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Breaking: AP Calls it for Tester

AP says Tester has squeaked to victory. Dems now with 50 Senate seats....

| Wed Nov. 8, 2006 1:43 PM EST

AP says Tester has squeaked to victory. Dems now with 50 Senate seats.

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Buh-Bye, Pombo

It's official: ocean enemy #1 Richard Pombo is outta there....

| Wed Nov. 8, 2006 6:14 AM EST

It's official: ocean enemy #1 Richard Pombo is outta there.

Rumor of the Night: Rummy To Go?

I'm loathe to repeat unsubstantiated rumors, especially ones that come from the Comedy Central blog. But the cable station where...

| Wed Nov. 8, 2006 2:30 AM EST

I'm loathe to repeat unsubstantiated rumors, especially ones that come from the Comedy Central blog. But the cable station where more young Americans get their news is saying that Rumsfeld is now definitely a goner come tomorrow. Hey, they even have double sourcing—some blogger and Bill Kristol. Let me check my Magic 8 Ball and we may have definitive confirmation...

CA Update: Pombo Race Close; Dream On, San Fran!

Early updates from the Golden State: Pombo barely ahead of McNerny, 50.7 to 49.3?too early for either to qualify for...

| Wed Nov. 8, 2006 2:16 AM EST

Early updates from the Golden State: Pombo barely ahead of McNerny, 50.7 to 49.3—too early for either to qualify for endangered species protection. Pombo-sponsored anti-environmental "eminent domain" prop is up 50.8 to 49.2 with 19% of precincts in.

Meanwhile, 59% of San Franciscans have voted for a city policy calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Wanna take bets on how long it takes for some savvy GOPer to use this as an example of the new Congress' "San Francisco values"?

Update: The Pombo-McNerny numbers were flipped. Advantage: treehugger.

GOP Scapegoat: Libertarians?

Over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru goes fishing for what could make for a promising scapegoat for GOP losses tonight:...

| Wed Nov. 8, 2006 12:12 AM EST

Over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru goes fishing for what could make for a promising scapegoat for GOP losses tonight: Libertarians!

So far, losing because of libertarians hasn't caused Republicans to move toward the libertarians ideologically. But maybe things will change this time.

Hmmm. Aren't most libertarians anti-torture, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, anti-massive federal deficit spending atheist freethinkers? Shall I stop there?

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