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Tim Kaine ends up second in line behind 99-year-old voter

Washington (CNN). Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine displayed a time-honored trait for a vice president -- preparedness -- showing up at his Richmond, Virginia, polling place 15 minutes early on Tuesday.

Despite his planning, Kaine ended up second in line -- perhaps also appropriate for the potential vice president.

Kaine told CNN's "New Day" that he "got to my polling place about a quarter until 6," and that "there was already a line" when he arrived.

The Virginia senator was beaten to the polls by 99-year old Minerva Turpin.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/08/politics/tim-kaine-minerva-turpin-voting-election-2016/

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We got to the polls at 5:55am. Probably around 100 people already in line. Took us 25 minutes. When we left, the line behind us was zig-zagging throughout the middle school corridors. Hundreds more had shown up before 6:30am.

Heavy Dem stronghold here.

Don'tcha know

Trump is probably seething that this rally is being broadcasted almost completely uninterrupted. Kinda like it was a victory party instead of a pre-election day rally.

Go Cubs Go...

Go Cubs Go!
Hey Chicago, what do you say?
The Cubs are gonna win today!

I'm so excited! Can't wait for the game to begin.

I so need a break from all the politics tonight.

So, I had to get my car inspected today

I pulled up behind another car and the inspector approached his car. The driver got out and they shook hands and had a bit of a slap the back kinda moment.

When it as my turn, the inspector walked up to my car and said, "Give me the keys and go sit on that bench." When the inspections were done, the man on man experience was a handshake and another slap on the back moment. When MY inspection was done, the inspector handed me the papers and said, "go pay inside."

This is what women deal with every single day in every part of our lives.

Hillary is no different. She is a woman and despite the fact that "some" people want desperately to believe that sexism doesn't exist. It does. In every aspect of women's lives....it happens regularly...daily...sometimes hourly.

Even when doing normal daily chores. Like getting your car inspected.

I'm with her!!!

Sof

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED FOR FEMALE POLITICIANS?

Great read in the New Yorker.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/has-anything-changed-for-female-politicians?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true

Familiar echoes in the candidacy of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress.

It's a long article, but the very best part comes the the final paragraph.

A little more than a year before she dies alone, in a retirement home in Carmel, California, Rankin tells a journalist that “if she had her life to relive, she’d do it all again.” She adds, “But this time, I’d be nastier.”

Someone please explain the "Gina" comment

I had to sit through a corporate shindig and didn't get to watch the debate. But, reading the debate comments, it kept coming up.

What was that about?

Trump to Rebrand new hotels

The announcement by the Trump Organization comes as marketing and travel experts have suggested that the Republican presidential nominee’s bombastic rhetoric and polarizing presidential campaign has tarnished his businesses.

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Bookings at Trump’s hotels were down 59 percent during the first half of 2016, according to the travel site Hipmunk. Meanwhile, foot traffic to Trump-branded hotels, casinos and golf courses has slipped up to 24 percent since the businessman announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015, according to newly released data from the location-based app Foursquare.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/conspiculously-missing-from-donald-trumps-new-venture-his-name/2016/10/17/939964de-946d-11e6-9b7c-57290af48a49_story.html

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I'm not heartbroken at all.


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