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A Wisconsin radio station yesterday reported that the Democratic Party has found enough evidence of election fraud to disqualify all three of the petitions targeting Democratic senators. Thousands of examples of fraud, forgeries and deceit have been found, and Democratic Party of Wisconsin counsel Jeremy Levinson says his party has nearly 200 sworn statements from people who say they were tricked by circulators from the out-of-state company hired by the Republicans, Kennedy Enterprises.—-

"This operation is disgraceful, unethical and when the facts are known, it failed to gather the signatures needed to trigger a recall," said Minority Leader Mark Miller. But Dane County Republican Jeff Waksman says, “the Democrats love to make these allegations and 99 percent of the time they're false, so until there's hard evidence on any of this it's not really worth talking about." So far Democratic Party officials showed reporters an example where a circulator said his address was in New York on one form and in Texas on another.

Al Qaeda today released statements on jihadist forums confirming the death of Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamist websites. The statement, translated by SITE, threatens to take action against the United State and urged Pakistanis to “rise up and revolt.”

Billionaire Republican financier David Koch yesterday told New York Magazine that all President Obama did was say “yea” or “nay,” in regards to killing Osama bin Laden. “He just made the decision, it was obvious where the guy is. He was one of the worst terrorists organizing attacks on the United States. I mean, no president in his right mind would not approve that decision to go eliminate him.” Which is why President George W. Bush couldn’t find him in eight years.

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall lost an endorsement deal Wednesday after he tweeted "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..." Mendenhall also expressed his opinions on whether the planes that hit the World Trade Center on September 11 caused them to collapse. Because there was always that rumor about the poor foundation structure?

The Reds tossed the Astros 10-4 yesterday for their second win on the trot.

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