CNET: The year in tech politics: “Democrats in 2007 controlled both chambers of Congress for the first time in a dozen years–and with the power shift came a scattershot year for technology policy. Sweeping initiatives like elevating minimum wage and lowering prescription drug prices, not technology topics, took the forefront. What that meant was a year of largely unfinished business–or, less charitably, unfulfilled promises–for high-tech companies.” (Via Slashdot). Plus, this bad news: “Post-election plans from the Democrats to require paper trails of all oft-maligned electronic voting machines used in federal races also appear to have collapsed.”