President Obama's official Twitter account just posted this: "This happened because of you. Thank you."CNN, one of the largest news networks in the country, just called the presidential election in favor of Barack Obama, Obama won several key battleground states and has secured the 270 electoral college votes necessary to win 4 more years.As of 8:39 pm Pacific Coast Time, Obama holds leads in Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Virginia. For detailed state-by-state results and live updates...Read Full Story
Here's a breakdown of the number of electoral college votes by state.
Alabama - 9, unchanged. The state's population increased by 332,636 or 7.5 percent to 4,779,736 in 2010.
Alaska - 3, unchanged. The state's population increased by 83,299 or 13.3 percent to 710,231 in 2010.
Arizona - 11, an increase of 1 electoral vote. The state's population increased by 1,261,385 or 24.6 percent to 6,392,017 in 2010.
Arkansas - 6, unchanged. The state's population increased by 242,518 or 9.1...Read Full Story
No presidential election year is complete without a dose of political humor. This year, late night comedians had lots of fun at the expense of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Below is a selection of some of our favorite jokes about U.S. Representative Paul Ryan.Favorite Paul Ryan Jokes"Paul Ryan said that he and Mitt Romney won't reveal their tax plan to the public until after the election. Other politicians couldn't believe it. They were like, 'At least do the honorable thing and...Read Full Story
As we all know by now, on top of running for a spot at the White House alongside Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan is a workout fiend. His exercise of choice? P90X.And, there's now proof, thanks to Time magazine. The outlet posted pictures this morning of Ryan doing P90X, alongside the routine's creator, Tony Horton. The 2011 images, outtakes from his Person of the Year runner-up shots, are, um, a bit dorky. But, they do highlight the politician's nice arms.In some of the shots, Ryan wears a boring gray...Read Full Story
Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend has found her way into the spotlight in the 2012 election, though she doesn't seem to be too thrilled about it. Ryan, who's running for Vice President alongside Republican Mitt Romney, dated Deneeta Pope in college. She's a Democrat and not interested in talking to the press about her past relationship, reports TMZ.
Pope told the outlet today: "I'm not interested in talking. I don't know why everyone is calling. I'm newly married and would just like to be left...Read Full Story
Take a look at Paul Ryan, a rising star of the Republican GOP and the vice presidential candidate in the 2012 United States Presidential Election. Paul Ryan was selected by Mitt Romney as a running-mate in August 2012.