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| Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 9:03 p.m.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is urging the post-election, lame-duck Congress to study the links between Hurricane Sandy and global warming. Some other member of Congress should urge a study of the link between America's poor esteem for Congress and proposals for nonsensical studies. ...Another week, another report of an electronic voting machine problem. The Marion Star in Ohio reports that an early voter selected Mitt Romney last Monday but on the touch screen Barack Obama's name came up three times. The same thing happened to a number of voters two weeks ago in Guilford County, N.C. Elections officials in both states say “recalibration” corrected the problem. It's all starting to sound pretty hinky to us. ... Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally last week that he was going to give the crowd “the whole load.” Finally, Mr. Biden tells the truth. ... Michael Moore and MoveOn.orghave teamed up to produce a profanity-laced ad “starring” residents of a personal care home, some of whom threaten violence on, if not the life of, Mitt Romney should he win the presidency by “stealing” the election. So, where's the Secret Service investigation? ... Breitbart.comreports that Republicans have won every presidential election held on Nov. 6 since 1860. We like those odds.

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