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A big shout-out

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:43 am by HL

A big shout-out


UC Berkeley Report Details Shattered Lives of Released Guantánamo Detainees

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:42 am by HL

UC Berkeley Report Details Shattered Lives of Released Guantánamo Detainees

Washington, D.C. — Detainees released from U.S. detention in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live shattered lives as a result of U.S. policies in the “war on terror,” according to a new report by human rights experts at the University of California, Berkeley done in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The report is available below.

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Begich Takes Lead Over Stevens

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:40 am by HL

Begich Takes Lead Over Stevens
Mark Begich (D) made a dramatic comeback to overtake Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) for the lead in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

After a day of counting absentee and early ballots, Begich, who was losing after election night by more than 3000 votes, now leads Stevens by 814 votes.

The state still needs to count at least 15,000 questioned ballots and an estimated 25,000 absentees over the next week.


Late Late Nite FDL: Shaft

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:39 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: Shaft
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainShaft.

What’s on your mind tonight? 

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainShaft.

What’s on your mind tonight? 


Eschaton After Dark

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:38 am by HL

Eschaton After Dark
Rock even harder.


Could a Person of Color from an Immigrant Family Be Elected in Europe?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:37 am by HL

Could a Person of Color from an Immigrant Family Be Elected in Europe?
Europe seems to offer neither popular nor political acceptability to members of its minority groups.


Poll: Palin Faces Bad Personal Numbers If She Runs In 2012

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:36 am by HL

Poll: Palin Faces Bad Personal Numbers If She Runs In 2012
If Sarah Palin is really considering a run for president, she’s got a huge mountain to climb, a new CNN poll finds. Palin’s favorable rating stands at 49%, compared to 43% unfavorable. While it’s a net positive for her, she…


Loaded Questions

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:35 am by HL

Loaded Questions
We dug into the internals on the latest Fox News poll, and some of the questions might surprise you (or might not, since it’s Fox). Example: Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about…


Cholera waylaying Congo refugees

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:34 am by HL

Cholera waylaying Congo refugees
A cholera outbreak in a refugee camp has spread to eastern Congo’s provincial capital of Goma, as humanitarian groups called for more UN peacekeepers to protect civilians caught up in the fighting between government forces and rebel troops. Human Rights Watch said the UN security council should bolster the 17,000-strong UN force in Congo – the world’s biggest UN peacekeeping mission – by 3,000 soldiers and police.


McCain on whether Lieberman will lose his Homeland Security gavel: ‘I hope not.’

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 13th, 2008 5:33 am by HL

McCain on whether Lieberman will lose his Homeland Security gavel: ‘I hope not.’
Speaking with Jay Leno last night, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) expressed his deep admiration for his friend Joe Lieberman. “I have never known a finer man than Joe Lieberman,” McCain gushed. Asked whether Lieberman’s support for McCain might cost him his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, McCain said, “I hope […]

Speaking with Jay Leno last night, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) expressed his deep admiration for his friend Joe Lieberman. “I have never known a finer man than Joe Lieberman,” McCain gushed. Asked whether Lieberman’s support for McCain might cost him his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, McCain said, “I hope not,” adding, “on national security issues, he’s really, really good.” Watch it:

While a number of Democratic Senators have expressed their hope that Lieberman will not be kicked out of the caucus, many of them are mum on whether he should retain his gavel. “We aren’t going to referee decisions about who should or should not be a committee chair,” said Stephanie Cutter, a spokeswoman for the Obama transition team.

Check out ThinkProgress’s new report, “Joe Lieberman: The Progressive Who Lost His Way.”