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  • Cubs Win!

    And by that I mean the City of Mesa’s voters agreed to fund an $84 million training complex for the Chicago baseball institution, allowing the team to continue preparing for 30 more heartbreaking and frustrating seasons of futility.  Or maybe the lopsided vote in favor …

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  • Still mad at Arizona, mostly

    On Twitter, you find a lot of people who are still mad at the Grand Canyon state, and tonight just made them madder.  Here are a few that I found in the past few minutes — censored as needed: From koalasloverain of Arkansas: What the …

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  • Weed whacked in CA

    While Arizonans await news about Proposition 203, the medical marijuana proposal, here’s a related story from the state next door: California voters appear to have rejected Prop. 19, an effort to legalize marijuana and allow local governments to tax the sale of the drug. Prop. 19 …

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  • Another long-serving House Democrat undone

    Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), who has served in the House for 34 years and was chair of the House Armed Services Committee, was defeated tonight by Republican Vicky Hartzler, a former schoolteacher. Earlier this week at a campaign stop, Hartzler outlined what she would try to …

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  • Surfing for “AZ Vote” tweets

    I’m looking for interesting, suggestive, penetrating, wisdom-of-the-crowds tweets about Arizona’s election. And look what I found, from someone who calls himself homosapiens2: Weird. Founf out when I went to vote that I’m not in AZ-05, but AZ-06. Flake is my congressman? FML. Um…Still looking. If …

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  • Robocall says “Relax”

    Would this work if it was tried on you?  The phone rings. It’s a pre-recorded voice, saying: “I’m calling to let everyone know that Gov. O’Malley and President Obama have been successful. Our goals have been met. The polls were correct, and we took [inaudible],” …

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  • Blue Dog Chet Edwards swept out of office; Barney Frank survives

    As the networks line up behind projections that the Republican Party will take control of the House of Representatives, some familiar Democratic leaders are starting to show up on the list of tonight’s losers. Like Chet Edwards: Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards, ousted Tuesday night after …

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  • U.S. Senate likely to remain Democratic, pundits concede

    Networks project that West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, will defeat Republican John Raese in the special election to replace the late Robert Byrd.  According to the right-leaning Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney, Manchin’s win renders GOP chances of taking control of the Senate, …

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