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How Gerrymandering Stacked the House With Republicans

In the 2012 elections, it appears that Democrats won the popular vote for House seats by a narrow margin, 49 percent to 48.2 percent, according to The Washington Post. So how did Republicans expand their margin to win the “second-biggest House majority in 60 years and their third-biggest since the Great Depression”?

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What Piñata?

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Chicken Psychiatrist

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Self-Reflection

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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.

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Conservative Kristol: ‘It Won’t Kill the Country if We Raise Taxes’

The Weekly Standard editor is breaking with the Republican Party on the issue of taxes, telling “Fox News Sunday” that the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword” defending against a tax increase for millionaires.

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Allen West Loses, Grover Norquist on Obama’s ‘Poopy Head’ Strategy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a possible surprise pick to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and a conversation David Petraeus’ mistress had about him during a January appearance on “The Daily Show.” 

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GOP Blame Finding

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Butting Heads Over the Fiscal Cliff

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Not Me

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Alexis Gravel (CC-BY-ND)

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.

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GOP Hispanic Outreach

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Trickle Down Economics

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GOP Constituency

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The Next Game of Economic Chicken: Taxing the Rich

The game of chicken isn’t about how much or when we cut the budget deficit. Or even whether the upcoming “fiscal cliff” poses a danger to the economy.

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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.

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Bob Jagendorf (CC-BY)

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.

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Small Change

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Todd Akin Loses

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Life Sucks

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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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Trump Dump

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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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Greetings From the Republican Party

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Election Is Finally Over

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The Final Flip-Flop

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Seal of the President of…

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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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Office of the Speaker/Bryant Avondoglio

As House Results Come In, Republicans Maintain Tight Grip

As of 10:40 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Republicans have retained control of the House of Representatives, winning 144 seats to the Democrats’ 87, CNN reports.

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Huckabee Slams ‘Pathetic’ Effort by GOP to Reach Out to Minority Voters

Huckabee ripped the Republican Party for its efforts to reach out to voters of color during an election night appearance on Fox News.

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Rape Comment Sinks Indiana GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock

Mourdock, whose candidacy lost traction after he said pregnancy resulting from rape was “something God intended to happen,” has lost his bid for the U.S. Senate to Democrat Joe Donnelly.

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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.

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Wipeout

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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.

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Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY)

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


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