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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

Rocky Mountain high: Pot measures winning

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Historic night for marijuana lovers and those who love them: Colorado just became the first state to legalize recreational weed for adult users. Colorado’s Measure 64 makes it legal for individuals to possess and for businesses to sell marijuana for recreational use. In calling the race, the Denver Post reported that with more than half [...] [Read More]
Categories: marijuana

Voters in Maine legalize same-sex marriage

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After losing 32 times at the ballot box, same- sex marriage advocates scored a victory Tuesday when Maine voters legalized gay and lesbian marriages. “Now, the commitment gay and lesbian couples have made in life will be respected equally under the law, celebrated before their loved ones, and called what it is: marriage,” said Marc [...] [Read More]
Categories: same-sex marriage

Himes won in suburbs, too

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In addition to winning in the cities, US Rep Jim Himes also beat Republican Steve Obsitnik in Shelton, Ridgefield, Trumbull, Monroe, Westport, Weston and Fairfield [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Political pundits offer their views about election

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Bill O’Reilly, Mike Buckabee, Al Gore and Chris Matthews all had scathing statements about the election and the process of casting votes. [Read More]
Categories: General

NBC, Fox News call election for Obama

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NBC News has called the 2012 presidential election for President Obama. So has Fox News. After both networks called Ohio for Obama, they brought the gavel down on 2012. Virginia, Nevada and Florida were still to be called, according to Fox, but Mitt Romney’s last path to 270 electoral votes was gone. Lead Fox anchor [...] [Read More]

Video: Murphy declares victory, McMahon concedes

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Categories: General