The three maps you need to see to understand the Scottish independence vote

The three maps you need to see to understand the Scottish independence vote

We will be updating results from the vote for Scottish independence over the course of the night, including maps showing results, turnout, and population.

Update, 12:30 a.m.: Most news outlets have understandably called it for the "no" vote. We'll update the maps with final results in the morning.

Council seat Yes vote No vote Turnout (%) Population
No is winning (+10.3%). 1,627,007 2,001,926
Aberdeen 59,390 84,094 81.7 217,100
Aberdeenshire 71,337 108,606 87.2 245,800
Angus 35,044 45,192 85.8 110,600
Argyll and Bute 26,324 37,143 88.2 89,200
Clackmannanshire 16,350 19,036 88.6 50,600
Dumfries and Galloway 36,614 70,039 87.5 148,200
Dundee 53,620 39,880 78.8 144,300
East Ayrshire 39,762 44,442 84.5 120,200
East Dunbartonshire 30,642 48,314 91 104,600
East Lothian 27,467 44,283 87.6 97,500
East Renfrewshire 24,287 41,690 90.4 89,500
Edinburgh 123,927 194,638 84.4 486,100
Eilean Siar 9,195 10,544 86.2 26,200
Falkirk 50,489 58,030 88.7 153,300
Fife 114,148 139,788 84.1 365,000
Glasgow 194,779 169,347 75 592,800
Highland 78,069 87,739 87 221,600
Inverclyde 27,243 27,329 87.4 79,800
Midlothian 26,370 33,972 86.8 81,100
Moray 27,232 36,935 85.4 87,700
North Ayrshire 47,072 49,016 84.4 135,200
North Lanarkshire 115,783 110,922 84.4 326,400
Orkney Islands 4,883 10,004 83.7 20,100
Perth and Kinross 41,475 62,714 86.9 147,800
Renfrewshire 55,466 62,067 87.3 170,300
Scottish Borders 27,906 55,553 87.4 112,900
Shetland Islands 5,669 9,951 84.4 22,400
South Ayrshire 34,402 47,247 86.1 111,400
South Lanarkshire 109,990 121,800 85.4 311,900
Stirling 25,010 37,153 90.1 89,900
West Dunbartonshire 33,720 28,776 87.9 90,600
West Lothian 53,342 65,682 86.2 172,100

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10 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

10 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

1. As our friends over at Reliable Source shared earlier today, there is now photographic proof that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton were roommates. We can only hope that they will live together again for a reality show tie-in for Gillibrand's new book, "Off the Sidelines." They can even go over to a potluck at Rep. George Miller, Sen.Dick Durbin and Sen. Chuck Schumer's group house. Anthony Weiner and Jon Stewart, or Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones can come too.

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At Politico, we’ll finally learn what ‘Editing While Female’ means

At Politico, we’ll finally learn what ‘Editing While Female’ means

There has always been an open secret about Politico: They've had a woman problem, or maybe even more specifically, they have had the perception of a woman problem. (Full disclosure: I worked at Politico for almost two years from 2008 to 2010).

Often, in polite Beltway conversation where everyone knows everyone, the topic would turn to the lack of diversity, both in terms of race and gender at the Arlington media outlet. And the top editors, in memos and in stories about the operation, would point to women (and a small smattering of minorities) at the upper echelons as proof that Politico was indeed diverse.

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Sorry, Nancy Pelosi. New York is objectively more progressive than California.

Sorry, Nancy Pelosi. New York is objectively more progressive than California.

During a conversation at the Center for American Progress on Thursday, presidential candidate* Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) started debating one of the most contentious issues in contemporary liberal politics: Which is the more progressive state, California or New York?

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Why you should care about the personal lives of politicians

Why you should care about the personal lives of politicians

Matt Bai has a fascinating piece in the New York Times magazine based on this simple but profound idea: Ever since the unmasking of Colorado Sen. Gary Hart as an adulter in 1987, political journalists have become obsessed in extremis with proving the men and women running for president are not-so-good people. (That's a slight oversimplification but not much of one.)

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Rand Paul just delivered a stem-winder against arming Syrian rebels. And many people agree with him.

Rand Paul just delivered a stem-winder against arming Syrian rebels. And many people agree with him.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was just on the Senate floor, speaking at length in opposition to arming the Syrian rebels against the Islamic State -- even as he supports airstrikes against that same foe.

It was pretty apparently a losing battle for Paul, as there won't be a separate vote on the matter. And on its surface, it would appear to be poor politics; after all, the American people are pretty gung-ho about going after the extremists in Syria and Iraq.

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QUIZ: Game of Thrones or campaign ad?


Is this a character from Game of Thrones or Sen. Tom Udall? If you know the answer, you are ready for this quiz. Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

On Wednesday night, news dropped that George R.R. Martin, author of the "Game of Thrones" series, was going to host a fundraiser for his home state senator, Tom Udall (D-N.M.). Martin has talked publicly about politics before; earlier this month he said that we could theoretically wipe out ISIS with our dragons (nuclear weapons) and has written about voting rights on his blog.

Since Tom Udall isn't even close to being a Republican target, this is basically like holding a fundraiser for Daenerys Targaryen, who already owns several dragons and an army.  Regardless, the event offers up a perfect excuse to make a Game of Thrones-related political content. So, we did.

Can you tell whether the below sentences are dialogue from the TV show Game of Thrones, or dialogue from a campaign ad or politician talking on TV?

 If you don't see the quiz below, here's a link.

The biggest difference between liberal and conservative parents

When it comes to child-rearing, American parents are largely on the same page -- regardless of their political beliefs.

Except when it comes to two things: religion and tolerance.

As the below chart from the Pew Research Center shows, conservative parents are much less interested than liberal parents in teaching their children about tolerance, while liberal parents are far less interested in instilling religious faith. No other values tested by Pew come close to those gaps.

But lest you believe our children are all being reared in vastly different ways as the country has become more polarized, a bit of solace: The core values of American parents are largely universal.

Here's Pew's breakdown:

Virtually every sector of the political continuum values responsibility and hard work highly -- though "consistent liberals" are a fair amount less apt to emphasize both -- and being well-mannered and helping others are also top priorities.

So we've got that going for us. Which is nice.

We gave the Alison Lundergan Grimes’ gun ad the “Pop-up Video” treatment

As a kid growing up in the 1990s -- I graduated from high school in 1994 -- I loved VH1's "Pop Up Videos" show. (This Lisa Loeb video is a classic of the genre.) And, ever since I got the chance to cover and comment about politics, I've wanted to bring the "Pop Up Video"-vibe to campaign ads.  Today, I did -- along with my friend and co-conspirator collaborator Alyssa Rosenberg, who writes about the world of entertainment and culture over at Act Four.

We took on Alison Lundergan Grimes' controversial guns ads as our first foray into pop-up world. It's below.

How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Devastating.

That's really the only way to describe Politico's piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

(I hereby nominate her for Worst Week in Washington.) (Editor's note: Three words -- Joseph. Robinette. Biden.)

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