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Friday, July 21, 2006

In Brief - July 21st, 2006

Here is today's quick news digest:
  • The Freeway Blogger has left his mark on Seattle.
  • Maria Cantwell will officially kick off her reelection effort for the U.S. Senate next month and begin campaigning full time.
  • The Democratic campaign committees are improving their fundraising - particularly the DSCC, which raked in $8.8 million in June - almost double the $4.8 million that its GOP counterpart brought in.
  • The Bush adminstration suffered an enormous defeat yesterday when a federal district court denied its motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) against AT&T, which alleges that the administration's NSA warrantless eavesdropping program (and AT&T's cooperation with it) is illegal. Glenn Greenwald has more.
  • Katherine Harris' U.S. Senate campaign in Florida is becoming a rolling comedy in Florida with constant personnel turnover, as staffers flee the campaign because they don't want to work for her.
  • Activist groups have filed lawsuits in at least nine states, trying to ban unreliable electronic voter machines which are prone to hacking and tampering, and don't leave a paper trail. Here's hoping they succeed in their efforts to improve the integrity of the elections process.
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