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Obama uses Reddit to urge people to vote

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President Barack Obama has already shown himself to be savvy in using social media to advance his campaign. He took to Reddit, a popular social messaging board, earlier this year to invite readers to ask him anything. Today, he returned to Reddit to ask readers to get out and vote. I want to thank you [...] [Read More]
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Check out 60 years of election ads

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Check out this collection of election ads from the 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower campaign up until Barack Obama’s recent campaign and see what has changed through the years. Count how many times you hear ” four more years.”

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Texas columnist discovers it’s not illegal to vote in a Big Bird costume

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The Austin American Statesmen humor columnist, John Kelso, discovered that it’s not illegal in Texas to vote in a Big Bird costume. Kelso writes that he decided to vote in a Big Bird costume, even though he would have preferred to dress as Daffy Duck or Tweety Bird, after Mitt Romney said in a debate [...] [Read More]
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Pregnant woman stops to vote while in labor

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Chicago’s Galicia Malone takes voting seriously.  After her water broke Tuesday morning, she jumped in the car and rushed straight to the place where all pregnant women go on Election Day – to her local polling place. Cook County Clerk David Orr told NBC Chicago that Malone’s contractions were five minutes apart when she arrived [...] [Read More]
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Amid Sandy’s Devastation, ‘Jersey Shore’ House Looks OK

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Despite the damage Superstorm Sandy wrought in Seaside Heights, NJ, somehow the house where Snooki, JWoww and the rest of the “Jersey Shore” cast wasted away youthful summers still stands, apparently unscathed. Elsewhere in Seaside Heights, media reports paint a picture of devastation, with the boardwalk wrecked and a roller coaster falling into the ocean. [...] [Read More]
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Bus driver sets up sting for ‘idiot’

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I know stopping for children to cross the street is annoying. I know that your time is more important than the safety of pedestrians. I know that you are really, really, in a hurry, but Shena Hardin, 32 of Cleveland, the judge was right, you are an “idiot.” According to Cleveland’s ABC affiliate, a veteran bus [...] [Read More]
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Chris Rock calls Barack Obama a “white president you can trust”

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Chris Rock went on the Jimmy Kimmel show with a “special message for white people.” The provocative comedian then went on to describe Barack Obama as a “white president you can trust.” The pre-recorded video message has since gone viral with many viewers questioning if the clip is in good taste. Your opinion in the [...] [Read More]
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Lawsuit: Cop Tased boy on school career day

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There’s a boy in New Mexico who probably won’t want a career in law enforcement after a school event went terribly wrong. The Albuquerque Journal reported the legal guardian of a 10-year-old has filed a lawsuit after a police officer used a stun gun on the boy. According to the suit, officer Christopher Webb asked [...] [Read More]
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