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MILLER LOSES ELECTION CHALLENGE
New York Times: An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled against Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller, rejecting the claim that the name of his write-in opponent, Republican Lisa Murkowski, had to be spelled perfectly for her votes to count. The judge asserted that Alaska law clearly allows misspellings to be counted. The question was moot anyway, since Miller trails by more votes than he challenged. Read http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/us/politics/11alaska.html?_r=1&src=twt&twt=nytimes

FLORIDA GAINS CONGRESSIONAL MUSCLE
Miami Herald: Our Jeff Miller isn’t the only Republican congressman from Florida to gain a powerful House chairmanship. Miami’s Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will chair Foreign Affairs and Orlando’s John Mica will head the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Miller will chair the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Read http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/10/1968116/florida-political-muscle-grows.html#ixzz17qBnavSM

THE DEMOCRATS’ SHORT-LIVED REBELLION
Washington Post:  The average insurgency, the foreign policy experts say, lasts about 10 years. The average liberal rebellion against Obama appears to last about a day. Read http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/08/AR2010120808215.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns&wpisrc=xs_0005

SCOTT: SCHOOL VOUCHERS FOR EVERYONE

St. Petersburg Times: When Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott stood in a church this week and announced his plan to essentially give vouchers to any family that wants one, the audience cheered. Educators are worried. Not even Jeb Bush went that far. Read http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/scotts-schools-shake-up-seems-certain/1139425

FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES RAKE IN G.I. BILL DOLLARS
ProPublica: The University of Phoenix Online tops the list of schools receiving money from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill in its first year. Overall, for-profit colleges collected $640 million from the bill. Public colleges and universities received $697 million, but the money went to more than twice as many students. Read http://www.propublica.org/article/for-profit-colleges-rake-in-millions-from-post-9-11-g.i.-bill/