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Are you happy with Obama’s re-election?

Barack Obama has been re-elected as the 44th president of the United States.

In his acceptance speech late Tuesday night he said, "Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you...I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever.”

Ref. 74 Celebration party

Same-sex marriage supporters watch election results at nYne Bar & Bistro.

Ref. 74 in the lead, but “too soon to tell”

It’s not official yet, but with the looks of things there could be lots of wedding bells sounding on Dec. 9 — the day same-sex marriage certificates can formally be signed in Washington State.
As of midnight, with half of the expected ballots turned in, Referendum 74 was passing with 52 percent of the vote, according to the Washington Secretary of State.

Local democrats celebrate Obama’s projected win

As news broke that President Obama would likely win the re-election, cheers erupted from inside Red Lion Hotel At The Park, where hundreds of local Democrats are gathered to watch the 2012 election.

Local Republicans optimistic their party will prevail

About 300 Republicans are expected to watch the election at The Davenport tonight.

As of 7 p.m. over 100 guests had already showed up, feeling optimistic that America would vote red.

That time I got roofied at the (political) party

Recently a group of Christian pastors decided to challenge 50-year-old legislation that threatens the tax status of churches if they endorse a particular candidate. Pastors preached sermons specifically endorsing candidates that they felt embodied “Christian” ethics.

Watchdog group accuses Catholic bishops of campaigning for Romney, asks IRS to investigate

A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and it wants the Internal Revenue Service to explore revoking the hierarchy’s tax-exempt status.

“In completely unqualified terms, the IRS should immediately tell the Conference of Catholic Bishops that the conduct of its members is beyond the pale,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

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