Election 2008 in Pictures

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January 3: The Frontrunner FaltersSeen by many as the frontrunner in the Iowa Caucuses, Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency was dealt its first blow when she placed third in the Iowa Caucuses.Barack Obama had been steadily closing the gap in the days leading up to the caucuses, but his win came as a surprise to many. Meanwhile, the Republican caucuses were not without their surprises. Mitt Romney, who had staked a great deal on his performance in Iowa, finished second to Mike...Read Full Story

CNN Hologram Lies Disappoint Nerds Everywhere

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Sure it was election night and Barack Obama was in the middle of making history, but being a little geeky, I couldn't help but being distracted by the real live hologram on CNN.When Jessica Yellin appeared before Wolf Blitzer in all her Star Wars-like hologram glory, I joined the ranks of nerds everywhere in drooling over the sexy new technology. Too. Frakking. Cool.My sense of awe was soon shattered when I found out it wasn't really a hologram. Wolf Blitzer couldn're really see Jessica...Read Full Story

Barack Obama Wins Presidential Election

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America)  History was made tonight as the United States elected the first black president by voting Barack Obama into office.Television networks began calling the election for Obama at approximately 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). A large throng of supporters celebrated the Obama victory in Chicago and around the country as it became increasingly obvious that John McCain had no path to victory.Barack Obama will take over the office of president Jan. 20, 2009.Read Full Story