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Brown triumphant as GOP claims Kennedy’s US Senate seat

Republican Scott Brown has pulled off a stunning upset in a special election to fill former Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. “Brown led by 52 per cent to 47 percent with all but 3 percent of precincts counted,” the Associated Press noted during Brown’s victory speech. MSNBC reported that…

Comic: ‘Our dream to deprive millions of healthcare is within reach’

Popular online comic Andy Borowitz often has his own farcical take on current events — and today is no exception. Turning his sights on the special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Borowitz suggests that a Republican victory will be a victory for…

Poll: Brown holds lead in Massachusetts Senate race

Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat may fall to Republicans after more than fifty years of Democrats holding the seat — Democratic control of Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat dates back to 1953, when the elder John F. Kennedy held the position. According to the latest Public Policy poll, Republican state senator Scott…

Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

The southern city of Houston late Saturday became the largest US metropolis to elect an openly gay mayor when Annise Parker, an open lesbian, claimed a solid victory over her rival. “I know what this win means to many of us who thought we could never achieve high office,” she…

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