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Tax Breaks for P.R.?
Sen. Hillary Clinton is the sole sponsor of a bill that would pay out $50 million in tax refunds over the next 10 years to the citizens of Puerto Rico. Under the bill, residents would be entitled to child-credit refunds on Social Security and Medicare taxes — even though they pay no federal income tax.

Do you give this Puerto Rico tax refund an Up or Down vote.
Jail or No Jail for Russell Crowe?
Actor Russell Crowe avoided jail time by pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for throwing a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June. A judge sentenced the star to a conditional discharge, which means he must not get arrested for one year.

How would you have sentenced the Oscar-winning star? Tell us if you give jail time for Crowe an Up or Down vote.
Pop a Pill for Curly Hair?
For the first time, scientists say they’ve discovered what controls the follicle shape of your hair. This breakthrough is expected to spawn a wave of pharmaceuticals that will allow users to choose between straight, wavy and curly hair.

Would you take drugs to change the style of your hair? Give this an Up or Down vote.
Ruthless Weapons?
Pentagon officials have acknowledged that white phosphorus, a substance that can cause painful burn injuries when exposed to human flesh, was used as a weapon against insurgent strongholds during the battle of Fallujah last November. Though the U.S. has not violated any international weapons laws, some are questioning if such an extreme measure was necessary.

Do you think white phosphorus, and weapons like it, are necessary in the war on terror? Give this an Up or Down vote.
Supreme Court TV?
Senate mulls a bill that would give media members access to federal court proceedings despite justices' resistance.

Should the Supreme Court allow cameras, tape recorders or electronic devices into their chambers or courtroom? Read more and tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
Oil Drilling in Alaska
The House has abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling, quashing President Bush’s top energy priority and scoring a major victory for environmentalists.

Would you allow oil companies to tap Alaska’s resources? Read more and tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
Still Eating Chicken?
Kentucky Fried Chicken and other chicken-based businesses are looking into campaigns to keep Americans flocking to their poultry products.

Is a potential avian flu outbreak in America keeping you away from chicken? Let us know if chicken gets an Up or Down vote on your dinner table!
Mile "High" Mistake?
Denver residents over 21 years old are now legally permitted to carry up to an ounce of marijuana. Seattle and Oakland, CA already have laws making possession the lowest law enforcement priority. Read more.

Do you think marijuana drug laws are becoming too lax? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
NASA Misspending YOUR Money?
Several government auditors have testified that NASA has made little progress in accounting for how it spends taxpayer money. With a $100 billion plan to put humans back on the Moon by 2018, many lawmakers fear the agency's finances are so jumbled that there is great risk for fraud and abuse.

Should NASA scrap the program until they fix their accounting woes? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
Should Bush Bring 20K Troops Home For Christmas?
Sen. John Kerry says yes if the December parliamentary elections in Iraq are successful.

Let us know if you'd give Kerry's plan an Up or Down vote.
Halloween Curfew for Sex Offenders
New Jersey sex offenders who face supervision under Megan's Law will be confined to their homes after 7p.m. on Halloween, under orders NOT to answer the door when trick-or-treaters come calling.

Should other states follow suit? Let us know if you give the sex offender curfew an Up or Down vote.
Three Rings of Terror?
A long battle continues between animal rights activists and circuses over the treatment of performance animals, specifically elephants. Over a dozen U.S. communities have already banned the circus from visiting.

How would you vote on a law banning animal performances — Up or Down?
Protect Gun Industry From Lawsuits?
Congress has passed a bill that protects the firearm manufacturers and retailers from massive crime-victim lawsuits. If signed by President Bush as expected, six pending lawsuits by local governments will be dismissed.

Do you agree with Congress’s decision? Tell us if you give bill an Up or Down vote.
Extend Paid Maternity Leave?
A government proposal in England would increase paternity leave to six months for new dads, allowing parents to share the 12 months of leave currently offered to mothers. In the U.S., paid maternity/paternity leave is NOT federal law.

Tell us if you give this proposal an Up or Down vote in the U.S. and why.
Illegal Immigration Solution?
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX-R) has introduced a new bill that would give state and local law enforcement the power to detain, arrest and prosecute illegal immigrants in Texas. Currently, local police can only report the matter to federal authorities.

Do you think giving local authorities more power will help cure this national security problem? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote and why.
Apple introduced a new iPod on Wednesday that is capable of playing everything from TV shows to music videos. Now that the dust has settled from the big announcement, we want to know if you really want video on your iPod.

Read more here and tell us if you give the new electronic device an Up or Down vote and why.
Behind the Counter
With flu season around the corner many stores are pulling common cold medications such as Tylenol and Sudafed from shelves. They are being placed behind counters to prevent drug users from making homemade methamphetamine.

Should the purchase of “everyday” medications be supervised? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
Going Broke Becomes More Expensive
The biggest bankruptcy overhaul in 25 years will impact the process by charging higher fees, extending the filing process, and disqualifying some people from filing altogether.

Creditors say the new law will reduce fraud, while some believe it will limit options for those struck by illness, job loss or divorce.

Tell us if you give tougher bankruptcy laws an Up or Down vote.