respective parties’ primaries in New Hampshire the old fashioned way — by getting out the vote and ending the evening with a win that just about everyone said was impossible.

Republican John McCain made it look easy, easily defeating Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in an election the networks declared won minutes after the polls closed.

It took five more hours before anyone would dare claim the previously-thought impossible: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton as the upset winner over Barack Obama, edging the predicted winner 39-37 percent.

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In the end, the voters still decide

The voters of New Hampshire reminded all of us Tuesday that elections are decided in the election booth and not on political talk shows, newspaper columns or web sites.

Polls predicted an easy win for Barack Obama. For most of Tuesday, the pundits talked about the demise of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the anointment of Obama as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party.

Even Clinton campaign insiders talked doom and gloom and dropped hints about staff shakeups and changes in message after an expected loss in the New Hampshire primary.

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Hillary Clinton pulls off the comeback

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton — written off for dead by pundits, pollsters and even some in her own campaign — pulled off the upset of the young campaign season in the New Hampshire Tuesday night..

With 65 percent of the vote counted, Clinton led Barack Obama 39 to 36 percent, giving her troubled candidacy a boost and confounding the experts who predicted a double-digit win by Obama. NBC news called Clinton the winner at 10:33 p.m.

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McCain captures New Hampshire

Arizona Sen. John McCain, written off for dead last year in the GOP Presidential sweepstakes, pulled off an solid win in the New Hampshire primary, easily defeating former front runner Mitt Romney and Iowa winner Mike Huckabee.

The networks called the race for McCain within minutes of the polls closing. With more than 65 percent of the vote counted, McCain had 37 percent, Romney 31 percent and Huckabee was a distant third at 12 percent.

Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul battled for fourth place and non-factor Fred Dalton Thompson scored just over one percent.

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