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02 Nov

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Midterms: money changes everything

 
Political donations from nefarious groups are strangling US democracy, and a former Bush adviser is cashing in.
Cliff Schecter Last Modified: 01 Nov 2010 20:40 GMT
Groups linked to Karl Rove are expected to spend between $50m and $70m during election season [GALLO/GETTY] 

“I went to the crossroad, fell down upon my knees.” This was the powerful first line of “Cross Road Blues” by 1930s blues legend Robert Johnson. It was later adapted into the song “Crossroads” by Eric Clapton’s Cream and a movie of the same name, starring the serially pre-pubescent Ralph Macchio. The song and movie were infamously about going down to a crossroads in the Mississippi Delta, to sell your soul to the Devil………………………………..

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Guantanamo: Obama’s promise

What is the legality of the so-called military commissions?……………..

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More:

 US: myth of the two party system

China: ‘Pakistan is our Israel’

Polls open in crucial US midterms

Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect

And the real enemy is …

Waging the big bucks jihad

Parcel bombs target Greek capital

Lebanon simmers as Hezbollah braces

Al-Qaeda claims Iraq church attack

Anger over Dead Sea Scrolls

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Michelle Obama’s ‘rock star’ status fails to draw crowds      

Guy Adams: Michelle Obama steps in as Harry Reid struggles to beat Republicans…………………………………………………………………………………..

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Obituaries

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Sorensen, right, consults President Kennedy in 1962

Theodore Sorensen: Speechwriter who provided the intellectual backbone of Kennedy’s ‘Camelot’

Ted Sorensen was not just the sole remaining survivor from the innermost circle of the Kennedy White House, a last knight of America’s mythical 20th century Camelot. ………………………………..

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