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Daniel Lippman

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Syria War-Wounded Flee Across Border To Treatment In Turkey

(11) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 11:09 AM

REYHANLI, Turkey –- Ten-year-old Malik lost his left leg because of shelling. Twelve-year-old Maysa is now paralyzed and won’t be able to walk again after getting hit in the lower back by a sniper. Thirty-one-year-old Noor had her knee shattered by shrapnel from a bomb.

All three are Syrian patients...

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Arizona Gun Store Ad: Obama Voters 'Not Welcome'

(4728) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 3:24 PM

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of President Barack Obama aren't welcome at the Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store in Pinetop, Ariz. which took out an ad in the newspaper to protest Obama's reelection.

The ad, published in the White Mountain Independent on Nov. 9, reads, "If you voted for...

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Paula Broadwell Yearbook Photo Slogan: 'Work Hard, Play Harder!'

(261) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 7:41 PM

WASHINGTON -- "Work hard, play harder!" That was the ironic motto that Paula Broadwell, the mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, wrote for herself in her West Point yearbook in 1995, according to a photo provided to The Huffington Post.

Chuck Nadd, who tweets at @cnadd,...

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Dennis Kucinich Calls On Apple To Stop Blocking Drone App

(77) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:33 AM

One of Congress' most outspoken anti-war members, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), is calling on Apple to stop blocking a drone-strike tracking app and plans to hold a congressional briefing this Friday about drones. Apple has prohibited the app, called Drones+, saying it was "objectionable" and "crude,"...

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Mitt Romney 'Shellshocked' After Lost Election, Adviser Says

(49742) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans search for reasons why they came up short in Tuesday's elections, anonymous Mitt Romney advisers have described what it was like to be with the former governor as he came to terms with his loss.

"He was shellshocked," one adviser told CBS News.


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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He Wants Peace With Latinos After Winning Reelection

(228) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 3:24 PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has long tangled with Hispanics in Arizona over his harsh immigration policies, but after winning reelection this week, he apparently wants to sit down with them and clear any issues.

"I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have...

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Environmental Groups, Cheered By Election Results, Demand Climate Change Action From Democrats

(75) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:25 PM

WASHINGTON –- Environmental leaders on Wednesday celebrated election victories of pro-environment candidates, victories they say show the public wants action on clean energy and climate change.

"Big oil and other big polluters spent unprecedented big amounts of money to spread big lies and they lost big time," said...

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Deanna Swenson, Oregon Election Worker, Fired After Allegedly Changing Ballots For GOP

(1605) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 1:57 PM

An Oregon election worker under criminal investigation for changing ballots to help Republican candidates was fired, according to The Raw Story.

Clackamas County, Ore. spokesman Tim Heider said in a press release Monday that Deanna Swenson, was "relieved of duty immediately after the alleged ballot tampering...

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2012 Elections: Long Lines, Suppression, Voting And Ballot Issues Reported At Polling Places

(391) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Election Day is upon us, and many voters across the country are experiencing problems casting their ballots. Problems have arisen throughout the early voting period and are showing no signs of letting up on Tuesday. In Florida, long lines remained commonplace after Republican Gov. Rick Scott...

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Palm Beach County Voters Get The Absentee Ballot Shaft: Today's Votes Of Incompetence

(382) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:04 PM

A Florida county that was the focus of national attention for ballot-counting issues in 2000 is back under the spotlight with electoral problems this year. The latest issue? At least 77 voters in Palm Beach County who requested absentee ballots had to wait weeks for them or still...

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Florida Voter's Strokes May Disenfranchise Him: Today's Votes of Incompetence

(101) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 6:16 PM

People who fill out absentee ballots and send them in typically assume that their votes will get counted. But for more 400 voters in Volusia County, Fla., that is not the case, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. For the Nov 6. general election, the elections office there...

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New Jersey Congressional Candidates Campaign Carefully Around Hurricane Sandy

(6) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 6:31 PM

With storm assessments declaring New Jersey the hardest-hit state by Hurricane Sandy, politicians face a delicate balance of staying in the public eye without politicizing tragedy.

The race for the 9th Congressional District seat in northern New Jersey between Rep. Bill Pascrell (D) and

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Ohio Absentee Ballot Requests May Have Been Rejected Due To Glitch: Today's Votes Of Incompetence

(114) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 5:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- A number of Ohio voters who asked for absentee ballots may have had their requests incorrectly rejected because of a glitch in Ohio's voter registration records, reports The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.

The newspaper writes: "Even though the deadline for voters to register or...

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California Democrats Claim They Were Re-Registered As Republicans: Today's Votes of Incompetence

(103) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists in Riverside County, Calif., claim that a Republican voter outreach project may be illegally registering Democrats as Republicans to boost the GOP's registration advantage, according to, an investigative journalism outfit.

The website reports, "In a complaint filed last week with the...

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New York Absentee Voting Hits Major Snag: Today's Votes of Incompetence

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 5:44 PM

WASHINGTON -- Some New York voters who requested absentee ballots may receive them late because the New York City Board of Elections faces a backlog of applications, according to CBS New York.

The broadcaster reports that 100,000 New Yorkers plan to vote by absentee ballots this...

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Palm Beach County Florida Still Having Election Trouble: Today's Votes of Incompetence

(262) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 5:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen years after the notorious 2000 electoral debacle in Florida, Palm Beach County continues to struggle with election troubles. About 27,000 absentee ballots cast by early voters can't be digitally scanned because of a design mistake. Election workers on Monday began to manually duplicate the markings...

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Maryland Voter Registration Glitch Complicates Election: Today's Votes of Incompetence

(94) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 6:43 PM

WASHINGTON -- Election errors are mounting as Nov. 6 approaches, with Maryland reporting that nearly 300 residents who thought that they had registered to vote actually had not because of a computer glitch, according to The Washington Post.

Some voters who registered online did not get their...

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Why Four Danes Are Campaigning For Romney In Virginia

(250) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 5:55 PM

ARLINGTON, VA - "Europe is not working in Europe, and it's not going to work over here," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a group of campaign volunteers assembled at the GOP's Arlington, Va., field office on Thursday.

His comments elicited knowing chuckles from four Danish graduate students,...

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Washington Ballots Ask Voters To Pick 'President Of The Untied States': Today's Votes Of Incompetence

(268) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 6:45 PM

Errors by election officials are continuing to pop up across the country, with the latest example coming from Washington state, where ballots were printed for 22,596 voters that asked them to pick a "President/Vice President of the Untied States," instead of the "United States," the Peninsula Daily News...

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Obama, Romney Still Silent On Civil Liberties In Last Debate

(42) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 6:55 PM

Civil liberties groups reacted to Monday night's debate with a mixture of disappointment and apathy: Disappointment because both candidates hardly said anything about civil liberties, apathy because people in the civil liberties community had little reason to expect anything else.

Over the last four years, President Obama...

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