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FROM THE BLOGS:

New York GOPer who backed gay marriage loses seat

According to Jillian Rayfield at Salon, state Sen. Roy McDonald (R-NY.) lost his Senate race after casting a decisive ballot in favor of the state’s gay marriage law.

The sorry truth about military drones

President Obama’s use of drones is more of an assault on civil liberties then former President George W. Bush’s eavesdropping was, argues Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution.

Cherokee Nation chief condemns Scott Brown staff for ‘downright racist’ actions
The chief of the Cherokee Nation is demnding an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) after his staff taunted his congressional opponent, Elizabeth Warren, with Indian "war whoops," explains Joan McCarter on Daily Kos.

French Socialist President Hollande: 'I should endorse Mitt Romney'
French President and Socialist Party member François Hollande backhandedly endorses President Obama's reelection campaign, writes Erika Johnsen on Hot Air.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

GOP chairmen 'disturbed' by Libya story, demand new briefing
Eight GOP chairmen demand a new briefing on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi after accusing the White House of having a “pre-9/11 mindset,” writes The Hill’s Jeremy Herb.

Conservatives rally to Akin as deadline to exit Senate race passes
In an attempt to obtain a GOP Senate majority, prominent conservatives back Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) Senate bid, explain Alexandra Jaffe and Daniel Strauss of The Hill.