Newsflash: Barack Obama elected as US senator


Barack Obama is a half-black, half Kansan American kid who was born in Hawaii and grew up in Indonesia. He was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He has smoked weed and snorted cocaine, and written about getting high in print.

Barack Obama has just become the US senator for Illinois.

There is a comprehensive Wikipedia entry about Obama here. And here is Obamablog.


In other news:
- George Bush appears to have been elected for a second term.
- Gay couples in Boston and San Francisco chill out.
- It's OK people, take it easy.

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