Supplement Helps Teens Kick Pot Habit
In Appalachia, Wednesday is Sewing Day!
Beautiful thunderstorm in the western suburbs of chicago tonight!
French, German leaders hold 'fruitful' talks on Greece
What's for Dinner ~ Sunday June 17th
NAACP president speaks out against voter ID proposal
Walk over Niagara Falls
TAIBBI ~ "Somebody has to remind these legislators who it is they work for & it’s not Jamie Dimon"
Monopolies hold back Mexico's economy with high prices, poor service
Teabagger Joe Walsh (R-IL) Marched In The Elk Grove Village, IL Parade Today......
Bill Maher EXPOSES and OBLITERATES the Right’s RACIST Propaganda
How the end of slavery led to starvation and death for millions of black Americans
The wonder of breasts
They are attacking the vagina in Arlington,Texas.
I notice that MIRT just PPRed a poster called Ottopoint in the Guns group; I'd be
Pyramid of the Capitalist System.
For Romney the presidency is not a job: it's a business opportunity. (Photo)
Republican Superheroes - Political Satire or Reality immitating Farce?
Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, June 16)
When The History Is Written... Concerning The Year 2012... It Will Be The Year Of...
Now if Romney saw this looking out his bus window...
Noda Ends Japan Nuclear Freeze
I had to destroy a wasp nest today.
"If you meet Marx on the road, kill Marx."
Gay 'Pride' celebrated, criticized at festival
Is the "stereotypical feminist" fictional?
Howard Dean: ‘Tired’ of Anti-Tax Rhetoric
Obama, Romney in virtual tie in polls; numbers static since April
Australia plans marine reserve the size of India
i think i'm beginning to heal.
Y'know, I thought I'd seen this Munro guy somewhere before...
Happy Father's Day!
Unlocked: Inside New Jersey’s Halfway Houses
Beer in the 80's
Just another pretty face!
Mind your own business
Pictured: The UFO-shaped object found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea
Campbell's diaries tell how Bush threatened to 'get rid of' Iain Duncan Smith
Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Empty Nest Syndrome Edition
TOONS: Just in case you thought corporate funding of campaigns is a NEW thing...
Louisiana Was Totally Cool With Paying For Kids To Go To Religious Schools Until Other Religions Sho
Sen. Marco Rubio discusses his religion on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
Happy Father's Day, guys! (picture thread!)
Citizen's United or Roe vs. Wade? Which decision do you want overturned?
My youngest son is hopping mad.
ELEGY FOR A SCHOOL YEAR
Happy Father's Day
NY Times Magazine: Cocaine Incorporated
Greeks go to polls on euro's day of destiny
Weapon of Mass Instruction
Happy Father's Day, all! (song thread!)
Remember how Bush was blown away by bar codes?
Congress Pushes for War with Iran
Why I won’t be going to Skeptic or Atheist meetings anymore
Justice Ginsburg: Those who are guessing what the court will do don't know what there talking about
Raucus (Repub) Iowa Convention May Signal What's To Come (Bad News for Mitt)
U.S. Acknowledges Its Drone Strikes (Good first step, but more is needed)
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain [Studio Version]
Artificial immune system gives baby vaccines a booster
Sundried on a Sunday morning. Please come CAPTION Mitt-ster (The Unhipster) Romney!!!
Warlord bans polio vaccination, calls it a 'cover for U.S. spies' (Fallout from bin Laden tactic)
This is a petition for raising the minimum wage in US
Up with Chris Hayes is great this am...
My DU experience
Is seems like a phone call to the parents would have been a first step
If Romney and Repubs were to win, what kind of opposition Party should the Democrats be?
Boy this is one screwed up Father's Day so far...
Domestic use of military forces is not an uncommon thing around the world.
Sunday prayers. Please come CAPTION Mitt ("Oatmeal's got nothing on me!") Romney!!!
Bush puppet Lil' Fredo crawls out from under his rock to slam Obama during "political silly season."
Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady
I read that Obama shouldnt be allowed to go around Congress on immigration
Consider Some Radical Approaches That Have Worked in a Country Almost the Size of Ours
CBS Sunday morning runnung interview with Rubio
Very strong report as to how this is a global crisis. Euro-Crisis Used to Destroy Social Contract
How Capitalism Steered Innovation Toward Social Control Rather Than Technological Wonders
Fear and Loathing at the Convention
Robert Reich: Super PACs must face accountability
Plouffe: Immigration policy change wasn’t political
China, India, Iran wait to pounce on Afghan riches
Coverage from one of the only real news stations out there: Greeks Face a Momentous Decision
Have an ailing child in need of good vibes. :^(
Why Food Stamps will not be cut, banks, big ag, Wal Mart profit to much from it.
"...Romney’s policies delivered the crisis in the first place."
'First' Father's Day
Aggh. Candy Crowley: "Newt Gingrich has a way of framing things accurately."
Sheldon Adelson To Lavish $71 Million In Casino Money On GOP Super PACS, Nonprofits
How shock waves will hit US if Greece drops euro
You're Welcome -- BP Voices From The Gulf
In Nevada, Koch's 'Americans for Prosperity' can't even win a tiny 1,691-voter referendum
Mitt is making a speech in my town right now.
Keith Boykin from CNBC on Melissa Harris-Perry's show just said
Businesses do not exist to create jobs.
This came into my email from the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance
Why religion won't be going away any time soon
Axe: 'I've Experienced the G's Before'
TCM Schedule for Tuesday, June 19: Louis Jourdan's Birthday and Written by Dalton Trumbo
Tax, income disparities on the back burner lately in favor of media fluff
NYT: Tribe Seeks Reopening of Inquiries in 70s Deaths
The Vagina Monologues: A Blogger Asks Rep. Stamas For Synonyms
DeMint got schooled...
Lincoln Journal Star: For first time in decades-long history, tribal congress comes to Nebraska
Didja see the Father's Day Google??????
ICT: Whiteclay: Oglala Lakota Lawsuit Keeps Alcohol Problem on Front Burner
Rmoney campaigns like he runs a business
Gallup tracking poll criticized; said to underestimate support for Obama
Mittens: I ain't got no stinkin political career. & bus tour is to do something BESIDES fundraising
ICT: Crime Data Misrepresented to Serve Hidden Tribal Agenda
Rodney King dead at 47
How many loners feel that way due to non alcohol consumption?
Kiddie Porn, Republican Style
(Possibly dumb) iPod Nano question
My garden is better since Keith got fired.
TCM Schedule for Wednesday, June 20: Errol Flynn's Birthday and the Immigrant Experience
Dark Money In State and Local Elections = Andy Kroll interview
Joe Lieberman says we need special prosecutor for the "leaks" investigation...
Rodney King Dead at 47
The "Gang land" shows
What's with the no New Deal?
Anyone have the jury results for this post?
How Did The Presidential Race Get So Close And Should I (We) Be Unduly Concerned?
Rupert Murdoch - PERSONALLY - Lobbied UK for Republicans: 'Invade Iraq'
Mandatory Drug Testing for Those on Welfare Banners on FACEBOOK & Friends Who Support It
Teach For America is Proud to Partner with J.P. Morgan
Note to Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer: Hang out With Mexicans
KKK Praised in Text used in State-Funded Christian Schools
Discussion on Rodney King death on GEM$NBComcast now
EYE IN THE SKY WATCHIN OVER YOU!!
Romney family’s dressage horse-related tax deductions last year exceeded median USA household income
Romney: " I joked with Ann about sending her to Betty Ford..."
Stay Classy Repukes: GOP convention features 'Obama library' outhouse with painted-on bullet holes
Repukes: Okay if gays & lesbians pay for sex-just so long as they don’t settle down & start families
Freedom of religion is safe
This is what we need
WTF?? Latinos in Atlanta skeptical of the President's order
The secret gay agenda (Damn! We've been outed once again,)
Stand By Me
Top GOP Pundit Bill Kristol Praises Obama Immigration Order As ‘The Right Thing To Do’
I report all Jesus Pictures as spam on facebook
Women Who Disagree With Catholic Church Now Accused of Radical Feminism Instead of Witchcraft
heard on Melissa Harris Perry...
The Gift of Being Gay and a Dad
SCTV 4 Farm Film Report
My husband of 23 years, died on June first.
Today is the 40th anniversary of Watergate
"...we're not going back."
Greeks Livid Over Incendiary Letter In German Newspaper
Greek exit polls: Top 2 parties neck and neck
Ocean Acidification Monitoring Network To Announce Launch At Rio Summit
The Real News: The Military, Mass Protest and the NDAA Indefinite Detention
"We're Going Green" Say 150 Corporations Blahblah Rio Summit Blahblah Ethical Stewardship Blahblah
Arctic Sea Ice Cover In Mid-June Tracking Well Below 2007's Record-Low Extent
Rio +20 Negotiations Weaken Water & Energy Pledges - No Committments From Developed World
Sen. Joe (Coal) Manchin Shows Off State's (Coal) "Diverse Energy Resources "(Coal) To Colleagues
Education will not necessarily result in social & economic justice: Christopher Hayes in The Nation
Spy dossiers on Diefenbaker and Pearson destroyed in late 1980s, records show
Israel expels 120 South Sudanese as part of campaign to reduce number of illegal immigrants
Most KS Landfills Refusing To Take Wastwater & Sludge From Fracking Operations
Romney won’t say he’ll overturn immigration order
Robme or Rmoney?
Some interrupter avalanche. Wingers on parade.
Greer: The US Response To Crisis And Complexity: "La La La La I Can't Hear You!"
A salute to the "other" forgotten Fathers.
U.S. deserter in Sweden steps forward after 28 years
The Asset Bubble of 1996-2008
The Romneys know what it means to struggle
Did you know that at least 5 of the 7 Watergate burglars had worked for the CIA?
The Immigration Debate: Counterpoint
I found the perfect anthem for Occupy.
Michigan Protesters: You Can’t Say It? Don’t Legislate It!
Saab Now Only Producing Electric Cars
Wolves kill worker at Swedish wildlife park
Popular U of Virginia President fired at behest of hedge fund billionaires & conservative rector
LaDainian Tomlinson to retire
Going to Ethiopia? If you use Skype, you could be there 15 years
So how are all you bigoted vicious promulgators of ignorance and bigotry?
Check Out this Fun New Game
Ahmadinejad: I’m Gone After 2013
Election Fraud: It's the Voting Machines, Not the Voters
Walker wins, mining legislation is back in play
US court charges Uribe's former security chief with drug trafficking .
US court charges Uribe's former security chief with drug trafficking .
Israeli Watchdog Criticizes Government Over Gaza Flotilla Raid
Ron Paul's Iowa maneuvers place GOP in awkward position
Remember the Repukes giving Kerry hell for the "elitist" sport of WIND SURFING?
Well... Greece Is Voting Today... The World Economy Waits... Better Stock Up On Gold...
Frank talk on tough issues at Summit of the Americas
GREENWALD: The imperatives of political pressure
Approaching 1 Million Views - Please Help Out
Howard Dean: Obama's new immigration policy is "a brilliant move" (video)
In Appalachia, Thursday is Market Day!
'NYPD Blue' Writer Pummels Poodle To Death: Cops
Happy Fathers Day.....here's to our dads, and the dads some of us get to be.
Ad Agency punks the Tea Party in Troy, Michigan
Some Euro-Toons For You All
Rodney King Dies, Racist America Celebrates.
What the heck happened to this amazing singer's career? K D Lang
Toon: How will we ever put it out?!
ok bottom line country music fans
The University of Iowa's collection of Civil War Diaries & Letters
McCain: Lack Of US Aid To Syrian Rebels 'Shameful'
WooooHooooo---I just inherited $20,500,000.00. I'm giving half to DU.
Definitive Proof That Eric Holder Lied to Congress About Obama's Medical Marijuana Crackdown
Romney Says His Policies On Israel Will Be ‘Opposite’ Of Obama’s
36-Year-Old Apple Computer Sells for $374,500
Drag Queens in Limousines
Mexico cancels big tourism project after civic pressure
Post-Watergate Campaign Finance Limits Undercut By Changes (Plus Watergate Slideshow) - WaPo
ABANDONED BY OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA ABIDES
The Wizard of Oz in China
George Will: If Romney Falls Below 31% With Latino Voters, ‘He’s Going To Lose’
ok guitar people
How things have changed: if the Rodney King beating had happened today...
Massive Norwegian state fund to divest from Israeli company
Chickenhawk Bishop Romney says he'll do 'opposite' on Israel
"We got the highest corporate taxes in the world." John McCain
Greek election thread.
Enough of this BS lie that President Obama had 2 years with Dem control of Senate...
My wish for fathers today....
GREECE: AP says exits show major parties have enough seats for a pro-Euro coalition.
We modern humans busted out of northeast Africa
Romney anagrams to My Nero
Question for DUers who make the link between sports and politics
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung confirms: Houla massacre committed by Syrian “rebels”
Expansion of forests in the European Arctic could result in the release of carbon dioxide
Father's Day is always a strange one for me. And others, too.
How to run America like a Business
Greece Votes Itself in the Foot
Michelle Obama's Roots
Everybody registered to vote?
Nigeria church suicide bombings kill 19, spark reprisals
Any DUers In Detroit?
The Scars of Stop and Frisk
So who got ripped off more- My wife---her birthday is today--or me---Fathers Day?
French Socialists win absolute parliament majority
Portugal vs. The Netherlands or Germany vs. Denmark?
Father's Day songs.....
It's been a while...it's time to check the list again...
Market moving journalist Dan Dorfman dies
Alaska's Tongass forest sparks battle over logging
We are all familiar with "Whore Hoppers", but Robme is "Lie Hopper".
Greek Interior Ministry projects New Democratic Party to win a plurality in the Greek election.
Does anyone remember this place???
Obama adviser tells worried Dems to quit "hand wringing"...
Iran was behind bomb plot against Israeli diplomats, investigators find
Osh (now Orchard) has started selling Baby Boomer candies.
The President's Photographer, Peter Souza
NOM-Backed NY Senator Introduces SS Marriage Repeal (Ads say violation of Torah to vote against him)
I came across this article while browsing. I strongly believe that Occupy Wall St. is a highly
Shades of Sarah Palin as Mitt Romney Bombs On Face The Nation
I just saw a remarkable thing...I was flying home today and...
Only Groucho could do Father's Day the right way.
There's a big anti-stop-and-frisk march in NYC today.
A happy little song for my atheist and agnostic friends
Nonprofit to turn center into food processing, packing plant for Western Pa. region!
Conservative Reporter Rudely Interrupts Kevin Durant
Mitt Romney Refuses To Say If He'd Overturn Obama's Immigration Decision
TYT: Abortion Access For Raped Soldiers Blocked By House GOP
EEK!!! Polls: Socialists win French parliament race/AP
Student Gets to Deliver Pro-Marriage Equality Speech (UPDATED)
My Worry About Romney
Romney bombs on 'Face the Nation' !!
Willie Horton's Revenge
Happy Father's Day From Our First Lady
Peter Singer: The use and abuse of religious freedom
Cross posted from Meta (well worth watching)
Former Israeli soldier seeks Palestinian citizenship and baffles both sides of the conflict
Gloat Free Football Scores (Sunday, June 17)
Interesting Human Interest story: Florida.
Unger strike: Obama’s former professor says he ‘must not’ win in 2012
kid caught looking at woman's cleavage
Pro-Euro Party Projected To Win Greek Election
Something I stopped doing returns for today at least
Still SiCKO After All These Years; Philadelphia 6/30
Washington Lawyer: Lethal Force (Good article exploring all the facets of the drone campaign)
PETE SEEGER Guantanamera
So,...I'm having dinner at Osteria Via Stato in Chicago tonight. Want to guess which wine
Beck: "I Have Seen The Finger Of God" (or felt it up his A**)
*Justice Ginsburg on C-SPAN now,
We've got an obvious troll...
Chuck Norris Fact #214:
Melissa Harris-Perry - Michigan GOP join in voter suppression efforts
Skydiving accident kills Manhattan real estate investor and Brooklyn-based instructor
Why does Mitt sound so much like Buzz Lightyear? He has such a disturbingly fake voice.
Melissa Harris-Perry - Michigan State Rep. silenced for saying 'vagina'
Greece: New Dems win 130 seats, Syriza 71, PASOK 33, IG 20, Nazis 18, DL 16, Communists 12
I can't respond to everyone about my Father's Day post. But thanks.
Melissa Harris-Perry - The 'strange bedfellows' of Congress and Wall Street
150 mph Super Typhoon Guchol Sets Aim at Japan: Fukushima near center of forecast track
Justin Tuck’s Crazy New Facemask Is Awesome And Functional
Giant Mushroom Cloud In Beijing
Now that's some fresh produce
So do we jump back in the market with our 401`s?
One of my relatives says Romney is going to pick Santorum as VP.
Yanks sweep Nats. Does Washington have a drinking problem?
Lieberman Proposes Special Counsel for Leaks Probe
Happy Father's Day!!! (9 pictures/cartoons to enjoy and share)
Let dredge up a bunch of really old stuff and whine about it, part 1:
Father's Day reflection from a daughter of domestic abuse
Former TV writer fatally punches poodle in face
Medal of Dishonour: US veterans dump awards outraged by endless wars
Alvarez's six RBIs power Pirates past Indians 9-5
Joe Arpaio's Office Arrests 6-Year-Old Suspected Undocumented Immigrant
Greece pro-austerity party announces victory - How the hell did that happen?
Better late than never...Happy Father's Day!
Gun Protest Rallies More Gun Rights Advocates
Romney's good polling in Michigan explained
Stranded in China: Debt dispute leaves Missouri businessman in limbo
I didn't say I didn't say it
Rich people buying politicians is no longer the definition of "political corruption" in America
Regarding Obama's new immigration policy change - there is NO Executive Order
On the offensive, rebels push Syrian military out of cities around Homs
Better late than never...Happy Father's Day!
Bullet-riddled ‘Obama library’ outhouse appears at Montana GOP convention
Not your average graffiti...
Of course I know Jesus
LOL---Wes Welker chirping about choking.....
Yes, This Is A Bentley SUV. Keep Playing The Lottery
Barbara Espinosa, Republican talk show host calls Obama a monkey on air.
So Candy Crowley said to David Plouffe that Pres Obama hasn't accomplished anything...
Dumb Mitt Romney Quotes - Almost as bad as W.
PASSAGE OF PROPS A AND B DEAL BLOWS TO LOCAL WORKERS
I'm hereby changing my dating criteria, I want a woman who can play a drum solo at our wedding
PASSAGE OF PROPS A AND B DEAL BLOWS TO LOCAL WORKERS
Nigeria: Dozens dead in church bombings and rioting
I was silent for a week ... no postings to DU ...
Egypt army to outline president's role, retain powers
Presidential Proclamation -- Father’s Day, 2012
Awkward family/pet photos (enjoy)
Forgive my ignorance, but what the (bleep) is "Dressage?"
My first Fathers Day without my Dad.
Bob Schieffer tries to nail down an elusive blob of jello running for President
The Corporate Media...
I hope you had a better Saturday night than me!
A former L.A. cop calls for legalizing drugs
Monsanto loses $2Billion judgement!!!
A Father's Day message about POTUS from FLOTUS:
K&R if you like the theme from Magnificent Seven!!!
California supporters struggle to buy time for endangered state parks
Commentary: Add rising sea levels to the list of banned terms
In Case You Missed This... 'The Imperatives Of Political Pressure' - Glenn Greenwald/Salon
The shot Ernie Els hit on the par-3 8th hole today rolled backward for almost 50 seconds.
Talking to family members I can tell you the trouble Obama Is up against
ROMNEY IS RUNNING FOR GEORGE W. BUSH'S 3RD TERM, here's the graph
How can I find who owns an IP address?
The Argument Here... In These Two Threads:
What is Fox Network thinking with their delay of streaming?
150 mph Super Typhoon Sets Aim at Japan: Fukushima near center of forecast track
The neighborhood ice cream shop - guarenteed to kill any diet...
Egypt's generals act to negate outcome of presidential poll
"I've Never Had a Bad Day Since"
JK does attend Bilderberg meetings -- I'm not sure I see a problem with that, but what say you?
Happy Father's Day!
LynneSin, cheerup! True Blood coming up next!
It sickens me to read the contempt most right wingers have for those on welfare.
June 17th, I'll be watching the finale of 2nd Season AMC "The Killing" . (spoilers herein)
Notice some of these tee shots at the U.S. Open?
The same-sex union divide (Pastor Kenneth Wheeler - You may want to read this one...)
Why does Romney like to fire people?
Luckovich: Campaign 2012
"I will never smoke weed with Willie Nelson again"
Rodney King dead at 47
A link to 6000 science fiction sites.
Police study James Murdoch's 'secret' iPhone account
Study Finds Fox News The Most Uncivil Network (Huff Post)
U.S. Conference Of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution
Why Modern Radio is A-OK
Mitt Romney Ohio Campaign Stop Interrupted By Protesters
Barf!!! "The Man of Kennebunkport, Sentimental Journeying"
So Republicans think saying...
Tommorrow... Paul McCartney Will Be 70 Years Old...
This election is a binary event. Calling for Obama's defeat *IS* advocating for Romney's victory.
O.K., Lounge, is it a music night? n/t
Sunday Squee: Baby Meerkats
Wait whut Johnny DEPP made $75M last year?!1 That's what the box just said. n/t
Why I gave up on being a Republican (GOP "infected by... political rabies")
Playing BeeGees RIP "Run to Me" n/t
This photo is so true & has a little humor as well. Enjoy.
Iran's Ahmadinejad to leave politics, newspaper reports
When Donald Duck is pissed to the max, does he exclaim "Fuck a HUMAN?"
Supporters of Bailout Claim Victory in Greek Election
Am I out of it,or do we need start preaching "Safe Sex" again?
Anyone here been in any of the GW2 Betas?
Harsh Alabama Immigration Law Has Unintended Consequences
So is a SCOTUS ruling on health care reform expected this week?
Classic Genesis : Land Of Confusion
Study Finds Media Overwhelmingly Repeat GOP "Job Killer" Allegations With No Verification
I just figured out what the HBO Girls is about.
Have Dems Finally Figured Out How to Rain on Sheldon Adelson's Parade?
Webb Simpson gets one of these----> *
Help identifying songs in a commercial. Anyone ever see the commercial: a couple driving from
Off duty SWAT cop puts man on life support
Pilot flies 1,000 rescue animals to new homes
Mitt Romney Fondly Recalls French Vacations and the marvelous, REFRESHING lack of Viet Cong gunfire
Custer's Last Stand: Annual re-enactment of the Battle of the Little Bighorn pays homage . . .
Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt president vote
The Muslim Brotherhood claims its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, has defeated Ahmed Shafik to become Egyp
In the media's eyes ROMNEY can do no wrong
How to get involved in Virginia?
Reality television star Jack Osbourne, son of rocker Ozzy, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Bullion - Say Goodbye To What
The Agony of Banning Ecstasy
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Office Arrests 6-Year Old Girl Suspected Of Undocumented Immigration
My big fat redneck Alaska dumbass Palin trying to stay in the headlines by making fun of Obama again
Breakthru in quantum computing: salty nanoscale bar magnets!
STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 18 June 2012
What NOT to get your Dad...
Seasoned 13-year-old campaign vet stumps for Obama in St. Pete
Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Is Different From Issuing An Executive Order
Mitt Romney is an Asshole!
Another kid dies because a stupid adult didn't lock up a gun
Do any TV stations sign off with the National Anthem anymore?
Roberto Unger - I'm suspicious. There must be some way Brazil benefits from Republican Presidency.
"The Political Contrast" by the New York Times
Too Many Bankers – Not Enough Guillotines
"McConnell: Disclosure of Political Spending Is Government - Supported Harassment & Intimidation"
Let me start by saying I am a skeptic.
Do any TV stations sign off anymore?
Rick, NICE article in OM times about depression!
"The Tyranny of Entitlement" by by Derrick Jensen at Orion Magazine
Ok ..so do they have to report every tid bit about this
Law enforcement career
Why all the "Left Anti-Unionism" after the Wisconsin defeat?
Too late in the year for a Butterfly thread?
Vote for Richard Carmona, U.S. Senate - - - > Law enforcement career
What's clear is that Democratic Party messaging is woefully inadequate
"Koch Brothers Expand Political Operation" By Kenneth P. Vogel, Tarini Parti, Politico at rsn
Greek pro-bailout parties look to forge coalition (Reuters)