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Why Are US Presidential Elections So Close? Even this one.

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Why Are US Presidential Elections So Close? Even this one.

In 2015, a Mississippi state house race ended in a tie, after which the winner was decided by drawing straws. A 2013 mayoral race in the Philippines was deadlocked and resolved with a coin toss. A 2013 legislative election in Austria was decided by a single vote, after wrangling over the validity of a ballot featuring a vulgar cartoon. Heck, I didn’t have to look far to find examples: In 1990, my own uncle lost his bid for Congress by less than 1 percent of the vote. But there is one election that is so consistently close, and so important,...

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Are the Dems about to stir up terrorists with partisan CIA report?

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Are the Dems about to stir up terrorists with partisan CIA report?

Former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden on Sunday rejected suggestions that the CIA lied about its use of enhanced interrogation techniques, as Senate Democrats are said to allege in a report expected for release this week. “To say that we relentlessly, over an expanded period of time, lied to everyone about a program that wasn’t doing any good, that beggars the imagination,” Hayden said on CBS's "Face the Nation." The former CIA chief and retired Air Force general, who headed the CIA during the final years of the George W. Bush administration, said that waterboarding was no longer in...

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