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The Land of Milk and Honey Once More

The big news from the last election is that California, home to 12 percent of Americans and the world’s eighth-largest economy, is a model of rational political thought.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those one-percent Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited “47 percent” argument that was so ruinous in its original form.

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It’s a Brave New (Political) World

Any way you slice and dice the data, they point toward inevitable political change over the next couple of decades.

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The GOP’s Listening Problem

I know it’s early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week’s election.

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‘Pro-Life’ Lawmaker Supported Ex-Wife’s Abortions, New Karl Rove Election Theories, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest conspiracy theory involving President Obama and a BP oil settlement.

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Romney Blames Election Loss on Moochers

The election 2012 loser is proving that the gaffes didn’t end with his presidential campaign.

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Dick Morris Admits to Being Partisan Hack, Bobby Jindal Calls GOP ‘Stupid Party,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s election loss blame, Nancy Pelosi’s future in the House and a Republican lawmaker’s unusual pay request.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE


‘SNL’ Spoofs Romney Election Loss

The presidential election can officially be put to rest now that “Saturday Night Live” has had the chance to weigh in.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Once Again—Death of the Liberal Class

The presidential election exposed the liberal class as a corpse. It fights for nothing. It stands for nothing.

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama Shouldn’t Back Down

It is said after every election that the victors should put politics aside and work for the good of the country. If President Obama believed this pious nonsense, he would put his second term in jeopardy.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

The Top 10 Hits of Election 2012

This playlist sums up the winners and losers from the biggest political bash in the last four years.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE



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The Angry White Attitude Toward Minorities

A “toxic mix of rage and delusion, and its concomitant sense of oppression, have become the defining political features of much of white America today,” writes Harper’s Magazine columnist Kevin Baker, on observing the conservative reaction to the re-election of President Barack Obama this week.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Christie Calls Obama After Election, Sends Romney an Email

Republicans will probably say this is yet another instance of the New Jersey governor cozying up to the president and dissing the White House loser.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

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Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


A New America Speaks

So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely “American” were going to “take back” the country, as if it had somehow been stolen.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


The Election—In a Word

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

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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


Obama Rides the Bailout to Victory

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Obama’s Win

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GOP Raincloud

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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.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



Florida’s Slow Election Results, Williams’ Feud With Trump, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some winners and losers from Tuesday’s election and Jon Stewart weighs in on the Missouri Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


Karl on Earth

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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.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



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A Bad Night for the GOP’s Bagman

Karl Rove broke ranks with the number crunchers at Fox News on Tuesday night when he refused to believe that Mitt Romney had lost Ohio. “Maybe we got you a slow computer,” Fox’s Bret Baier feebly offered, in a series of awkward exchanges that exposed fractures in the conservative political alliance.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


Election Night Recap

“Democracy Now!” serves up a concise, 10-minute roundup of key election and ballot measure results from Tuesday night. Obama’s winning a second term, Elizabeth Warren’s election to the Senate, marriage equality in four states, the legalization of pot for recreational use in two, and the overcoming of efforts to suppress swing-state voters were among the major victories for liberals.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


Election Is Finally Over

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The Final Flip-Flop

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Obama Wins

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Nate Silver the Real Winner of Election 2012

Silver correctly predicted the results of Tuesday night’s election, as opposed to Dick Morris who was utterly wrong in predicting Mitt Romney would win in a “landslide.”

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Charles Dharapak

How Could the Republicans Have Been So Stupid?

Record numbers of Latino voters almost certainly gave Obama Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania and, thus, the presidency.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


Don’t Let Barack Obama Break Your Heart

When Barack Obama was first elected to the White House in 2008, Tom Engelhardt penned a piercing essay warning American liberals against believing the president-elect was the change he claimed to be.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

Ohio Puts Obama Over the Top

Barack Obama will serve a second term in office, winning the desperately contested battleground state of Ohio, with Florida still too close to call as of this posting.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Most White People Vote for Romney, CNN Exit Polls Find

According to CNN’s interviews, 59 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney to be their next president. Obama won 93 percent of the African-American vote, along with large majorities of Latino and Asian voters, according to CNN.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Nate Silver’s Final Prediction

The FiveThirtyEight blogger accurately predicted the results of 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 presidential election. Here is his last forecast for the 2012 presidential race.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE


The Great Suppression

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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



BriannaCK (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Romney and the Dogs of War

The consensus among pundits is that foreign policy doesn’t matter in this election. But the consensus is wrong. Romney claims that he would be far tougher on Iran than the president by threatening “a credible military option.” And it’s no hollow threat.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE



Top Campaign Moments; Axelrod Slams ‘Delusional’ Dick Morris, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including presidential endorsements by a former veep nominee and a “Simpsons” character, plus a bookmaker pays out on the White House race before Election Day.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE


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