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Election Results Open Thread

Post your reactions to the results as they are announced. It’s going to be a long night. UPDATE: Let’s try out that big honkin’ “live” electoral map at the top of the blog and see how it works.

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Google Prop 8 Flap Widens

More website owners are expressing anger at Google for publishing Yes On 8 banners on their sites. Google has become embroiled in a row about gay marriage, after opponents of same-sex unions in California used the search engine’s advertising network to post messages on popular websites against the owner’s wishes. A number of American websites, including the widely read TechCrunch …

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Obama: Brothers, Stop Sagging!

Finally Barack Obama has addressed the critical issue of laws against baggy pants. In an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway, Obama fielded a question from Eric, a Huntington Beach, Calif., man who referenced a town ordinance that tried to outlaw a street fashion trend in which young men wear their baggy pants down well below their underwear. Obama said such …

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Palin Won’t Say Who She Voted For

Via Swamp Politics: Citing her right to privacy, Gov. Sarah Palin refused to say who she voted for after emerging from her polling place in Wasilla, Alaska. That’s right, she wouldn’t say she voted for her own presidential ticket. We assume she did, but she stood on principle and wouldn’t say. She did say the secret ballot is one of …

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$73M Spent On Prop 8

People starving all over the world, children living in the streets, and the Christianists forced a fight that cost $73M. Spending for and against a ballot initiative that would outlaw same-sex marriage in California has surpassed $73 million, almost twice the total that was spent in the 24 states where similar measures were put to voters since 2004, campaign finance …

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Talking Points Memo: Yes On 8 Ads Are Ok On Our Site

Progressive blog Talking Points Memo had all of its ad space taken over by Yes On 8 ads yesterday via Google Ad Sense. Despite a massive outcry from readers and despite opposing Prop 8 in their editorials, TPM took no action. Josh Marshall’s reasoning: When we started accepting paid advertisements in 2003, I instituted a clear policy that we would …

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