Presidential Election 2012: Obama Re-Elected

OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION: “President Barack Obama has won reelection, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin in the Electoral College after a savagely negative and historically expensive race fought against a backdrop of near-8 percent unemployment.” — POLITICO 11/6/12

DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE, GOP HOLDS HOUSE: “[T]he next House and Senate President Barack Obama will have to work with looks much like the last one: Democrats hold a majority of the Senate, and Republicans will control the House.” — Yahoo News 11/7/12

HISTORIC VOTES IN FAVOR OF GAY MARRIAGE, MARIJUANA: “Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.” — Yahoo News 11/7/12

 

Peruvian Shamans bless President Obama on his re-election

SECOND-TERM CABINET SHUFFLE: “President Barack Obama plans an extensive shuffle of his West Wing and Cabinet …

“Planning for a second term has been under way for months, with [White House chief of staff Jack] Lew and Pete Rouse, the counselor to the president and Obama’s internal management guru, preparing lists of possible promotions and nominations. The staff process has been gossiped about by the staff, but details have been kept secret, even from insiders.”POLITICO 11/7/12

MORE PROGRESSIVES VOTED INTO SENATE: “Every incumbent Democratic senator up for re-election won … But the big news from Tuesday isn’t just that the Democrats held onto the majority, it’s what that majority now looks like—much more progressive. Four of the five most liberal candidates in contested Senate races won on Tuesday.” Mother Jones 11/7/12

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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.
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