Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Short Takes

Election Results: Bob McDonnell (R) wins Virginia; Chris Christie (R) wins in New Jersey; Bill Owens (D) wins in NY 23, and Lt. Gov. John Garamendi (D) wins in another special election to fill another House vacancy in California; Equality loses in Maine, but wins in the state of Washington, and Kalamazoo, Michigan passes a gay-rights law. Michael Bloomberg gets his third term in New York City; Thomas Menino gets his fifth in Boston, and Tomas Regalado wins in Miami.

In other news: More violence in Afghanistan.

Iran’s supreme leader rejects talks with U.S.

Retail sales were up in October.

Healthcare reform may not happen this year.

Climate change legislation might happen this year.

Don’t plan on taking public transportation in Philadelphia.

This attorney in Fort Lauderdale is going to need a lawyer.

China gets a Disney World.