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Circumcision Ban Makes San Francisco's November Ballot Cut

City elections officials confirmed an initiative that would ban the circumcision of males younger than 18, regardless of religion, will appear on the November the ballot. Credit: AP When the good folks of San Fra...A group called "intactivists" managed to get the signatures needed to force a vote.

Al Franken and Norm Coleman's Minnesota Mistake

Up here in Minnesota we have a mess, a real mess. And I'm not talking about the slushy, salt covered roads. During the elections back in November, nearly equal numbers of Minnesotans wanted Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democratic comedian Al F...

Michelle Obama brings motherhood back to the White House

When the future First Family came out on the stage Tuesday night, I couldn't help but pay special attention to Michelle Obama and her girls. For the first time in several elections, a young family will be moving in to the White House. While Mrs. Obam...

Barack Obama's grandmother dies at age 86

On the eve of one of the biggest days of his life, Senator Barack Obama received some very sad news. His grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. Senator Obama suspended his cam...

Woman refuses to hand out candy to Obama supporters

A Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan woman played a nasty trick on trick-or-treaters this weekend. A sign on her door read, "No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters, or kids of supporters." The kids who approached Shirley Nagel's home quickl...

Yes we can ... carve an Obama-shaped jack-o-lantern

The kids are bouncing off the walls in anticipation of Halloween, and their parents are bouncing around the Internet talking about next Tuesday's election. At Yes We Carve, these two exciting events have been combined like never before. This Hallowe...

Sarah Palin offers to let Bristol babysit for Tina Fey

When Tina Fey couldn't find a sitter for her three-year-old Alice during a recent cameo on Saturday Night Live, she got an unusual offer. Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, who was on set to make an appearance, asked Tina if she'd managed to find som...

Get your Cabbage Patch candidate doll on eBay

With only a week to go, the 2008 Presidential election has reached fever pitch. Are you a fiercely loyal voter? Wondering what you're going to do on November 5th when the election coverage slows down? Can't imagine life if the other team wins? Here's...

Candidates campaign for the baby vote

Voter fraud, $150,000 wardrobes, smear campaigns, robocalls, and negative ads -- is anyone else ready for November 4th to get here already? Let's take a break -- just for a minute -- and look at the softer side of our two candidates, shall we? Maybe...

Negative campaiging and the race for the White House

Welcome to Red Mom Blue Mom, ParentDish's special coverage of the 2008 Presidential election. Each Tuesday through November 4, columnists Rachel Campos-Duffy (Red Mom) and Ada Calhoun (Blue Mom) will take on issues relevant to parents on both sides ...

Devoted Republicans name baby "Georgebush"

Some people really love George W. Bush. Like Doris and Daniel Neeway, for instance. When it came time to name their baby, they wanted to choose something in honor of their president. But I suppose George, Bush, or even Dubya, felt too traditional, b...

Are political ideologies inherited?

If you happen to live in the United States, you can't watch much television without seeing a political ad. Our elections are near, which means the political talk is at its peak. While you may be wondering just how Crazy Uncle Wally came up with his p...

Three New Hampshire teens running for office

Three New Hampshire teens are voting in their first elections this November, with a special twist. Their names will be on the ballot. The teens, who are all college students, are running for legislature on the Democratic ballot. One student is 18 an...

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