Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday morning roundup

Here's a few things I'll update this morning:

* Lieberman Must Go, Vol. 942 *
"Appointing someone to a major post who led the opposition to everything we are fighting for is not 'change we can believe in'".

- Sen. Bernie Sanders

* Begich's Lead Grows *

In Alaska's Senate race, Democrat Mark Begich has increased his lead over convicted felon Ted Stevens by 1,022 votes. The last ballots should be counted by the close of business Tuesday, and if Begich can increase his lead by another 500 or so votes, he'll breach the .5 percent mark in his lead, and that would eliminate the automatic state-sponsored recount.

If Stevens decides he wants a recount anyway, he'll have to pay for it.

Or he'll get one of his cronies to spring for it.

* Prop 8 Protests across the nation *

Andrew Sullivan has reports from marches around the country; click on the link and scroll down to "Saturday, November 15, 2008" to see dozens of reports of the various protests, with photos.

Here in Connecticut, the New Haven Register reports that hundreds of protesters gathered on the Green, and held up signs that read, “No to H8.” I haven't found any photos online yet.

* Larson Likely to Become House Caucus Chief *

According to the Hartford Courant, with Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel slated to ascend to the White House as Chief of Staff, it's basically a foregone conclusion that First District Rep. John Larson will take over the chairmanship of the Democratic caucus in the House. He would be the fourth-most-powerful person in House leadership, three rungs under Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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