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7 November 2008


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Democrats Face Lieberman Dilemma -- Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) poses a problem for the Democratic Party. Having run for vice president as a Democrat in 2004, he spoke at the Republican convention this year and openly supported Senator McCain's campaign. While it will be tempting to punish him, the Democratic leadership would be wise to temper any actions with a modicum of mercy. They may well need his vote on a regular basis.

Labour Wins Glenrothes By-Election -- It would appear that Gordon Brown's government is not quite finished. Yesterday, Lindsay Roy of Labour won the Glenrothes by-election with an increased majority. That hasn't happened since the 1970s. The key to victory seems to have been Mr. Brown's rather brilliant bailout of British banks. It undercut the Scottish Nationalists argument for an independent Scotland, which surely wouldn't have the money for such a rescue.

Bank of England Slashes Rates by 1.5% -- Yesterday, the Bank of England cut interest rates in the UK by 1.5%, moving the rate to 3%. This is a drastic measure, and the size of the cut is immense. The last time the BOE reduced rates this much all at once was 1981. It is triple the size of the cut the European Central Bank made the same day.

CNN Debuts Hologram TV on Election Night -- Tuesday's election night broadcasts brought a new form of TV to America. CNN used a new technology to create 3D images of guests and journalists. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer told viewers early in the evening's coverage, “I want you to watch what we're about to do because you've never seen anything like this on television.” And indeed, one hadn't, except for Princess Leia in “Star Wars” repeating “Help me, Obiwan.”

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