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The First African-American President in the History of the United States is a Two-Term President.


Donald Trump, Why Do You Hate Democracy?

Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay U.S. Senator With Win in Wisconsin

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay U.S. Senator With Win in Wisconsin

The longtime congresswoman defeated the state's former governor, Tommy Thompson, making history in a wave election for women candidates.

8:09 PM PST 11/6/2012 by Jordan Zakarin

Just eight years ago, gay marriage was used as a wedge issue in the presidential election. Now, Wisconsin has elected the first openly gay U.S. enator.

Tammy Baldwin, a six-term member of Congress, edged out four-time governor Tommy Thompson to succeed retiring Senator Herb Kohl. It was the most expensive senate election in Wisconsin history, with more than $65 million spent in the state, including more than $30 million from outside goups.

Having claimed inspiration from Geraldine Ferraro's nomination for vice president on the Democratic ticket in 1984, Baldwin has framed her race in a similar way.

"I think in particular for young LGBT youth, especially those that come out in hostile communities or less supportive families and are thinking, 'What about my future?' " she recently told the U.K.'s Guardian. "They can wake up to a Tammy Baldwin victory on Nov. 7 and feel the way I did when Geraldine Ferraro accepted the nomination."

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tammy-baldwin-wins-lgbt-senator-387240

Maryland Approves Same-Sex Marriage Law

Source: Washington Post

Maryland approves same-sex marriage law

By John Wagner and Ned Martel, Wednesday, November 7, 12:15 AM

Voters in Maryland approved the state’s same-sex marriage law on Tuesday, according to exit polls and early returns. It marked a historic victory for the gay-rights movement nationally, which had lost at the ballot box in more than 30 states.

The vote, which underscored the country’s rapid evolution on how marriage should be defined, means that gay couples can wed starting Jan. 1 in Maryland, which joins six states and the District where same-sex marriage has been legal.

Voters in two other states, Maine and Washington, were deciding Tuesday whether to allow gay nuptials, and voters in Minnesota faced a constitutional amendment that would ban same-same sex marriage.

Maryland voters also approved the Dream Act, allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state college tuition rates. A measure that allows a new casino in Prince George’s County also seemed poised to pass.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/vote-on-maryland-same-sex-marriage-law-is-close/2012/11/07/35fcac54-282f-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html

And I Got My Wish! ---->

...as did we all.


Obama's "Four More Years" Tweet is Most RT'd Tweet of All Time

According to BuzzFeed, Obama's "four more years" tweet is most RT'd tweet of all time:


The New Most Popular Tweet Of All Time

Via @BarackObama.
posted about 15 minutes ago
John Herrman
BuzzFeed Staff

At just 22 minutes after posting, this is already the most popular tweet of all time:

Colorado, Washington Become First States to End Marijuana Prohibition in US (Recreational Use)


Matt Ferner

Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
Posted: 11/06/2012 11:24 pm EST Updated: 11/06/2012 11:27 pm EST

The Rocky Mountain High just got a whole lot higher. On Tuesday night, Amendment 64 -- the measure which sought the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults -- was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.

With about 36 percent of precincts reporting at the time of publishing, 9News and Fox31 report that Amendment 64 has passed.

The passage of the state measure is without historical precedent and the consequences will likely be closely-watched around the world. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the authors/researchers behind the book "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know" pointed out that the measure in Colorado is truly groundbreaking, comparing it to the legalization that Amsterdam enjoys:

A common error is to believe that the Netherlands has already legalized cannabis (the preferred term for marijuana in Europe). What has been de facto legalized is only the retail sale of 5 grams (about a sixth of an ounce) or less. Production and wholesale distribution is still illegal, and that prohibition is enforced, which is largely why the price of sinsemilla in the “coffee shops” isn’t much different than the price in American dispensaries.

Although Colorado "legalized it," it will be several months, perhaps as long as a year, before Colorado adults 21-and-over can enjoy the legal sale of marijuana. However, the parts of the amendment related to individual behavior will go into effect as soon as Governor Hickenlooper certifies the results of the vote, a proclamation he is obligated to do within 30 days of the election, The Colorado Independent reported.


Mr. Rove...

Take your "permanent Republican majority" and shove it up your war criminal ass...


CBS: Nevada Goes To Obama

@CBSNews projects that NEVADA Goes to Pres. Obama. LIVE COVERAGE: http://t.co/y3vExdEJ

PHOTO: The Empire State Building Is Blue!

CNN in conjunction with the Empire State Building reporting the Presidential election results.


The Empire State Building Is Blue
Kim Bhasin | 1 minute ago | 1 |

The Empire State Building is blue.

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