Tuesday, November 04, 2008
New president, new baby

We're hearing some compelling stories as voters head to the polls across the country today -- but few can match the intensity of Los Angeles couple Doug and Tracie Van Doren.


Right now, the two are heading to Cedar Sinai hospital to have their first child. Earlier today, Tracie was standing in line to cast her vote when she started feeling contractions -- then her water broke. She didn't want to get out of line, but had no other option.


Doug raced Tracie to her doctor, who confirmed the great news. Tracie asked if she could still vote. Her doctor said she had several hours before she needed to get to the hospital.


"She wrote us a doctor's note," said Doug. "This is an important election for us, and we just didn't want to lose our chance to vote." Back at the polling station, Tracie and Doug handed election officials their note. "They brought us right in and to the front of the line and we both voted right away," Doug said. He snapped a picture as Tracie cast her vote . "We're going to get a new baby and a new president all on the same day."

November 4, 2008
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Haha, that's awesome! It's great news but it's also hilarious! Congratulations!

November 4, 2008
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Congrats!!! History in more than one way. :)

November 4, 2008
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Congrats to the couple.  If it's a girl the middle name should be liberty if a boy  Justice.    :)

November 4, 2008
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Congratulations for all!  An amazing commitment to the democratic process!

November 4, 2008
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Caught this story down here in Newfoundland as I was following the USA election on the web. What a courageos lady, good luck to you, and I pray for a safe arrival of the little one.

November 4, 2008
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This really speaks volumes to your dedication to change. As I write this, Obama is up 174 to 49.  Here's to hoping your vote wasn't in vain!

November 4, 2008
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All the best to you and your baby.  What a fantastic memory for you to share with him or her in later years.  Congrats!!

November 4, 2008
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That's a great story for your baby to tell when he/she grows up! What dedication...I hope that all goes well for you.

November 4, 2008
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Now that is something to write in the Baby Book!

November 5, 2008
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Great news for you.  Too bad we never had anyone to choose that would make a president.  Obama can't fix the economy, just wait and see and oh immigration that is what made this country hit bottom over the years.  Just wait and see, I told you so.  A woman should of been president before Obama or a black man they are the ones holding it together for over a hundred of years.

November 5, 2008
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Congrats to you and to our new president!

November 5, 2008
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Congulatory remarks on Barack Obama's winning presidency and the birth of new democracy.


Of all things, this election purports new start. For 143 years of racism after abolishment of slavery in 1865, first african-american president of United States presents a historical milestone. This will bring out a big change not only to history of human rights in U.S but also to Worldwide democracy.  For long, Korea and U.S have maintained secure relationship and we, Koreans, received many helps from U.S including this financial crisis instance. Hence, Korea once again congratulate Barack Obama's winning of the presidency from the bottom of our heart and through this moment, we wish to settle each other's inner conflict and pave a way to more solid relationship.

November 5, 2008

Congrats on your new bundle of joy. I am so sorry to say, however, that your baby will probably be paying for the blindness of our nation in electing Mr. Obama. How can we hand over our nation to someone who has NO experience in leading anything? How can we elect someone who did nothing but vote "present" in Congress or refuses to produce a valid birth certificate? What does Mr. Obama have to hide? Well, the deed is done. The stupidity of our nation is screaming all over the world today. Great nation-yes, beyond compare. Bright-the lights are on but no one is home.

November 5, 2008
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My sister in law's mom has a similar story. She went to the doctor on Monday and had unplanned open heart surgery yesterday. She is an avid Barack supporter and was able to vote by proxy from her hospital bed.

November 5, 2008
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THIS IS OUR FIRST BI-RACIAL President, not simply Black.

Please correct how you are reporting this!

From a white, professional Woman who is delighted at the voice America  raised last night...United!  United States, United people.

November 5, 2008
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November 5, 2008
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here's the NEW BABY six-legged lamby



The vote of the deluded, deceived, and indoctrinated masses is not valid....

It is called a SHAM DEMOCRACY!



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November 5, 2008
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Rise and shine fellow Americans... we the people have spoken and our voices were heard...we have sung for many centuries and now they feel our beat....as we have finally awaken to the dawn of a new nation ....together we stand...under god ...its time we live out this dream and life is today the journey to equality ........ it was that of a wise man; who spoke of his dream and it is that of another wise black man who has shown all races we live in our own destiny to be what we want to be ...and only in America can freedom finally ring with Liberty for all...........and we may now unite as proud Americans all across the US...equality is our nations equation and our leader is the solution.........

November 5, 2008
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It's time to UNITE behind our new president....Congratulations on your bundle of joy...You few negative people cannot rain on AMERICA's parade!! Fall in line or go away!!!  The majority has spoken and you are well outnumbered....We are ONE UNITED STATES of AMERICA...if you don't like it go live somewhere else!!!

November 5, 2008
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I believe more in America now more than ever.

Thankyou to the public for being openminded as we so need ,to be united.I also hope and pray for our new president to show those who voted by racial ignorance that it doesnt matter what color your skin is it is what you are willing to do for your country.I comend OBAHMA for his persistance and it is nice to see someone who has been in our shoes be on top.

                                      1959 lady

November 5, 2008
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Congrats on your new baby and our president.This is history in the making,god bless America!

November 5, 2008
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November 5, 2008
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I am not old enough to vote, being only fourteen; however I bought shirts and pins. This means so much to me. On the night of the election my grandmother said that she never dreamed of seeing this. Personally, I never dreamed of seeing this either. I hoped and prayed for equal treatment. I hoped and prayed that God would hear our prayers and give us a change. I hoped and prayed that people would unite as one people, not different cultures. Nevertheless, I could not really see it. I could not envision a black man, black woman, and black girls walk out on the stage, with the titles President, First Lady, and children of the president. I could not imagine there being two beautiful black girls on that stage that would look like me and my sister. A First Lady that had the skin tone of my mother was a dream, and mostly a President that looked like my dad. I had a dream, a prayer, and a wish, but I never thought it would come true.

Thank you America, whether you're black, white, Asian, Latino, Native American, or anything else that I missed, thank you for voting and helping. Next election I will be old enough to vote and I'll be proud.


Atlanta GA

November 6, 2008
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Congratulations on your baby!!!!

Great American Spirit. This is why the whole world admires about this country. My cousin from Switzerland called me around 11 pm the day of the election to tell me a similar story they had on the news over there. I don't know if its your story, but if not its dedicated people like you that make this country the best. I have been telling it to everybody yesterday at work.

- new jersey

November 6, 2008
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Congratulations ,hope u got a bouncing and healthy baby.This is something u will never forget and is a story u will pass on to ur next gemeration to come.


November 6, 2008
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Congrats to you an your new bundle of joy. As for President Obama, let us not forget that it was Pres. Bush and the republicans that got us into this deep hole of mess and now you want Pres. Obama to clean up everything in four years or less. Have you lost your damn mind!! My hope for a better nation began with my vote for Obama. I lost hope with Bush after his irresponsible reaction to hurricane victims in LA and MS. Oh, and don't forget about 911 the Bush admin. planned their on attack on America. They knew it was a possible action that could take palce and did nothing to prevent it.

November 12, 2008
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I've done everything I could to help get Barack Obama  elected. Now I need your help to re-open and bring exposure to the cover-up surrounding my father's death... As he was the Barack Obama of his day


Please take a look at the two links below the article that you're about to see... Should read bias suit made grimmer by homicided...



December 1, 2008
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December 8, 2008
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Campbell Brown Is A Republican and a white supremeist. I dont understand how inn the world she can stay on CNN. She needs to be fired

December 21, 2008
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Go to my stories and comment and rate them please.


I would love to see all the other states do the same.  Ohio is the first state to have a bill passed to put emergency contact with our drivers license so if there is ever an accident law enforcement will no who to notify more quickly.  Please it is so very important for all moms and dads and others.  Wish it had already been in place when my son had his accident. 


Thank you so much and Merry Christms to all

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