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This week, the continuing riots in London once again demonstrated the power of social media, for good and for bad: rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize their mayhem, but @riotcleanup on Twitter has drawn throngs of people to efforts to restore ravaged neighborhoods. In Wisconsin, voters gave walking papers to two Walker-aligned GOP state senators, but Democrats fell short of recalling the three Republicans needed to take control. In Iowa, all the GOP candidates indicated they would reject a hypothetical deficit reduction deal with a spending cut vs. revenue increase ratio of 10 to 1 -- even following a week in which jittery investors on Wall Street sent a clear message that they are more worried about a weak economy than reducing the deficit. And, in Washington, the announcement of the members of the Congressional debt-reduction "super committee" proved that truth in labeling laws don't apply to politics.

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