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Enviros to Obama: This time, don’t forget climate change

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Of all the big issues facing America, climate change barely registered in this year’s presidential campaign — not until Hurricane Sandy crashed the party. So as soon as the major news networks called the race tonight, environmentalists started firing off e-mails urging Pres. Obama to turn his attention back to our warming world. They’re hoping [...] [Read More]
Categories: Climate change, General

Big night for women; rape comments hurt GOP

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What a night for female candidates. And that extends beyond the most widely known woman who was running for office Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. As Kathryn Schulz, a book reviewer for New York Magazine, tweeted: “Elected to the Senate today: the first disabled woman, first openly lesbian woman, first Asian woman. Binder full of [...] [Read More]

Analysis: A demographic tidal wave brings Obama a tight but decisive victory

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Although Republican nominee Mitt Romney won a larger share of the white vote than any presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan scored a landslide re-election in 1984, the former Massachusetts governor ended up a loser at the polls because of the racial, ethnic and generational changes that have altered the U.S. electoral landscape. [Read More]

Three states poised to legalize same-sex marriage

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Three states pass same-sex marriage via ballot measures, one more could follow. [Read More]

Three GOP Senate seats switch, Democrats keep control

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Republicans have already lost three of the 10 GOP-held U.S. Senate seats at stake in the 2012 election, leaving Democrats poised to maintain their majority in Congress’ upper chamber — a goal that seemed almost impossible just a year ago. Harvard law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren unseated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts.  [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Washington votes to legalize, tax sales of marijuana

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Washington voters on Tuesday passed Initiative 502 to legalize, regulate and tax sales of small amounts of marijuana to adults, a measure that flies in the face of federal law and policy that still treats possession of cannabis as a crime. A similar measure in Colorado was ahead, and Massachusetts became the 18th state to [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Same-sex marriage leads in Washington, passes in Maryland, Maine

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Statewide ballot measures to legalize same-sex marriage took the lead in Washington and passed in Maryland and Maine on Tuesday, as proponents of marriage equality broke a string of 32 consecutive losses in statewide votes on the contentious social issue. Referendum 74 in this state was leading 51.8 percent to 48.2 percent, largely on the [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Obama’s pre-speech note to supporters:There’s a lot more work to do

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Here is a note President Obama just sent to supporters before he gives his victory speech in Chicago: I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first. I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen. You [...] [Read More]
Categories: Obama