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The Justice Department on Wednesday vowed to thwart any efforts to intimidate voters at the polls on Tuesday and to ensure that the ballots of military voters are counted, as activists on both sides of the political aisle reignite their regular election-time tango over the dangers of voter fraud versus voter suppression.
When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal largesse back to Nevada.
Uh-oh. Vanity Fair has unleashed a sophomoric salvo with a last-minute, midterm election edition of Republican bashing -- the "Official Republican Beefcake Calendar," featuring questionable, faked images of Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, Fox News host Glenn Beck and nine more.
To be ready for Election Day, savvy shoppers already have stocked up on sympathy cards from the Capitol Gift Shop. Current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, will be most in need of cheering up, as she is unlikely to wield a gavel next year. The only question, according to the polls, is whether Republicans can defy the odds and sweep the tight races needed to wrest control of the Senate, too. Either way, it's best to have a card prepared for current Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who's trailing Republican challenger Sharron Angle in the most recent surveys.
Even political junkies might not be able to identify LeAlan Jones, Shawn Moody, Scott Ashjian and Ceci Iglesias, but all four could have a major effect on the political balance of power after Election Day.
Tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans and other large vehicles will need to be more fuel-efficient under standards coming from the Obama administration.
"Tea party" activists are exhibiting a fervor for budget cuts not seen in years, pushing to slash everything from Social Security to unemployment benefits in their drive to cut the burgeoning federal debt.
Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, singer of the pop hit "Love Song," will open for President Barack Obama at a Las Vegas rally designed to rouse Democratic voters before the midterm elections.
Voters are craving new ideas and an end to business as usual in Washington, but in the waning days of the congressional campaigns, candidates from both parties have dusted off their old party playbooks.