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Big Money Did Not Lead to Big Wins This Election

In the recent election, millionaires like Donald Trump and Jeffery Katzenberg tried to grease the political wheels with their contributions toward "super PACs," which can accept and spend huge amounts of money on political races. However, only three out of 10 of the most expensive Senate races were successful in placing a well-greased candidate into position, according to recent campaign data.

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Dead Candidate Wins in Alabama
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Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama

If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whole new level.

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Ashley Judd Considering Run for U.S. Senate in 2014

Actress Ashley Judd could be looking toward politics for her next job. The younger sister to Wynonna Judd and daughter to Naomi Judd is said to be considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014, but in a statement, she would only go as far as indicating that it's possible -- but too early -- to discuss the potential campaign.

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Was Diane Sawyer Drunk on Election Night?

Ever since the election on Tuesday, people have been speculating that Diane Sawyer was maybe at least a *little* bit tipsy while she was working.

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The Best Election Day Reaction Memes

Hey, did you hear there was an election yesterday? It was kind of a big deal, you know, presidents and what not. With Obama being reelected, people were pretty quick to start poking fun of the losers, as well as the ultra-conservatives who said they'd be moving abroad. Oh, and gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana passed in several states. Of course, memes are a great way to do this. Here are our favorites.

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Diane Sawyer Was Totally Drunk Last Night During Election Coverage

Whoever you were rooting for, we can all agree that election night was pretty stressful.

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5 Weird Things Americans Voted on Yesterday

You might not know it from watching TV, but Americans also went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes on a myriad of issues not involving a certain residence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. And some of those issues were a bit strange.

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Photos From Election Night 2012

The 2012 presidential election concluded on Nov. 6, and after clinching 303 electoral votes, President Barack Obama will return to the Oval Office for his second term. After one of the most heated battles in campaign history, President Obama delivered his victory speech in Chicago, Ill., saying, "Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual ... I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together."

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Winners: King, Michaud, Pingree + ‘Yes’ to Same-Sex Marriage

The elections are over! After a decisive victory in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, independent Sen.-elect Angus King will be headed to Washington for the next session. Mainers also made history by legalizing gay marriage, something that had never happened by a popular vote. Maine voted to support President Obama and he has won the Presidential election for four more years in Washington.

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Obama Projected to Win Re-Election, Tweets Victory Photo

Following a win in the state of Ohio, Barack Obama is being projected as the winner of the 2012 presidential race. To celebrate, Obama tweeted the above photo of himself embracing Michelle with the words, "Four more years."

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