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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court in a historic vote on Thursday. Jackson is the first Black female Supreme Court justice.

The final vote was 53 to 47, with all 50 Democrats voting yes. The Democrats were joined by Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote, NBC reports.

Jackson is due to take office in June or July - when Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to retire.

Jackson faced relatively easy questions during her confirmation hearings compared to Justice Amy Coney Barrett who received no Democratic votes.

Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by then-President Donald Trump.

Democrats expressed their joy on Twitter.

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The Senate acquitted President Trump by a majority vote on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday. The Senate voted 52-48 not guilty on article 1 and 53-47 not guilty on article 2 of impeachment.

Senators stood at their desks and shouted their verdicts during a roll call vote on Wednesday, Feb. 5. It was only the third impeachment of a sitting President in U.S. history. The others, Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, were both acquitted in the Senate.

Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican, switched sides and voted to convict Trump on the 1st article of impeachment.

Saying "I had to follow my conscience," Romney told Chris Wallace on Wednesday that he decided to vote to convict Trump on abuse of power.

"I believe that the act he took, an effort to corrupt an election is as destructive an attachment on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can image," Romney said.

"It is a high crime and misdemeanor within the meaning of the Constitution, and tat is not a decision I take lightly. It is the last decision I want to take."

Mitt Romney family

Sarah Palin called MSNBC hosts and guests "despicable" for mocking Mitt Romney's adopted infant grandson, Kieran Romney, who is black.

During a segment of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on Sunday, the panelists joked about a viral photo of the Romneys sitting in an idyllic setting surrounded by their 21 grandkids including little Kieran dressed in a pink onesie.

One of the panelists, actress Pia Glenn, sang “one of these things is not like the other,” while another joked that the photo was representative of the Republican Party's lacking diversity.

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President Obama and Mitt Romney in the Oval office

In this historic White House photo, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shake hands in the Oval Office following their lunch on Nov. 29, 2012. There are reports that Romney is interested in seeking a position in the Obama administration (as a mole perhaps?). But so far the White House is mum on any job offers to Romney.

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Holly Solomon runs over husband

A woman enraged that her husband didn't vote in last week's presidential elections, ran over him with the family Jeep on Saturday.

Witnesses told police that Holly Solomon, of Scottsdale, Arizona, chased her husband around a parking lot before gunning the gas and hitting him as the Jeep jumped a curb.

Solomon apparently believed her husband's vote was the deciding factor in the close race.

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Was Diane Sawyer Drunk

It seems that ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer got her drink on early in celebration of President Obama's narrow win over Mitt Romney last night.

The usually stoic, straight-laced Sawyer spoke slowly, slurred her words, and appeared to swoon in euphoria under the hot studio lights. In other words, Sawyer was feeling no pain!

Sawyer's Twitter followers were relentless in their tweets on her tipsy condition.

"OK," she said at one point around 10 p.m. ET, "I wanna -- can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we're ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. ... Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota," she said.

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La La and Michael Ealy Campaign for Obama

Socialite La La Anthony (wife of NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony) and actor Michael Ealy campaigned for President Obama at Norfolk State University over the weekend. It's crunch time for the Obama campaign. The incumbent president desperately needs to win Ohio and Iowa in order to stay in the White House. Polling of likely voters in both states shows Mr. Obama trailing Gov. Mitt Romney by a slight margin.

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Brandon at Obama rally

Sometimes children say the most inappropriate things. That is why you don't push a microphone under a child's nose at a political rally.

On Thursday, at a rally featuring Michelle Obama in Daytona, Florida, 9-year-old Brandon was asked why he wanted President Obama to win the hotly contested presidential election.

“Because if Mitt Romney win, we’ll be going back to the crop fields," Brandon said. "We’ll be picking crops."

What does a 9-year-old boy know about picking crops in 2012?

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The Mitt Romney campaign continues to support Richard Mourdock's run for the US Senate despite controversial statements he made during Tuesday's final Senate debate.

Mourdock's statement that pregnancy resulting from rape is [still] a gift from God, rankled women's groups and bolstered anti-abortionists.

The Romney campaign told CNN reporter Jim Acosta that they would not pull an ad Romney made this week asking voters to “join me in supporting Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate.”

“[w]e disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him,” said a spokesman in statement released today.

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It feels like 2008 all over again.

Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
From: devontez_morrison@apple.com
To: sandra@sandrarose.com
Subject: It's Over

Not sure of your reason for trying to sway voters....Maybe you work for the ROMNEY campaign. But clearly if a respected site like CNN states OBAMA CLEARLY WON, why are you saying otherwise?? Nevertheless, sites like yours and many others, are in need of removal. I am pushing and praying that your site be destroyed with the rest of the demons. Thank you.

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