February 11th, 2004

Scorpion

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On this day in 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his party - giving rise to the term "gerrymandering." [Texas, I'm looking at you.]
Also, in 1945, the Yalta Agreement was signed by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin.
25 years ago today, followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in Iran.

ComCast makes a bid for Disney.

Antiwar forum brings federal subpoenas.

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THIS JUST IN: Rumsfeld says he cannot remember hearing the claim that Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes. (Courtesy Iceman.)

"Due to budget crunches, Bush has had to scale some of the programs. He has a new program, 'Leave A Couple of Kids Behind.'"
-David Letterman