News for 2012-11-07

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] President Obama Re-Elected
It's over. Shortly after 11 PM eastern, the major television networks, including NBC News, CNN, CBS News, and even a reluctant Fox News, put the state of Ohio in the column for Barack Obama and moments later—given the national projections—those same networks announced they felt comfortable calling...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Elizabeth Warren Took on Wall Street, Wins US Senate Seat
Progressive champion Elizabeth Warren, who built her campaign around an intellectual and moral attack on Wall Street malpractice in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, has unseated Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. "This victory is for you," Warren told her supporters just...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chaos Reigns as Hundred Thousand Greeks Rally Against Austerity
In the largest rally since last August, nearly 100,000 protestors crowded Athens' central square Wednesday as parliament met to vote on the lastest round of crippling tax hikes, spending cuts and labor reform. Al Jazeera reports that the protestors stared down parliament guards as they carried...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan's American-Flag Makers in High Demand after Obama Win
American flag makers in Pakistan are likely to benefit from US President Barack Obama's reelection this year, as mass protests over Obama's drone policy are likely to increase along with the demand for American flags to burn, Agence-France Presse reported Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Netanyahu Faces 'Payback' After Obama Victory?
"This is probably not a very good morning for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai said Wednesday. Netanyahu and his Likud Party had actively supported Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in what Israeli opposition leader Shaul Mofaz described as “a rude, blunt,...
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[title] Nader on What To Do Now
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[field_image_caption-raw] Michigan Voters Reject Emergency Manager Law
In a victory for unions and grassroots organizers, Michigan voters rejected the controversial Emergency Manager Law or Public Act 4 of 2011 which bequeathed a state-appointed manager with sweeping powers including the ability to get rid of union contracts, dissolve local governments, sell public...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Direct Democracy: Results of Ballot Propositions Across the Country
Across the country in states that allow for citizen lawmaking through ballot propositions, yesterday voters in many states had a direct say in the laws that govern them. There were 188 measures on the ballot in 38 states . Below we review the official, unconfirmed election results of some of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bad Day for GOP Super Donors
Money can't buy happiness, nor can it buy an election, apparently. The top donors to super PACs in 2012 did not fare well — casino magnate Sheldon Adelson , the No. 1 super PAC contributor with more than $53 million in giving, backed eight losers at this writing.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Referendum on "Legitimate Rape": Akin, Mourdock Defeated
The people of Missouri and Indiana were, in effect, given a referendum on "legitimate rape" on election day, and they soundly rejected the concept by defeating U.S. Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. The two legislators had stirred controversy over their verbal attempts to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Recreational Marijuana Passes in CO and WA
Marijuana use has been decriminalized across the board in both Colorado and Washington, after voters passed ballot initiatives in the states on Tuesday -- a landmark victory for the legalization movement.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Agriculture Bankrolls Defeat of California's Proposition 37
California's landmark Proposition 37 was soundly and sadly defeated on Tuesday by corporate interests and big money politics. As of Wednesday morning, with more than 94 percent of the precincts reporting, news outlets reported that the measure has been rejected.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Corporations Are Not People' in Montana, Colorado
In a landslide victory Tuesday night, Montana voters approved an initiative stating "that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings" -- corporations are not people. The initiative directly challenges the now infamous Citizens United decision, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Love for All: Marriage Equality Triumphs in Maine, Maryland, Washington, Minnesota
Supporters of marriage equality and equal civil rights had much to celebrate in both Maine and Maryland Tuesday night as historic victories took place in both states.
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