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| Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004

Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island made a big weekend splash saying he cannot vote for President Bush's re-election. The Republican often votes liberal -- against tax cuts, against missile defense and for Kyoto-like climate control legislation. And this somehow is a loss for the GOP• ... Noted liberal constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe finds himself in some deep and hot water. In a seven-page article, The Weekly Standard details how Mr. Tribe lifted portions of his 1985 book, "God Save This Honorable Court" from Henry Abraham's 1974 book, "Justices & Presidents." Says Mr. Abraham, "He's a big mahatma and thinks he can get away with this sort of thing." More's the pity. ... The Daily Telegraph reports Democrat election advisers have ordered Teresa Heinz Kerry to adopt a lower profile in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. They fear Mount St. Teresa may be alienating voters, the newspaper reports. Imagine that. ... The Justice Department confirms to WorldNetDaily.com that its criminal investigation continues into Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton's national security adviser. Mr. Berger admitted to improperly taking classified terrorism documents from the National Archives. Just in case you forgot.

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