A Different Path: A History of the Kerry Administration & Beyond

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    PoD: John Kerry never says "I was for it before I was against it", lessening attacks on him for being a flipflopper.
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    NEW BIN LADEN TAPE TAUNTS BUSH, UPSETS ELECTION
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    BUSH, KERRY REJECT BIN LADEN​
     
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     BUSH CAMPAIGN RECIEVES BUMP IN POLLS FOLLOWING TAPE
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    POLLS TIED, CLOSE ELECTION LOOMS
     
    EXIT POLLS BLEAK FOR BUSH​
    If the exit polls are right, the president is headed for a landslide defeat, with solid GOP states such as Mississippi and South Carolina too close to call. Republicans dispute the polls but worry their supporters will be demoralised and stay home.[2]

    KERRY DEFEATS BUSH!​
     

     
     
    DEM 284 ELECTORAL VOTES 49.4% OF THE POPULAR VOTE
    REP 254 ELECTORAL VOTES 49.6% OF POPULAR VOTE
     
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    After a bitter, heated campaign, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards have reclaimed the White House for the Democrats. The faltering economy and divisive Iraq war alienated many Americans from Bush. Partisan divisions are unlikely to be soothed, as Bush won the popular vote and the Republicans gained seats in both houses. There are rumors Bush will contest the result.

    PRESIDENT BUSH CONTESTS RESULT​
    -NOVEMBER 3,2004
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    OHIO RECOUNT BEGINS​
    -NOVEMBER 4,2004
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    SENATE MINORITY LEADER DASCHLE(D-SD)LOSES RE-ELECTION
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     SENATOR SPECTER(R-PA)RE-ELECTED
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     MURKOWSKI WINS ALASKA SENATE SEAT
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     OHIO RECOUNT STIRS FEELINGS​
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     FALLUJAH CAPTURED IN HEAVY FIGHTING
    -NOVEMBER 13,2004
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    KERRY VICTORY VALIDATED BY RECOUNT-NOVEMBER 29,2004
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     BUSH CONCEDES DEFEAT, URGES AMERICANS TO UNITE
    -NOVEMBER 30,2004
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    TSUNAMI SWAMPS ASIA!
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    COLOMBIAN REBEL LEADER/DRUG LORD SIMON TRINIDAD EXTRADITED TO US​
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    GOVERNOR ROMNEY APPOINTS THOMAS REILLY TO KERRY’S SENATE SEAT
    -JANUARY 1,2005
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    Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican, appointed Attorney General Thomas Reilly, a Democrat, to President-Elect Kerry’s Senate seat that he resigned from last week. Romney was forbidden from appointing a Republican by the Democrat legislature.

    PRESIDENT KERRY INAUGURATED​
    -JANURY 20,2005
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    KERRY APPROVAL RATING AT 54%
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    PRESIDENT PASSES EXCUTIVE ORDER FUNDING STEM CELL RESEARCH​
    -JANUARY 22,2005
     

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    IRAQI ELECTIONS POSTPONED FOR "SECURITY REASONS"​
    -JANUARY 25,2005
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    REPUBLICANS LAMBAST KERRY ON IRAQ​
    KERRY CABINET NOMINEES
    PRESIDENT
    JOHN KERRY
    VICE-PRESIDENT JOHN EDWARDS
    SECRETARY OF STATE RICHARD HOLBROOKE
    TREASURY SECRETARY DONALD KOHN
    DEFENSE SECRETARY LEON PANETTA
    ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER
    SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR LARRY ECHO HAWK
    SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TOM VILSACK
    COMMERCE SECRETARY GARY LOCKE
    TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY RAY LAHOOD
    SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT SHAUN DONOVAN
    VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY CHARLIE GONZALES
    SECRETARY OF HEALTH&HUMAN SERVICES JEANNE SHAHEEN
    SECRETARY OF LABOR BEN CAYETANO
    ENERGY SECRETARY TONY KNOWLES
    HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY DANIEL INOUYE
    CHIEF OF STAFF DAVID WADE
    VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI
    EPA ADMINISTRATOR CAROL BROWNER

    CONGRESS CONFIRMS KERRY NOMINEES​
    BROWNER NOMINATION ATTACKED​
    CATHOLIC CHURCH EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT WITH PRESIDENT'S POSITION ON ABORTION​
    -FEBRUARY 1, 2005

    ANONYMOUS BISHOP CALLS FOR EXCOMMUNICATION​
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    PRESIDENT URGES CONGRESS TO RATIFY KYOTO PROTOCOL-​
    FEBRUARY 2,2005
    REPUBLICAN LEADERS REJECT PROTOCOL​
    -FEBRUARY 3,2005
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    FORMER LEBANESE PM HARIRI KILLED IN BOMBING-​
    FEBRUARY 14,2005
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    KYOTO GOES INTO EFFECT, NOT FOR US&AUSTRALIA
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    LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION ENDS EXECUTION OF MINORS​
    -MARCH 1,2005
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    ENVIRONMENTALIST BROWNER CONFIRMED
    -MARCH 3,2005
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    NEW BIN LADEN TAPE MOCKS 'COWARDLY INFIDEL'-​
    MARCH 4,2005
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    In an appeal to Sunni Iraqis, Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden mocked President Kerry and referencing the decision to postpone elections, called his enemies cowards. He also said "Even if they want to, the infidel cannot provide security. But they do not want to as it would hurt their greedy and lustful ambitions to our land" The tape has been authenticated by the White House. Meanwhile, 3 US soldiers were killed in a bombing in Baghdad.
     
    KYOTO RATIFICATION CHANCES DEAD- SAY PUNDITS
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    US TROOPS FIRE ON CAR OF ITALIAN HOSTAGE​
    -MARCH 4,2005
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    INSURGENCY IN BALOCHISTAN!-MARCH 8,2005PAKISTANI REGION SEES FIRST INSURGENCY SINCE 1978
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    KERRY APPROVAL RATING AT 49%, 47% DISAPPROVE​
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    MARCH 10,2005

    IRAQI ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR MAY
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    The Iraqi parliamentary elections will be held in May 1 and after a constitution has been created, elections will again be held on February 28, 2006. This is due to the fact attacks have dulled since January, with average 55 attacks per month instead of the previous 70.
    CONTROVERSIAL TERRI SCHIAVO CASE ENDS WITH EUTHANASIA​
    KERRY WELCOMES RESULT​
    -MARCH 15,2005​
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    FLOWERS BLOSSOM IN KYRGYZSTAN'S TULIP REVOLUTION-​
    MARCH 24,2005
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    TAIWANESE PROTEST AGAINST CHINA​
    -MARCH 26,2005
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    PRESIDENT KERRY VISITS TAIWAN, CALLS FOR CALM BETWEEN NATIONS​
    -APRIL 1,2005

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    POPE JOHN PAUL II DIES-​
    APRIL 2,2005

    CATHOLIC KERRY COMMEMORATES POPE​
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    US TROOPS FEND OFF ASSAULT ON ABU GHRAIB BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH​
    -APRIL 2,2005

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    PRESIDENT URGES CONGRESS TO TACKLE IMMIGRATION REFORM-APRIL 6,2005
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    President Kerry joined with a bipartisan group of Senators, including Ted Kennedy, Mel Martinez, John McCain and Arlen Specter in pushing for immigration reform. Congress is expected to vote on the issue within the next few months.
    RIGHT-WING STRIKES BACK AGAINST REFORM
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    Right-wing Republicans are determined to prevent immigration reform from passing, with talk radio assaulting it as 'amnesty.' With only 45 Democrat Senators, reform will need at least 15 Republican votes to overcome the expected filibuster. However, with the Republican base rallying against the bill, its chances are dying by the day.
    BENEDICT XVI NEW POPE​
    -APRIL 19,2005
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    NEW VIDEO WEBSITE EMERGES​
    - APRIL 23,2005
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    SYRIANS BOOTED OUT OF LEBANON​
    -APRIL 26,2005
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    Syria has promised to withdraw all its forces from Lebanon by April 30 and will let a United Nations team verify the pullout, a U.N. envoy said Sunday.

    Damascus ordered the withdrawal, demanded by a U.N. Security Council resolution seven months ago, after coming under intense international pressure over the Feb. 14 assassination of a Lebanese former prime minister, Rafik al-Hariri.
    The U.N. envoy, Terje Roed-Larsen, said Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara had told him "all Syrian troops, military assets and the intelligence apparatus will have been withdrawn fully and completely ... by April 30, 2005.

    Lebanese opposition figures hailed the announcement, which fulfilled one of their key demands.

    Syria first sent troops to Lebanon in 1976, early in its 1975-90 civil war, but in recent years had reduced numbers to about 14,000 from a peak of 40,000.

    U.N. Resolution 1559, sponsored by the United States and France, demanded the departure of all foreign forces, the disbanding of all Lebanese militias and respect for Lebanon's political independence.

    "Syria by its full withdrawal from Lebanon would have implemented its part of resolution 1559," Shara said.
    The declared timetable means all Syrian forces will have left before Lebanon holds parliamentary elections. The polls were due to have taken place in May, but might be pushed back because of political turmoil since Hariri's killing.
    IRAQI ELECTIONS HELD- MOSTLY SUCCESSFUL BUT LOW SUNNI TURNOUT
    -MAY 1,2005
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    Iraq has held its first ever democratic elections in a public rebuke to Al-Qaeda. President Kerry praised the elections, calling them ' proof of freedom's power'. Despite this rhetoric, most of the large Sunni minority did not vote. Iraq's new parliament will create a new constitution before elections in 2006 and selecting a prime minister to run the government.
    BRITISH ELECTIONS: BLAIR ALIVE BUT WOUNDED​
    -MAY 5,2005
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    In the British elections, pro-Iraq War PM Tony Blair won re-election but is in an increasingly fragile position as involvement in Iraq becomes more and more unpopular.
     
    DNC CHAIRMAN HOWARD DEAN: REPUBLICANS KILLING REFORM

    -MAY 20,2005
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    WAR OF WORDS TO CONTINUE: MEASURE TO END SENATE DEBATE ON IMMIGRATION FAILS​
    -MAY 24,2005
    CLOTURE FAILS AGAIN​
    -MAY 26,2005
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    Voting 52-45, the Senate failed to end debate on the immigration bill, preventing it from being passed. This is another defeat for the President's agenda.​
    WHITE HOUSE LAMBASTS 'REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONISM'​
    -MAY 31,2005
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    After having its legislative agenda on Kyoto and now immigration defeated, the administration lashed out at 'obstructionism' from congressional Republicans.​
    MAY WAS BLOODIEST MONTH IN IRAQ SINCE INVASION​

    PUNDITS WRITE OFF IMMIGRATION REFORM AS DEAD
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     Following the failure of immigration reform in the Senate, pundits widely blame the right-wig's efforts to kill reform for its failure and say congressional Republicans were driven right by talk radio.​
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    Special report:
    The global housing boom
    In come the waves
    The worldwide rise in house prices is the biggest bubble in history. Prepare for the economic pain when it pops
    Jun 16th 2005 | From the print edition
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    ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERING NEW COURSE ON IRAQ AS WAR SOURS
    LIBERALS URGE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
    IRAQI POLICE"PARTIALLY ABLE AT BEST"

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    KERRY APPROVAL RATING AT 47%, 51% DISAPPROVE​
    -JUNE 26,2005
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    3 SEALS, 16 SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN​
    -JUNE 28,2005
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    60% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE INVADING IRAQ WAS WRONG DECISION​
     
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    LIVE 8 CONCERTS HELD
    -JULY 2,2008
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    TERROR STRIKES LONDON-​
    JULY 7,2005PRESIDENT SAYS 'THIS EVIL WILL NOT STAND'
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    HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER TOM DELAY ALLEGES KERRY WEAKNESS CAUSED ATTACKS​
    -JULY 8,2005
    WHITE HOUSE CONDEMS DELAY, SAYS HE 'POLITICISED TRAGEDY'
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    ISLAMIC JIHAD KILLS CIVILIANS IN NETANYA,ISRAEL
    -JULY 12,2005
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    RESORT TOWN IN EGYPT BOMBED BY TERRORISTS​
    -JULY 23,2005
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    ISRAEL PULLS SETTLERS OUT OF GAZA, ENDS OCCUPATION OF GAZA STRIP
    -AUGUST 23,2005
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    GOVERNMENT DECLARES LOUISIANA A DISASTER AREA IN FACE OF HURRICANE-AUGUST 28,2005
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    HURRICANE KATRINA MAKES LANDFALL ON NEW ORLEANS​
    -AUGUST 29,2005
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    KATRINA BURSTS LEVEES, NEW ORLEANS DROWNED
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    FEMA DIRECTOR CRAIG FUGATE PLEDGES 'SWIFT ACTION'​
    -AUGUST 30,2005
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    DISASTER IN NEW ORLEANS AS STRANDED CITIZENS BEG FOR HELP
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    US SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST DIES​
    -SEPTEMBER 1,2005
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    PRESIDENT KERRY INVOKES INSURRECTION ACT, TROOPS ENTER NEW ORLEANS TO RESTORE ORDER​
    -SEPTEMBER 3,2005
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    PRESIDENT KERRY RIDES NEW ORLEANS IN SPEED BOAT
    - SEPTEMBER 4, 2005
    KERRY TO NEW ORLEANS"I'M HERE TO HELP YOU!"
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    GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO KATRINA CRITICISED
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    Congressional Republicans, many seeking to undermine the president in the 2006 elections and elections in November, have criticised the response to Katrina. While Kerry did appear in New Orleans and has been seen to lead the relief effort, Republicans have been quick to deride this as a 'photo-op'. Indeed, this may have value, as there were reports of unrelieved suffering in the city, though these turned out to be exaggerated. 50% of Americans consider the president handled the disaster 'fair' or 'poorly' while 46% believe it was 'good' or 'excellent', according to a Zogby poll.
     
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    ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES IRAQ WITHDRAWAL TIMETABLE-SEPTEMBER 24,2005
    TROOPS TO LEAVE BY 2008
    'IRAQ TO DETERMINE ITS OWN DESTINY' SAYS PRESIDENT
    EXPERTS DIVIDED, MANY CONSIDER WITHDRAWAL ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE 'HOPELESS QUAGMIRE'

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    REPUBLICANS ATTACK WITHDRAWAL TIMETABLE
    TIMETABLE 'GIFT TO AL-QAEDA' SAYS SENATOR MCCAIN

    -SEPTEMBER 25, 2005
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    CARTOON OF MUHAMMAD ANGERS MUSLIMS, PROTESTS ERUPT

    -SEPTEMBER 30, 2005
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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO LAUNCH INQUIRY INTO KATRINA
    FEMA DIRECTOR FUGATE UNDER PRESSURE TO RESIGN
    DEMOCRATS ATTACK 'PARTISAN WITCH-HUNT'

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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS LINKED IN JACK ABRAMOFF LOBBYING SCANDAL
    PROSECUTORS HOPE TO CATCH MAJORITY LEADER DELAY

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    US SOLDIERS FILMED BURNING TALIBAN BODIES

    -OCTOBER 1, 2005
    BURNINGS AGAINST ISLAMIC RITUAL, GENEVA CONVENTION

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    PRESIDENT KERRY NOMINATES SONIA SOTOMAYOR AS CHIEF JUSTICE

    -OCTOBER 7, 2005
    REPUBLICANS ATTACK SOTOMAYOR NOMINATION AS 'UNQUALIFIED EXTREME LIBERAL'
    CONSERVATIVES THREATEN TO FILIBUSTER

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    SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL BEGINS

    -OCTOBER 19, 2005
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    PALESTINE AND SHERATON ISHTAR HOTELS TRUCK BOMBED

    -OCTOBER 24, 2005
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    FIRST LADY TERESA KERRY SAYS IRAQI INSURGENCY 'EXAGGERATED', REPUBLICAN ATTACKS 'FALSE'

    -OCTOBER 25, 2005
    REPUBLICANS CALL HER DELUSIONAL

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    MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS RIOT IN FRANCE

    -OCTOBER 27, 2005
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    FORMER VP CHENEY CHIEF OF STAFF SCOOTER LIBBY INDICTED

    -OCTOBER 28, 2005
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    10 US SOLDIERS, 34 CIVILIANS KILLED IN IRAQ BOMBING-OCTOBER 28, 2005
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    REPUBLICAN JERRY KILGORE WINS VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION-NOVEMBER 8, 2005
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    THOMAS REILLY ELECTED TO KERRY SEAT-

    NOVEMBER 8,2005
    SURPRISINGLY NARROW VICTORY WORRIES DEMOCRATS
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     170 CASUALTES AS TERRORIST BOMBS WEDDING IN AMMAN, JORDAN

    -NOVEMBER 9, 2005
    JORDANIANS ALIENATED FROM AL-QAEDA
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    SHI'ITE MOSQUES ATTACKED IN SUICIDE BOMBINGS

    -NOVEMBER 18, 2005
    SENATE CONFIRMS SOTOMAYOR

    -NOVEMBER 23, 2005
    60-39 CONFIRMATION CAUSES MIXED FEELINGS AMONG DEMOCRATS
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    CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKERS HELD HOSTAGE

    -NOVEMBER 26, 2005

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    CONSERVATIVE RIGHT GAINING INFLUENCE?
    REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT ALARMED AT RIGHT-WING DIRECTION

    DEATH OF IMMIGRATION REFORM SHOWS THE RIGHT'S RISING POWER

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    IRAQI VOTERS ENDORSE CONSTITUTION

    -DECEMBER 20, 2005
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    IRAQ WAR EXCEEDS PROJECTED $60 BILLION COST, SO FAR COSTS OVER $200 BILLION

    OVER 35,000 RECORDED INSURGENT ATRACKS IN IRAQ IN 2005
    9,000 INCREASE FROM 2004

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    51% OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF PRESIDENT KERRY

    -DECEMBER 22, 2005



    ISRAELI PM SHARON IN VEGETATIVE STATE AFTER STROKE

    -JANUARY 4, 2006
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    US LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES INTO PAKISTAN

    -JANUARY 13, 2006
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    PRESIDENT KERRY GIVES STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS-

    JANUARY 30, 2006
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    In his State of the Union Address, the president called for a continued globalised fight against terrorism. He condemned 'extremists' and urged Congress to stop 'obstruction and blatant partisanship', urging the parties to work across the aisle. The president addressed immigration reform-lamenting its failure, global warming and energy independence, urging for increased use and investment in renewables. He called on Congress to pass a healthcare law that 'stops insurance companies from profiting off human misery' and makes health insurance 'universal, affordable for all.' Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida and brother to former president George W Bush gave the Republican response, condemning Kerry for 'partisanship and extremism' and urging the president to 'give the American people the governance and leadership they deserve.' This increased speculation among pundits that Jeb will run for president in 2008. If he ran, he would be the third president from the Bush family.
    JUSTICE DAVID SOUTER WILL RETIRE FROM SUPREME COURT - FEBRUARY 1, 2005
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    WILL HIGH GAS PRICES, IRAQ WAR DOOM CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS?
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    FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN GREENSPAN LEAVES
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROGER FERGUSON TO BECOME FED CHAIRMAN-JANUARY 31,2006

    EXPERTS WORRIED ABOUT HOUSING BUBBLE GREENSPAN LEAVES&GOVERNMENT INACTION ON BUBBLE
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    SHI'ITE AL-ASKARI MOSQUE BOMBED-FEBRUARY 22, 2006
    FEARS OF SECTARIAN VIOLENCE, REPORTS OF POGROMS


    EXPERTS WARN OF 'IRAQI CIVIL WAR'
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    CONGRESS CONSIDERING BILL TO REGULATE HEALTH INSURERS

    LIBERALS DERIDE BILL AS 'INEFFECTUAL', CALL FOR UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE


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    ANN WILLIAMS TO REPLACE SOUTER-MARCH 1, 2006
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    IRAQI FAMILY KILLED BY US SOLDIERS-MARCH 12, 2006


    53% DISAPPROVE OF KERRY, 43% APPROVE-MARCH 13,2006

    UK PM BLAIR TO RESIGN NEXT YEAR, LABOUR LEADS CONSERVATIVES-MARCH 21,2006
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    MASSACHUSETTS PASSES HEALTHCARE REFORM-APRIL 12,2006

    MASS GOVERNOR ROMNEY POSSIBLE GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
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    NEW IRAQI ELECTIONS HELD
    LOW TURNOUT AMID CIVIL WAR-APRL 15,2006
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    PROTESTS IN BROADWAY ON THIRD YEAR OF IRAQ WAR-APRIL 29,2006
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    CONGRESS PASSES HEALTHCARE MALPRACTICE REFORM-MAY 6,2006
    MONTENEGRO DECLARES INDEPENDENCE AFTER REFERENDUM-june 3,2006

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    IRAQI AL-QAEDA LEADER ZARQAWI KILLED-JUNE 7, 2006
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    IBRAHIM AL-JAAFARI TO BE IRAQI PM-JUNE 10,2006
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    VIOLENCE IN BAGHDAD CONTINUES DESPITE US EFFORTS
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    US HOUSING BUBBLE DYING DOWN EXPERTS WARN OF POSIIBILITY OF RECESSION
    WHITE HOUSE: THREAT OF RECESSION NONEXISTENT, MARKET ACTING NATURALLY

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    SADDAM HUSSEIN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING -NOVEMBER 5,2006

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    US MIDTERM ELECTIONS HELD-NOVEMEBER 6, 2006


    REPUBLICANS HAVE 58 SENATE SEATS, 239 HOUSE SEATS


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    NEW SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MCCONNELL: KERRY IS NEW JIMMY CARTER-NOVEMBER 6, 2006


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    Important results:


    VIRGINIA SENATOR ALLEN RE-EECTED IN A LANDSLIDE!


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    NEW JERSEY SENATE SEAT GOES FOR GOP THOMAS KEAN JR


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    GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH(D-IL)LOSES RE-ELECTION


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    ELECTION TURNOUT HITS RECORD LOW


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    57% DISSPAROVE OF PRESIDENT KERRY'S JOB PERFORMANCE-NOVEMBER 9, 2006


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    IRAQI HEALTH SECRETARY KIDNAPPED


    HUNDREDS KILLED IN SADR CITY BOMBINGS-NOVEMEBER 23,2006


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    COUP OCCURS IN FIJI-DECEMBER 5,2006


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    IRAQ STUDY GROUP RELEASES REPORT, SUPPORTS WITHDRAWAL-DECEMBER 6,2006


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    SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN ANNOUNCES RUN FR GOP NOMINATION-DECEMBER 19,2006


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    ETHIOPIA INVADES SOMALIA, ATTACKS ISLAMIST AL-SHABAAB GOVT-DECEMBER 23,2006


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    SADDAM HUSSEIN EXECUTED-DECEMBER 30,2006


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    MITT ROMNEY SETS UP EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE-JANUARY 3,2007
    KERRY GIVES 2007 STATE OF THE UNION-JANUARY 23,2007
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    President Kerry gave his State of the Union address today. On domestic issues, he said he held out hope for 'comprehensive reform' in healthcare and immigration. He called for America to move from foreign oil dependence to renewable, green, sustainable technologies. Kerry also told Congress that 'the only proper course of action in Iraq is a devolution of responsibilities to Iraqi security forces' and said 'the United States does not have an interest in staying in Iraq. It is in the best interests of Iraq and the United States for Iraqis to choose their own future. This is the moment we have been waiting for'. The Republican response was given by New Jersey Senator Thomas Kean Junior.
    320 KILLED IN BATTLE OF NAJAF-JANUARY 28,2007
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    ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE JOINS GOP FIELD-JANUARY 28,2007
    PUNDITS WRITE OFF HUCKABEE BID
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    RUDY GIULIANI TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT-FEBRUARY 5, 2007
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    40,000 US TROOPS REPORTEDLY LEFT IN IRAQ
    240 CASUALTIES IN BAGHDAD CAR BOMBINGS-FEBRUARY 12,2007
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    NORTH KOREA AGREES TO SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR FOOD,ENERGY-FEBRUARY 13,2007
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    MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR PRESIDENCY-FEBRUARY 13,2007
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    BILL FRIST TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT-FEBRUARY 27,2007
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    ISRAELI PM OLMERT ADMITS INVASION OF LEBANON WAS PLANNED MONTHS AHEAD -MARCH 8,2007
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    TONY BLAIR TO RESIGN ON MAY 1-MARCH 9,2007
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    FORMER TN SENATOR FRED THOMPSON ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN-MARCH 11,2007
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    LIBERTARIAN RON PAUL TO RUN FOR REPUBLICAN NOMINATION-MARCH 12,2007
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    SECOND LADY ELIZABETH EDWARDS HAS MALIGNANT BREAST CANCER-MARCH 22,2007
    JOHN EDWARDS TO REMAIN VICE-PRESIDENT
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    NEW CENTURY FINANCIAL-SUBPRIME MORTGAGE LENDERS-DECALRES CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY-MARCH 29,2007
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    UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED-APRIL 3,2007

    SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN-APRIL 18,2007
    DEMOCRATS APPLAUD 'DEFENSE OF CHOICE', REPUBLICANS LAMBAST 'ACTIVIST JUDGES'
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    GORDON BROWN ELECTED LEADER OF UK LABOUR PARTY-APRIL 20,2007
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    JOHN MCCAIN LAUNCHES PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN-APRIL 25,2007
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    CHALLENGE TO KERRY? RUMOURS OF PRIMARY CHALLENGER TO PRESIDENT, LITTLE TO BACK IT UP

    IRAQ DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE
    GEORGIA REPUBLICAN STRAW POLL WON BY FRED THOMPSON-MAY 20,2007
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    GIULIANI, MCCAIN WON'T CONTEST AMES STRAW POLL-JUNE 6,2007
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    SUPREME COURT RULES ISSUE ADS CAN BE BANNED IN BEFORE ELECTIONS-JUNE 25,2007


     
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    MCCAIN FACES FINACIAL PROBLEMS-JULY 2,2007
    DONORS FLOCK TO ROMNEY
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    DOW JONES CLOSES ABOVE 14,000 FIRST TIME EVER-JULY 14,2007
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    PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR AFGHANISTAN TROOP SURGE-JULY 18,2007
    CONGRESS PASSES TROOP SURGE PLAN 60-39-AUGUST 1,2007
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    35W BRIDGE IN MINNESOTA COLLAPSES-AUGUST 1,2007

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    GORDON BROWN ANNOUNCES ALL BRITISH TROOPS TO LEAVE IRAQ BY JANUARY 2008-AUGUST 3,2007
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    AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE GOES BANKRUPT-AUGUST 6,2007
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    PRESIDENT URGES $1 BILLION BAILOUT OF HOMEOWNERS SUFFERING IN SUBPRIME-MORTGAGE CRISIS-AUGUST 6,2007
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    BNP PARIBAS DISCOVERS TOXIC SUBPRIME SECURITIES-AUGUST 9,2007

    WORLD FACING CREDIT CRUNCH, RECESSION APPROACHING
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    DOW JONES FALLS-AUGUST 9,2007
    GEORGE ALLEN WINS NARROW VICTORY OVER ROMNEY IN AMES STRAW POLL-AUGUST 11,2007
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    HOMEOWNER BAILOUT BILL REJECTED BY CONGRESS-AUGUST 28,2007
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    ISRAELI RUMOURED TO HAVE BOMBED SYRIAN NUCLAR REACTOR-SEPTEMBER 6,2007
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    RUN ON UK BANK NORTHERN ROCK-SEPTEMBER 14,2007
    SUPBRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS BLAMED
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    WILL NEWT RUN?
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    ASSASSIN SHOOTS IRAQI PM JAAFARI-SEPTEMBER 25,2007
    JAAFARI SUFFERS ONLY MINOR INJURIES
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    HOME PRICES CONTINUE TO FALL
    NEWT GINGRICH NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT-OCTOBER 3,2007

    PUNDITS SAY ALLEN BENEFICIARY OF NO GINGRICH
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    DOW JONES REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH OF 14,189-OCTOBER 9,2007
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    FED CHAIRMAN FERGUSON EXPRESSES ALARM ABOUT HOUSING BUBBLE BURST-OCTOBER 10,2007
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    STEPHEN COLBERT TO RUN FOR GOP NOMINATION-OCTOBER 16,2007
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    FED LOWERS BASIS FUNDS RATE FROM 25 TO 4.5 BASIS POINTS-OCTOBER 31,2007
     
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    MONEY BOMB: RON PAUL RAISES $4.4 MILLION IN 1 DAY!-NOVEMBER 5,2007
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    RNC RULES 5 STATES WILL LOSE 50% OF THEIR DELEGATES-NOVEMBER 8,2007
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    YOU TUBE&CNN HOST GOP DEBATE-NOVEMBER 28,2007
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    MITT ROMNEY GIVES SPEECH ON HIS MORMON FAITH--DECEMBER 6,2007
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    IRAQ WAR OVER:LAST US TROOPS LEAVE IRAQ-DECEMBER 31,2007
    HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF? IRAQ COMPARED TO VIETNAM
    REPUBLICANS CONDEMN WITHDRAWAL

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    US IS NOW IN A RECESSION
    OVER 2 MILLION FORECLOSURES IN 2007, 75% INCREASE FROM 2006
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    IOWA CAUCUS A RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR GEORGE ALLEN-JANUARY 3,2008
    ROMNEY RETAINS WIDE LEAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE POLLS, BOASTS 'ECONOMIC EXPERTISE' AMID RECESSION
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    PRICE OF PETROL AT $103 A BARREL!-JANUARY 2,2008
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    ROMNEY EASILY WINS WYOMING CAUCUS-JANUARY 5,2008
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    60% OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF PRESIDENT'S JOB PERFORMANCE-JANUARY 6,2008
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    MCCAIN LAGS BEHIND ROMNEY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
    ROMNEY WINS 1-POINT VICTORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE-JANUARY 8,2008

    ROMNEY LEADS KERRY BY6 POINTS IN NATIONWIDE POLL
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    STOCK MARKET EXPERIENCING SEVERE DOWNTURN
    MCCAIN DROPS OUT OF THE RACE, MAKES NO ENDORSEMENT-JANUARY 11,2008

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    ROMNEY WINS HOMESTATE OF MICHIGAN-JANUARY 13,2008
    ROMNEY BOASTS ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE
    REPORTS EMERGE OF OUTSOURCING, LAYOFFS BY ROMNEY AT BAIN CAPITAL

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    CAMPAIGN MOVES TO SOUTH CAROLINA
    ALLEN LEADS SOUTH CAROLINA POLLS, FRIST, ROMNEY CLOSE BEHIND
    ROMNEY WINS NEVADA, ALLEN WINS SOUTH CAROLINA-JANUARY 19,2008
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    BILL FRIST DROPS OUT-JANUARY 23, 2008
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    NAR(NATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF REALTORS) ANNOUNCES HOME SALES FELL THE MOST IN 25 YEARS-JANUARY 24,2008
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    ROMNEY WINS FLORIDA-JANUARY 29,2008
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    OPINION: REPUBICAN SPIN ON IRAQ IS 'KERRY SNACHED DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY'
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    ROMNEY SCORES VICTORY ON SUPER TUEDSAY-FEBRUARY 5,2008
    ROMNEY NEEDS 476 DELEGATES FOR NOMINATION, ALLE NEEDS 987 MORE
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    WHO IS THE REAL ROMNEY?
    OPINION: ROMNEY HASN'T ANSWERED ATTACKS CALLING HIM A FLIPFLOPPER
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    TROOP SURGE TO AFGHANISTAN AFTER LEAVING IRAQ-FEBRUARY 9,2008
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    NEW IMMIGRATION BILL GOES BEFORE CONGRESS-FEBRUARY 9,2008
    REPUBLICANS CALL BILL 'CHEAP POLITICAL PLOY'
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    GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE TO RUN FOR ARKANSAS SENATE SEAT-FEBRAURY 11,2008
    REPAUBLICANS HOPEFUL OF BEATING DEMOCRAT INCUMBENT MARK PRYOR
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    ALLEN ENDS CAMPAIGN, ROMNEY LOOKS SET TO BE NOMINEE-FEBRUARY 16,2008

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    KOSOVO DECALRES INDEPENDENCE-FEBRUARY 17,2008

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    TURKISH TROOPS MOVE INTO IRAQ, ATTACK KURDS-FEBRUARY 22,2008
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    PASKIATNI ELECTIONS HELD, GOVERNMENT CRUSHED-FEBRUARY 19,2008
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    NORTHERN ROCK TAKEN OVER BY UK GOVERNMENT-FEBRUARY 22,2008
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    US NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT BETWEEN IRAQ AND TURKEY-FEBRUARY 25,2008
     
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    ROMNEY HOLDS 3-POINT LEAD OVER KERRY-MARCH 2,2008
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    GEORGE W BUSH ENDORSES ROMNEY-MARCH 3,2008
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    BEAR STEARNS FACES BANKRUPTCY-MARCH 14,2008
    WILL THE WALL STREET GIANT BE BAILED OUT?
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    GOVERNMENT BAILOUT SEES BEAR STEARNS SOLD TO JP MORGAN-MARCH 14,2008
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    UNEMPLOYMENT RISES TO 5.1%, ECONOMY ENTERS RECESSION
    THREAT OF FORECLOSURE STALKS MILLIONS AS HOUSING MARKET CRASHES
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    NANCY REAGAN ENDORSES ROMNEY-MARCH 28,2008
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    IRAQI CIVIL WAR IN STALEMATE
    AL-QAEDA, SHI'ITE MILITIAS, KURDS&GOVERNMENT ALL CONTROL PORTIONS OF IRAQ
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    ROMNEY GAFFE"I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYED, I CARE ABOUT STRUGGLING WORKING AMERICANS."-APRIL 6,2008
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    KERRY REPLICATES GAFFE"MOST AMERICANS AREN'T STRUGGLING"-APRIL 20,2008
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    GENERAL MOTORS TO LAYOFF WORKERS DUE TO RECESSION-APRIL 28,2008
    ROMNEY, KERRY BOTH CLAIM TO BE 'FRIEND OF AUTO INDUSTRY'

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    POSSIBLE ROMNEY VPS:
    • George Allen​
    • Carly Fiorina​
    • Tom Ridge​
    • Christine Todd Whitman​
    • Tim Pawlenty​
    • JC Watts​
    • Mark Sanford​
    • Paul Ryan​
    • John Thune​
    • Meg Whitman​
    • John Sununu​
    CALIFORNIA LEGALISES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE-MAY 15,2008
    WILL THE 2008 CAMPAIGN SEE GAY MARRIAGE AS A MUCH OF AN ISSUE AS IN 2004?
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    MUGABE WINS 85.5% OF VOTE IN CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION-27 JUNE,2008
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    230 CASUALTIES IN BOMBING OF INDIA'S KABUL EMBASSY-JULY 7,2008
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    16 KILLED IN ATTACK IN KASHGAR, CHINA-4 AUAGUST,2008
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    ROMNEY SELECTS SENATOR JOHN THUNE(R-SD)AS VP-AUGUST 16,2008
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    KERRY APPROVAL RATING AT 38%-AUGUST 21,2008
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    FIGHTING ERUPTS IN EASTERN SYRIA
    AL-QAEDA SEIZES BORDER TOWNS

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    DNC HELD; AL GORE, TED KENNEDY, KERRY&THE CLINTONS TRY TO RALLY DEMOCRATS-AUGUST 28,2008
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    2008 RNC: GOP READY TO BATTLE-SEPTEMBER 4,2008
    ROMNEY/THUNE TICKET RETAINS POLL LEAD
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    LEHMAN BROTHERS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY-SEPTEMBER 11,2008
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    STOCK MARKET TUMBLES, TREASURY PROPOSES WALL STREET BAILOUT
    ROMNEY REMAINS SILENT ON BAILOUT PLAN, BOOASTS 'ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE'
    PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE HELD, ROMNEY SEEN AS WINNER
    ROMNEY &KERRY BOTH BACK BAILOUT
    ROMNEY ENJOYS 6-POINT LEAD IN LATEST POLL

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    GOP CONSERVATIVES DEFY WALL STREET'S PLEAS, DEFEAT BAILOUT-SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
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    DOW JONES SHEDS 797 POINTS IN HUGE CRASH!-SEPTEMBER 29,2008
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    TARP BAILOUT PASSES SECOND TIME ROUND-OCTOBER 6,2008
    PUBLIC FURIOUS AT BAILING OUT 'UNDESERVING BANKERS'
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    KERRY RE-ELECTION BID IN DEEP TROUBLE: ROMNEY PULLS AHEAD TO SOLID LEAD IN POLLS
    VOTERS BLAME PRESIDENT FOR FINANCIAL CRISIS, UNPOPULAR BAILOUTS
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    MITCH MCCONNELL: KERRY'S BIG GOVERNMENT, SPENDING CRASHED ECONOMY
    NEW POLL SHOWS 56% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE PRESIDENT KERRY'S ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE WRONG

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    ROMNEY-KERRY SPAR IN SECOND DEBATE, ROMNEY COMES OUT AS WINNER-OCTOBER 7, 2008
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    REPORTS SAY IRANIAN TROOPS ARE NOW IN IRAQ-OCTOBER 10, 2008

    PRESIDENT KERRY CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS STIMULUS BILL TO SAVE ECONOMY-OCTOBER 11, 2008
    KERRY: THE STAKES ARE VERY HIGH, IF WE MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE, WE FACE DIRE CONSEQUENCES
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    ROMNEY PROMISES BILLIONS IN TAX CUTS IF ELECTED, SAYS KERRY'S REGULATIONS, 'BIG GOVERNMENT ATTACKS ON FREE ENTERPRISE AND TAX AND SPEND LIBERALISM' HAVE CAUSED CRISIS-OCTOBER 12, 2008
    REPUBLICANS POINT TO HIGH DEBT TO BLAME KERRY, CLAIM DEMOCRATS AND BIG GOVERNMENT FUELLED HOUSING CRISIS, RESULTING CRASH
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    KERRY: ROMNEY IS WRONG, WALL STREET GREED CAUSED CRISIS-OCTOBER 13, 2008
    ROMNEY RUNNING MATE THUNE: STOP THE CLASS WARFARE!
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    FINAL DEBATE UNEVENTFUL, ROMNEY CRITICISES 'AWFUL FAILURE' ON IRAQ, KERRY SAYS 'I DID NOT WANT TO ASK ANY MORE MEN TO DIE FOR A MISTAKE'-OCTOBER 15, 2008
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    CNN POLL: 50% ROMNEY, 45% KERRY
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    OCTOBER SURPRISE: WHITE HOUSE INTERN SAYS SHE IS PREGNANT WITH VICE-PRESIDENT'S CHILD!-OCTOBER 22, 2008
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    KERRY DEFENDS VP: JOHN EDWARDS IS A GOOD AND DECENT MAN-OCTOBER 23, 2008
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    MEDIA FIRESTORM INFLAMES JOHN EDWARDS, DISGUST EXPRESSED AT EDWARDS CHEATING ON CANCER-STRICKEN WIFE
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    EDWARDS DENIES CHEATING ALLEGATIONS, 'TABLOID TRASH' HE SAYS-OCTOBER 24, 2008
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    EDWARDS MISTRESS LOUISA HART RELEASES VICE-PRESIDENT'S LEWD TEXTS TO MEDIA-OCTOBER 25, 2008

    MITT ROMNEY: JOHN EDWARDS' BEHAVIOR IS DESPICABLE, HE SHOULD BE FIRED-OCTOBER 25, 2008
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    EDWARDS ADMITS AFFAIR, DENIES FATHERING LOVECHILD-OCTOBER 27, 2008
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    VICE-PRESIDENT AND ELIZABETH EDWARDS SEPERATE-OCTOBER 28, 2008
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    UNEMPLOYMENT JUMPS FROM 6.4% TO 6.9% IN 1 MONTH, ECONOMY SHRINKS BY 8%!-NOVEMBER 1, 2008
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    JOHN KERRY DECLINES TO SACK EDWARDS, HOPES TO AVOID EDWARDS ISSUE, SAYS 'THE TOP OF THE TICKET IS WHAT MATTERS'-NOVEMBER 1, 2008
    POLL SHOWS 62% OF AMERICANS THINK KERRY SHOULD DUMP JOHN EDWARDS FROM TICKET
    LEAK SHOWS KERRY ADVISED BY LEADING DEMOCRATS TO SACK EDWARDS
    MITT ROMNEY SAYS KERRY'S PICK OF EDWARDS 'SHOWS BAD JUDGEMENT'
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    FINAL POLLS SHOW MITT ROMNEY WITH NEARLY INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD, CLOSE TO DOUBLE-DIGIT LEADS IN OHIO & FLORIDA-NOVEMBER 3, 2008
    CNN/USA POLL: 51% ROMNEY, 45% KERRY
    KERRY: IF I LOSE, I LOSE
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    Kerry/Edwards: 212 electoral votes 46.53% of the popular vote


    Incumbent President: John Forbes Kerry
    President-Elect: Willard Mitt Romney


    The 2008 election, as expected, was a resounding rejection of President Kerry. The financial crisis, Iraq, Katrina, gas prices, congressional gridlock, all these ensured that John Kerry would not be able to enjoy a successful presidency. That was along with the October Surprise, when in mid-October 2008 Vice-President Edwards was revealed to have cheated on his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth Edwards with a White House intern, and the intern was revealed to be pregnant. The last few weeks of the campaign saw the last hope of the Democrats be crushed in the Edwards scandal.

    The election saw turnout decrease from 2004 to 59.5%. Voters expressed a strong dislike and anger at their politicians and government. The election was a rejection of Kerry, whose approval ratings languished in the mid-30s as the economy rapidly went into freefall and the civil war in Iraq spread to violence in Syria and Iranian troops were reported to be in Iraq. The only surprising thing was that the rejection was not even bigger. In the Senate the seat count remained the same with 58 Republicans, 41 Democrats and 1 Independent. In Arkansas, former Governor Mike Huckabee brought down sitting Democrat Senator Mark Pryor, and Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu was also taken down. The Republicans dominated the governorships, with 33 Republican governors to 17 Democrats. In the House 249 seats went to the Republicans, a gain of 9 seats from in 2006, giving the party huge-but not filibuster proof- congressional majorities.

    Still, with the nation facing the worst financial crisis since the Great depression the Republicans did not have much to celebrate. President-Elect Romney and his team could only hope that this was not another 2004, an election they'd have been best to lose. They would soon find out.