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28-Oct-2004 - John Kerry's Historic Endorsements

28-Oct-2004 - 25 Years Combating LGBT Violence

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24-Oct-2004 - Can the Democrats Regain the House?

23-Oct-2004 - Early Voting Trends

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18-Oct-2004 - The Crystal Prison

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12-Oct-2004 - Ranked Choice Voting Hits San Francisco

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7-Oct-2004 - Prince Adares Shows Signs of Royal Affinity

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October 25, 2004

Breaking Political News

With the election just a week away, The Imperial Gazette is going to try to stay on top of breaking campaign news.


Seven Bush Cousins Launch Pro-Kerry Website

Seven distant relatives of George Bush have launched a website,, to show their support for Senator John Kerry's bid to retire their cousin. Their slogan: Blood is thinner than oil. The relatives admit that their relationship is distant and they've never met the president, but they're using their relationship to draw attention to the president's failings.  (more...)


Chief Justice Rehnquist Battles Cancer

William Rehnquist, the arch-conservative Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was admitted to a hospital on Friday for thyroid cancer treatment. Rehnquist is one of the oldest members of the court and is widely expected to retire during the next president's term. If he does, the next president will appoint a new member to the court, which is currently divided 5-4 between conservatives and moderates.  (more...)


Kerry Gets Key Newspaper Endorsements

On Sunday, John Kerry picked up several new newspaper endorsements, including The Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, and the Commercial Appeal in Memphis. Kerry now leads Bush 125 to 96 in newspaper endorsements with combined circulations of about 16 million for Kerry versus 10 million for Bush.

Bush did manage to snag the endorsement of the Columbus Dispatch, a key endorsement in the swing state of Ohio. But most of the news on Sunday was bad for him.

Kerry has now been endorsed by 35 papers that endorsed Bush in the 2000 election, versus only two papers endorsing Bush this year that endorsed Gore in 2000. In addition, the Detroit News, which has never endorsed a Democrat, has refused to endorse Bush and will not be making a presidential endorsement this election cycle. Several other papers that supported Bush in 2000, including the Times-Picayuene in New Orleans and the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, have also declared "no endorsement" this year. And the New Yorker, which has never made a presidential endorsement in its entire history, broke tradition this year to endorse John Kerry.  (more...)


Bush Accidentally Loses Nuclear Explosives to Iraqi Insurgents

More than 380 tons of explosives are missing from a Baghdad site that was a part of Saddam Hussein's dismantled nuclear program that was never secured by U.S. military forces despite warnings from the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency both before and during the U.S. invasion. The explosives could be used to detonate either nuclear or conventional weapons. Senator John Kerry blasted the mistake in a campaign speech. "This is one of the great blunders of Iraq, one of the greatest blunders of this administration, and the incredible incompetence of this president and this administration has put our troops at risk and this country at greater risk," he told supporters in at a rally in New Hampshire.   (more...)


Conservatives Abandoning Bush for Kerry

A number of prominent conservatives who supported Bush in 2000 are now publicly endorsing John Kerry in 2004. These include former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacoocca, American Conservative editor Scott McConnell, right wing think tank Cato Institute fellow Doug Bandow, corporate Texas financier David Bonderman, and others.

Liberals who may suddenly feel uneasy about their new allies can take some solace that the conservatives are primarily endorsing against Bush rather than for Kerry, believing that Bush has betrayed their core principles of lower deficits, fiscal responsibility, and smaller government.   (more...)


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