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Same sex marriage measures approved in three states

Supporters of same sex marriage won electoral victories in three separate states across the country, with a throwback Minnesota ballot initiative codifying matrimony as the sole province of heterosexual couples trailing of 1 am EST. According to The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, support for Amendment 1 was two percentage points behind opposition,…

Tammy Baldwin becomes first openly gay senator

Tammy Baldwin made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first openly gay woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Baldwin defeated her Republican challenger Tommy Thompson in the Wisconsin Senate race. The tightly contested race broke spending records in the state as outside groups pumped more than $30…

Karl Rove in denial and arguing with Fox News as election called for Obama

Republican strategist Karl Rove refused to believe that President Barack Obama had been re-elected on Tuesday even after his employer, Fox News, announced that the election was over. “The network — our network called on the basis of 74 percent of the vote being in,” Rove said immediately after Fox…

Massachusetts voters legalize medical marijuana

As expected, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure to make medical marijuana legal in the state. By early Tuesday night, with around half of all ballots counted, sixty-three percent of voters had approved of the legalization, prompting forecasters to call the contest two hours after polls closed. The…

Colorado votes to legalize marijuana

Projections by two Colorado television stations had state voters approving recreational marijuana use Tuesday night. Both KUSA-TV and KDVR-TV said Amendment 64, which enables regulated and taxed use of the drug for people at least 21 years of age, similar to established regulation for alcohol. Opponents of the measure told…

Election Day leaves U.S. set for more Congressional gridlock

WASHINGTON — Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives on Tuesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress. The Republicans suffered multiple blows to their quest to take back control of the Senate, failing…

Hume: U.S. ‘more liberal than many may have thought’

As President Barack Obama was being re-elected on Tuesday, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said he had discovered that the United States was “more liberal than many may have thought.” “Many of us have believed — and I still basically do — that that this is a center-right…

Al Gore likens voter suppression to Jim Crow, calls it ‘un-American’

Former Vice President Al Gore, responding to news that voters had been turned away at the polls on Election Day, blasted Republican-led voter suppression efforts on Current TV Tuesday night. Invoking Jim Crow, Gore said the backers of such campaigns would have to answer to history for their beliefs. “At…

President Barack Obama victorious

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney. Obama became only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II, when…

Florida voters defeat anti-abortion constitutional amendment

Florida voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would have prohibited public funds from paying for abortion care except in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. Florida’s Amendment 6 would have also prevented “privacy rights” in the state constitution from being used to…

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