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Minnesota churches violate polling place ban on political speech

Churches that are also polling places in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are being accused of displaying political speech well within the designated 100-foot line around polling places within which political speech and attempts to influence votes are forbidden. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune‘s “Whistleblower” blog, some voters are encountering…

Gov. Christie: Hug from Bruce Springsteen left me ‘weeping’

Speaking outside a shelter in Keansburg on Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) told a crowd that he’d confessed to President Barack Obama that getting a hug from famed musician Bruce Springsteen on Friday night left him “weeping.” “Bruce [was] apparently flying around with the president today on the…

ELECTION ALERTS: Full election coverage from Raw Story

Click the links below for the most important news from Election Day 2012, in reverse chronological order, as they appeared on our news feed. OBAMA WINS REELECTION AFTER OHIO CALLED IN HIS FAVOR LATINOS CHALLENGE ARPAIO’S REELECTION…

Pastor’s pre-election sermon: Obama is ‘paving the way for… the antichrist’

A Texas pastor who supports Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned in a pre-election sermon that President Barack Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.” Right Wing Watch on Tuesday published audio of First Baptist Church of Dallas Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress telling his congregation…

Five of the most confusing ballot measures in America

When voters finally get to the polls tomorrow, they may run into more than a big crowd. Voters in many states will be facing a slew of confusing measures and often overly long ballots. Here are some of the most striking examples we’ve spotted: Florida has the one of the…

Explaining the ‘Redskins rule’: How Washington’s football team has predicted past elections

Redskins Rule:How football outcomes predict the presidential election (via The Christian Science Monitor) Like so much else in the 2012 presidential race, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney will make a clean sweep of some of America’s most curious political indicators: the outcome of professional and college football games. Mr.…

Anthrax outbreak kills 30 hippos in South Africa

An outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 30 hippopotamus in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park wildlife reserve, the country’s parks authority said on Tuesday. Officials believe the deaths are linked to a flare-up of the highly infectious disease in the giant park which has killed 45 roan antelope…

Watch live: Romney and Ryan arrive in battleground state of Ohio

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan make a last-minute campaign stop in the battleground state of Ohio. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Nov. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Giuliani: Obama’s storm response ‘worse’ than Katrina, ‘same’ as Benghazi

As voting was getting underway on Tuesday, Fox News had former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on twice in a two hour period to declare that the Obama administration’s response to Hurricane Sandy was “worse” than George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina — and he claimed it was…

NAACP accuses Mississippi country clerk of failing to process thousands of voter registrations

Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson announced at a press conference Tuesday morning that an unknown number of voter registrations have gone missing in Hinds County, Mississippi, and urged voters to cast what is known as an affidavit ballot if they arrive at the polls and find that they are not…

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