Scoop Full Coverage: US Midterm Elections 2006

Published: Thu 16 Nov 2006 09:47 AM
Scoop Full Coverage: US Midterm Elections 2006

U.S. Midterms: Bernard Weiner On Bush's Brain
- Psychiatrist: The last time we met, you were so upset with me I thought I might be headed to Guatanamo. But those of us in the psychiatric profession are used to momentary rages from clients when they're dealing with highly sensitive topics. So why did you ask to see me again? See... Bush's Post-Election Session With His Shrink
MORE POST U.S. MIDTERMS COMMENT:Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Happy! Happy! Happy! FAIR.Org - Morning-After Pundits Take Winners to Task Ernest Partridge - And Now What? Mary Pitt - America's Demands Of The 100th Congress William Fisher - William Fisher: Arrogant to the End Truthout.Org - Editorial: Impeachment and the Table Scott Galindez - Galindez: Howard Dean's 50-State Strategy Pays Off Daniel Patrick Welch - Left's Unwarranted Giddiness Over US Election Gain

American Coup: Ohio's Not So Fraud Free Election
- The percentage of uncounted votes in the allegedly "fraud free" 2006 Ohio election is actually higher than the fraud-ridden 2004 election, when the presidency was stolen here. A flawed voting process that allowed voters to be illegally turned away throughout the morning on Election Day may have cost the Dems at least two Congressional seats and a state auditor's seat. See... A Statistically Impossible Swing To The GOP In OH
MORE: Scoop Link - CBS News - Florida Recount, 2006-Style John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 14, 2006, November 13, 2006 & November 12, 2006

U.S. Midterms: William Rivers Pitt Leads Off A Post Election Comment Fest
- Let us be absolutely clear on what has taken place. This was not simply a midterm election, not just a historic running of the table, not just a scathing repudiation of virtually everything the Bush administration has stood for since they swaggered ... See... William Rivers Pitt: A Deep, Deep Breath
MORE POST ELECTION ANALYSIS:Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 09/11/06 - Good Result Rosalea Barker - Stateside with Rosalea: The Fog Of Elections David Swanson - David Swanson: A Bulk Rate on Printing Subpoenas? Robert Parry - American Voters Just Say No Rabbi Michael Lerner - A Moment To Celebrate! Hope Is Back!!! Michael Moore - LANDSLIDE! ...A Big Thanks From Michael Moore John Chuckman - John Chuckman: As I Lay Dying Cindy Sheehan - Sit Down for Change and Stand Up for Peace Steven A. Hass - Midterm Democrats And The Two-Year Mandate

U.S. Midterms: Whither Comest New U.S. Defence Sec. Robert Gates
- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld will resign, reportedly to be replaced by former CIA director Robert Gates. Gates was on the board of directors of VoteHere, a strange little company that was the biggest elections industry lobbyist for the Help America ... See Bev Harris... New Def. Sec. Gates Was Director Of Voting Company
MORE ON RUMSFELD DEPARTURE: Robert Parry - The Secret World of Robert Gates Kurt Nimmo - Rumsfeld Dumped, Bush Suggests a Spook Norman Solomon - Saddam's Unindicted Co-Conspirator: Don Rumsfeld
U.S. Midterms: A Monumental Victory For U.S. Election Protection - The real winner in the November 7 election is the grassroots voter protection movement. That the well-oiled, well-funded Rove/Bush theft machine lost control of the US House with the Senate as close as it is says just one thing: somebody was watching. In ... See... A Victory For The Election Protection Movement
MORE AMERICAN COUP COVERAGE: Jason Leopold - Historic Democratic Victory John Gideon - Daily Voting News, DAY AFTER ELECTION Nov. 8 '06, ELECTION DAY Nov. 7, 2006
12:30am Senate Hangs on Results From One Montana County
8.05pm NEWSFLASH: Democrats Win Both Houses
5.13pm NEWSFLASH: Dems Win U.S. House Of Reps.
4.00pm NEWSFLASH: Senate Race Down To 4 Races
12.50pm NEWSFLASH: Exit Polls - Narrowly Dem. Senate

American Coup: The Story Of America's Compromised Voting Machinery In A TV Documentary
- "In 2002, Seattle grandmother and writer Bev Harris asked officials in her county why they had acquired electronic touch screen systems for their elections…. In the course of her research, which unearthed hundreds of reported incidents of mishandled voting information, Harris stumbled across an "online library" of the Diebold Corporation, discovering a treasure trove of information about the inner-workings of the company's voting system. Harris brought this proprietary "secret" information to computer security expert Dr. Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins University [Scoop Editor's Note: VIA A SOFTWARE RELEASE ANNOUNCED ON SCOOP.CO.NZ - Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!], who determined that the software lacked the necessary security features to prevent tampering. " Hacking Democracy Doco On HBO
View The HBO Documentary – On Google VideoOn YouTube
MORE COVERAGE OF AMERICAN COUP 2006:Bernard Weiner - Rove's "Robocalling" Tactic to Steal the Election Bradblog.Com - Exclusive: 'The Pentagon Papers Of E-Voting' Greg Palast - Greg Palast: How They Stole The Mid-Term Election Lynn Landes - Landes: Candidates Advised To Citizen Audit Races Sam Smith - Undernews: US Mid-Terms Election Eve Observations Freeman & Bleifuss - : A Way to Restore Confidence Freepress.Org - Ohio Election System Added Votes Never Cast In '04 Evelyn Pringle - Ohio Governor Race - Fox Guarding Henhouse Washington Post - Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems at Polls Michael Keefer - The 2006 U.S. Midterms: Another Stolen Election? Fitrakis & Wasserman Nov. 7 Outcome & The Election Protection Movement & The Power Of A Social Movement Can Beat The GOP Phil Rockstroh - It's Always Darkest, Right Before...
NEWS DIGESTS:John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 5 & 6, 2006, November 4, 2006 , November 3, 2006, November 2, 2006

American Coup: Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update
- Political junkies talk about two elections as they anticipate the November 6 mid term Congressional elections: 1982 and 1994. In 1982, the Democrats picked up 27 House seats as the country said no to the doctrinaire Reagan project. The Senate remained Republican that year. 1994 was a blow out of epic proportions. The Democrats lost 54 seats in the House and eight in the Senate. That election was the “gift that keeps giving.” See... U.S. Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update & Election Fraud 2006 – Quantifying The Risk
MORE: John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 31, 2006, October 30, 2006 & October 29, 2006 Fitrakis & Wasserman - Shocking GOP Election Court Victory In Ohio 2006 LA Times - 11 Charged in GOP Vote Fraud Time Magazine - Can This Voting Machine Be Trusted?

American Coup: William Rivers Pitt On Andy Stephenson's Election
- What would Andy think of the news stories that have been coming out over the last days and weeks? Just today, the UK Guardian published a report titled "US Warned of Ballot Box Chaos as Elections Near." The report goes on to state, "Six years after the emergence of the now infamous 'hanging chad' in the 2000 presidential elections, monitoring groups warn that technological glitches and hackers could throw next month's mid-term elections into chaos."See... William Rivers Pitt: Andy's Election
MORE COVERAGE OF ELECTION FRAUD IN THE US: Scoop Blogwatch - Mark Crispin Miller Interview On Election 2006 Jason Leopold - Severe Election Problems Seen in 10 States Bruce O'Dell - Bruce O'Dell: Pull the Plug on E-Voting & (Part II) David Swanson - Karl Rove Announces Plans to Steal Election '06 Bob Fitrakis - Will Ken Blackwell Find The Ways To Steal Ohio '06 The Guardian - US Warned of Ballot Box Chaos as Elections Near ABC News - Electronic Voting Machines Could Skew Elections Mail and Guardian - Voting Problems Loom in US Election
NEWS LINK DIGESTS: John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 28, 2006, October 27, 2006, October 26, 2006, October 25, 2006 & October 24, 2006
U.S. Midterms: FINAL PRE-ELECTION COMMENT & OPINION:William Rivers Pitt - The Rat Pack David Swanson - Wow Is NPR Soothing Peter Rost M.D. - The Genocide Election Sheila Samples - Give Us The Word Robert Parry - America's Slide to Totalitarianism Jason Leopold - Democrats Calls For Probe Over GOP "Robocalling" Bob Fitrakis - GOP trashes exit polls & builds barricades in Ohio William Fisher - Where Are You Harry?

US Midterms: Rosalea Barker Sails Onwards To Election 2006
- The phrase "San Francisco politics" is being used as a bogey-man these mid-term elections as a way of scaring voters away from electing a Democratic majority in the House. Should the Democrats prevail, the new House Leader would be Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. See... Stateside With Rosalea: San Francisco Politics
Daniel Patrick Welch - Andrés Manuel López Obrador for President Of USA! David Swanson The Plan Bush Is Looking For Patricia L Johnson - Enough, Enough Of The Brainwashing Sam Smith - The Bribe That Dares Not Use Its Name David Swanson - Ed Asner On Illegal War And Impeachment William Fisher - Political Amnesia? Robert Parry - America's Point of No Return Jason Leopold - Rumsfeld's Lethal Denial William Rivers Pitt - Speaking of Apologies Sam Smith - Why Is The Military Sacred? Mary Pitt - The Hate Machine David Swanson - Oneonta Robert Parry - Al-Qaeda Wants Republicans to Win David Swanson - To the Virgins to Make Less of Passing Legislation

WMDs: Bush Admin Sticks Nuclear Secrets On The Web In Arabic!
- The New York Times headline for Friday reads, "US Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer." Bad enough all by itself, true, but this headline does not entirely convey the insane and astonishing and absurd and awful realities behind this story. "Last March," begins the article, "the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to 'leverage the Internet' to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein." See... William Rivers Pitt: You're Kidding Me, Right?
MORE: New York Times - Bush Admin. Put Nuclear Secrets in Arabic on Web

US Midterm Elections: GOP Spin Machine Set To Super Fast
- Last week, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and senior White House officials, in hopes of shoring up the GOP's sagging poll numbers before the November 7 midterm election, went on a media blitz, granting on-the-record interviews to dozens of conservative print and broadcast reporters. One of those interviews resulted in a backlash against the White House when Cheney told a reporter that, for him, water-boarding, a controversial technique used against terror suspects that simulates drowning, was a "no brainer." See... Jason Leopold: Bush "Upbeat" on Iraq?
MORE MIDTERM ELECTION COMMENT: Frank Morales - Bush Moves Toward Martial Law Bernard Weiner - Why Voting for Dems Is Required William Fisher - The Prescience of JFK Robert Parry - All the President's Lies William Rivers Pitt - Blood in the Gutters Peter Rost M.D. - Election Creates Panic Among Drug Makers Sherwood Ross - Thoreau, Unjust Wars, Voting, and Impeachment Between The Lines - The Case For Impeaching President George W. Bush Kelpie Wilson - Kelpie Wilson: This Week in South Dakota
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