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The Fiscal Cliff









Posted on Nov 11, 2012 ENLARGE


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Dreams Come True









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GOP Constituency









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Krugman on the ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Pat Robertson on Women and Porn, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a CEO who claims he fired employees because of Obama’s victory, and Ted Nugent, who has a meltdown over the election on Twitter.

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Small Change









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Todd Akin Loses









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Life Sucks









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AP/Matt Rourke

Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama’s Second Term Is Our Responsibility

Election night was a heck of a party, but morning in America already feels too much like a hangover.

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Watch: Obama’s Emotional Speech to ‘Remarkable’ Campaign Staff

The president choked up speaking to his campaign team, reminiscing about his work as a community organizer and saying, “Whatever good we do over the next four years will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years and years to come.”

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


The Election—In a Word

Mike Allen, for those who don’t know, is Washington’s insiders’ insider.

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Rove the Biggest Loser, Maddow Slams GOP Fantasy World, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the unofficial winner of the state of Florida and the question being asked about Diane Sawyer after election night.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 READ MORE


Sold Out









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White House/Pete Souza

When Obama Won, So Did America’s Future

What Barack Obama tried to tell America in the hour of his remarkable victory is that the nation’s future won on Election Day.

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America’s Increasingly Diverse Electorate Is Heard

Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama’s re-election victory was its social and class character. The president was re-elected by a majority of American minorities.

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The White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Victory Should Settle a Bitter Argument

Obama’s re-election was at once a deeply personal triumph and a victory for the younger, highly diverse and broadly progressive America that rallied to him. It was a result that ought to settle the bitter argument that ground the nation’s government to a near-standstill.

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Election Is Finally Over









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The Final Flip-Flop









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Obama Wins









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Seal of the President of…









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White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Message to Supporters

This is what the president had to say to the millions of volunteers who helped propel him to victory in an extraordinarily close election.

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Election Day Duty









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Choice 2012









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Election Night









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Presidential Election 2012









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Still Undecided Voter









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Election Day 2012









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Election Day









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The Best Candidate









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U.S. Election









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White House/Pete Souza

Forward!

I suspect that when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



Office of the Speaker/Bryant Avondoglio

Elections Are Shrinking

The voters in Ohio’s 8th District had better be happy with Republican Rep. John Boehner. They have no choice.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



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We the People, and the New American Civil War

The vitriol of the 2012 election is worse than the previous elections. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE


The Three Biggest Democratic Takeaways From Election 2012

It’s not too early to draw some lessons. Regardless of what happens Tuesday, Democrats should have three big takeaways from the 2012 election.

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Swing State Twister









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Romney Flip-Floppulence









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AP/Jack Dempsey

Vote for the B-

I have been a harsh critic of the president, but a vote for Barack Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer.

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Illustration by Mr. Fish

The S&M Election

I learned at the age of 10, when I was shipped off to a New England boarding school where the hazing of younger boys was the principal form of recreation, that those who hunger for power are psychopathic bastards.

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AP/Douglas C. Pizac

What About the Most of Us?

In a campaign dominated in the final months by the efforts of President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney to win a minority of states, the left and its agenda have been ignored. So have its candidates.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

The Gilded Age vs. the 21st Century

The 2012 campaign began on Aug. 2, 2011, when President Obama signed the deal ending the debt-ceiling fiasco. At that moment, the president relinquished his last illusions that the current, radical version of the Republican Party could be dealt with as a governing partner. From then on, Obama was determined to fight—and to win.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 READ MORE



Where Women Can Have It All

While Mitt Romney tries to make us believe socialism is evil, working mothers in France are evidence to the contrary; several stories about employers insisting their employees vote for Romney have come to light; meanwhile, activists in Guatemala are peacefully protesting mining in San José del Golfo in spite of violence against them. These discoveries and more.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 READ MORE


Elections and Economy









Posted on Nov 4, 2012 ENLARGE


Marathon to Washington









Posted on Nov 4, 2012 ENLARGE


Votes









Posted on Nov 4, 2012 ENLARGE


Talking About Sandy









Posted on Nov 3, 2012 ENLARGE


Hurricane Mitt









Posted on Nov 3, 2012 ENLARGE


Romney Relief









Posted on Nov 2, 2012 ENLARGE



Williams Takes on Limbaugh, Biden Goes on Letterman, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Nate Silver’s case for why President Obama is the favorite in next week’s election, Richard Mourdock’s drop in the latest Indiana Senate poll and Dick Morris’ election prediction backtrack.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE



Obama for America/Scout Tufankjian

Even in Writing, Obama and Romney Ignore Climate Change

Even in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney discussed the pressing issue of climate change in a pair of CNN op-eds the presidential candidates wrote, making one of their final pleas to voters before next week’s election.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE


How Do You Vote for Compromise?

Here’s where we have arrived as a country: We are so polarized that even compromise has become a partisan issue.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE


A Republican’s Rare Chance to Be a Real Leader

New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie is a potentially more important political figure than anyone running for the White House.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE


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