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News Roundup: The Sherman v. Berman Throwdown

October 12, 2012
Good morning and welcome back to the Alley. Here's what we're reading:

A debate between California Democratic incumbents now vying for the same seat, Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, got heated, with Berman calling his opponent "delusional" and walking toward him. Sherman warned Berman not to "get in my face." What happened after that? Depends on who you ask. LA Weekly has the rundown.

A federal appeals court ruled that Ohio has to count ballots cast in the wrong precinct, Roll Call reports. That could be a big deal come November. In 2008, the state rejected 14,000 provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that the Defense Department if finalizing broad changes to the rules it uses to defend networks against cyberattacks, National Journal reports. He also defended the White House's consideration of an executive order to boost cybersecurity in absence of legislation. Congressional Republicans have decried the executive order, saying it would hurt Internet freedom.
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