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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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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.

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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.

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Obama Rides the Bailout to Victory

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Obama’s Win

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GOP Raincloud

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David Drexler (CC-BY)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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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



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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.

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Watch: An Angry Romney Defends Mormon Religion

An old video in which an upset Mitt Romney discusses his faith after a conservative Iowa radio talk show host quizzes him about it is making the Internet rounds a day before the election.

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Paul Ryan: Obama Victory a Threat to Religious Freedom

The Republican vice presidential nominee warns that “Judeo-Christian” values are at risk if President Obama wins the election on Tuesday.

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AP/Alan Diaz

Early Voting in Florida Becomes a Nightmare

Extra long lines, people getting turned away from the polls and having their cars towed—these were just a few of the problems voters in Florida faced as they tried to take advantage of early voting in the Sunshine State.

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Swing State Twister

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Romney Flip-Floppulence

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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.

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Talking About Sandy

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Hurricane Mitt

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Murdoch Admonishes Christie in a Tweet

If Mitt Romney loses Tuesday’s election—a very real possibility given that Nate Silver’s latest forecast gives President Obama an 83.7 percent shot at winning—we now know who to blame it on: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Relief

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