Sunday, October 05, 2008

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia hosts peace talks with Taliban

- In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group, according to a source familiar with the talks.

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Obama clinches on Rove map (Politico)

Politico - With 30 days until Nov. 4, Karl Rove projects that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) would get at least 273 electoral votes – three more than are needed to win – if the presidential election were held today.

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European nations scramble to save failing banks

Governments across Europe scrambled to save failing banks Sunday, working largely on their own a day after leaders of the continent's four biggest economies called for tighter regulation and co-ordinated response to the global financial meltdown.

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CBS: Report shows GOP illegally purging voters in 19 states

Brad Friedman comments, "So CBS News has noticed. Where the hell are the Democrats, and why aren't they raising holy hell about all of this stuff everywhere & seem to have no clue that they are in a War on Democracy being waged by their GOP opponents."

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Analysis: Palin's words may backfire on McCain - Yahoo! News

By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign. And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain may come to regret.
"The romantic in me likes to think anything she says is irrelevant; that she's just rearranging the deck furniture on the Titanic." --Best comment ever! by "bixby1" found on Digg

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Saturday, October 04, 2008