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Debates Over Voting Problems Deepen | Negative Campaigning Reaches New Low | Obama Mocks Socialist Attacks

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Legal Fights, Policy Debates Deepen Over Voting Problems and Solutions  

Legal Fights, Policy Debates Deepen Over Voting Problems and Solutions
By Steven Rosenfeld
The divisions over what's wrong in America's elections are deepening on the eve of what may be the biggest turnout in decades. Read more »

 

Barack Obama is now positioned to gain the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, according to an Associated Press analysis.

The analysis is based on "polls, the candidates' TV spending patterns and interviews with Democratic and Republican strategists."

The findings show that:

Obama has 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering 286 votes, in his column or leaning his way, while Republican McCain has 21 states with 163 votes. A half dozen offering 89 votes -- Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada and Ohio -- remain up for grabs.

However, Obama warned supporters to not get complacent about the outcome of this extremely volatile race.

 

Palin: McCain Won't Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

Palin: McCain Won't Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sarah Palin just helped clarify McCain's double-talk on global warming: He doesn't think the government should do anything to stop it. Read more »

Can You Guess a Person's Politics by Their Personality? Psychologist Team Says Yes  

Can You Guess a Person's Politics by Their Personality? Psychologist Team Says Yes

A map illustrating regional personality differences across America is surprisingly similar to the red state/blue state map of the nation. Read more »

Listen to Roger the Gardener: Make the White House a Model of Sustanability  

Listen to Roger the Gardener: Make the White House a Model of Sustanability

Here's a way for the candidates to win the votes of the 25 million households that grow some of their own food. Read more »

Cruel California Ballot Initiative Seeks to Keep Elderly Prisoners Locked Up Longer  

Cruel California Ballot Initiative Seeks to Keep Elderly Prisoners Locked Up Longer

Prop. 9 asks taxpayers to pay to incarcerate those who cost the most to confine yet pose the least threat to public safety. Read more »

Obama Mocks Socialist Attacks:  

Obama Mocks Socialist Attacks: "I Shared My Toys in Kindergarten"

"By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because ... I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich." Read more »

The Pornograph-izing of Sarah Palin   

The Pornograph-izing of Sarah Palin

Strip club look alike contests and the 'Nailin Palin' porno by Hustler are not in good fun. Read more »

GOP Sen. Dole Takes Negative Campaigning to a Whole New Level  

GOP Sen. Dole Takes Negative Campaigning to a Whole New Level

Dole Ad fabricates audio of opponent yelling "there is no God." Read more »

More Pro-Voter Legal Decisions in Swing States  

More Pro-Voter Legal Decisions in Swing States

Pennsylvania ordered to provide emergency paper ballots while the Justice Department backs away from White House request to push for Ohio voter files. Read more »

 

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