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GOP scratches Rybak, blogger scratches back

ALSO: Republican gubernatorial candidates get scrappy; Bachmann comes out punching, others punch back; WCCO debuts The Wire (not theTV show).

TheThreeJudges will make law

One more quick thought on the pending decision by the Three Judge election contest panel on the 19 categories of voter/election official mistakes that might or might not disqualify a ballot, (which I steal directly from my last conversation with Ram

Best Buy to begin selling slightly used iPhones at discount

Given the amount of electronic waste piling up around the world, this sounds like a very good thing: Best Buy says starting today, it’s going to sell gently used and refurbished iPhones at a discount in its mobile stores.
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Can happiness be transmitted, and if so, how far?

Is it possible that happiness is contagious? A recent study reported in the British Medical Journal takes a stab at understanding the dynamics of this most elusive of feelings.

Senate runoff in Georgia: Over-hyped, and here’s why

By Eric BlackWednesday, Dec. 3, 2008
Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has won the runoff in Georgia, meaning Democrats failed to assemble a filibuster-proof 60-40 Senate majority. Is this a big deal?

Bachmann’s anti-Obama comments could affect close 6th District race

Analysis by Doug Grow | Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 Since Congresswoman Michele Bachmann questioned Barack Obama’s patriotism on national television Friday, donations from across the country have poured into the campaign of her opponent, El Tinklenberg.

An African samba in the Blue Nile

Congolese vocalist Samba Mapangala and the various editions of his Orchestra Virunga pop the cork on musical champagne that’s surprisingly bubbly, sweet and tangy, that tickles your senses and inexorably goads you into doing uncharacteristically sil