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Thursday, November 04, 2004
A clear winner on any count
So, who won it for George W. Bush this time? Unlike 2000, when it took a 5-4 majority among the judges in the United States Supreme Court to deliver the White House to the Republicans, the answer in 2004 lay firmly in the ballot box. A clear ...
Republicans hold on to Congress seats
WASHINGTON, NOV 3.Jubilant Republicans retained their majorities on Tuesday night in both chambers of Congress, sweeping much of the South in U.S. Senate races and giving the Senate minority leader, South Dakota Democrat Thomas Daschle, the fight ...
Machine breakdowns test voter patience
WASHINGTON, NOV. 3.Tuesday's huge turnout strained the nation's creaky elections system, as voters were forced to wait in long lines at understaffed polling places where machines sometimes broke down. There were echoes of the vote count ...
When a party turned into a wake
BOSTON, NOV. 3.Thousands waited into the early hours of the morning in Boston's Copley Square, clinging to hope that election results would yield a win for John F. Kerry, as the hoped-for victory celebration turned to a vigil and the weather ...
A campaign that left America divided
LONDON, NOV. 3. Before it even began, the 2004 presidential race looked certain to be one of the most ugly and polarising electoral contests of recent times. In the event, it fully lived up to these low expectations. Now the question is: how to ...
Bush wins Florida amid row
MIAMI, NOV. 3.Florida's crucial 27 electoral votes went to the U.S. President, George W. Bush, though the margin was close enough that some doubts remained early on Wednesday about whether controversy might once again swirl around the Sunshine ...
Fear was the key
"This country is going so far to the right you are not even going to recognise it," said John Mitchell, Richard Nixon's attorney-general, in 1970. Mitchell's prophecy became the mission of Nixon's College Republican president, Karl Rove, who ...
Kerry `wins' in Chennai polling
CHENNAI, NOV. 3.John Kerry won. Long before the verdict was out in the U.S., Chennai voted for the Democratic Party candidate wholeheartedly. By 1 p.m. local time today, the Kerry-Edwards duo had won 99 votes to George W. Bush's 56. Of the ...
Women bishops likely
London: The Church of England on Tuesday acknowledged that it could ordain the first women bishops by the end of the decade if proposals contained in a new report are taken forward by its general synod. The report fruit of a ...
India & World
Arundhati Roy on the war criminals
SYDNEY, NOV. 3. The award-winning author, Arundhati Roy, today branded the U.S. President, George W. Bush, and the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, "war criminals" for their Iraq policies. Ms. Roy, whose debut novel The God of Small ...
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