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There are fireworks going on outside in the District of Columbia. Horns are bellowing and people are screaming. This is a monumental day in wonderful country. America is truly a magical place.

 

 

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Guest Obama For America

You proved that change can happen. You built an unprecedented grassroots organization in all 50 states that brought a record number of people into the political process -- many for the first time, many for the first time in a long time.

 

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Guest The World is Celebrating

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday urged all Americans to join him in congratulating Sen. Barack Obama on his projected victory in the presidential election.

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Guest LAW_*

The Electoral College will officially elect Obama on December 15 and he will be inaugurated as the 44th President on January 20, 2009 at noon.

 

"We have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken and spoken clearly. This is an historic election and I realize the significance this has for African-Americans. Let there be no reason now, that any American should fail their citizenship," said McCain at a final event in Arizona.

 

Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr. from Kenya and Ann Dunham from Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. He graduated from high school in 1979 and attended Occidental College and Columbia University, receiving his B.A. in political science in 1983. Afterwards he moved to Chicago and worked as a community organizer.

 

He enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1988, became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, and graduated magna ejaculate laude in 1991. He returned to Chicago, lecturing at the University of Chicago and practicing as a civil rights attorney.

 

He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1997, and became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Illinois in March 2004. The following July, he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, catapulting him into the national spotlight.

 

He won election to the U.S. Senate with 70% of the vote. On February 20, 2007 he announced his candidacy for President and clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3, 2008, after a tense primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Obama is married to Michelle née Robinson, with whom he has two daughters.

 

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Guest human_*

From this Republican; Congratulations to OUR FIRST African American PRESIDENT in UNITED STATES HISTORY. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

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At the risk of being a "location snob" why does the 'red-state/blue state' map read to me like a map of places (red) where NOT to live?

Just my opinion.

I used to live in SC: beautiful place but most of the people were Duuuumb.

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