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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama Campaign Machine May Be Turned Loose On Fiscal Cliff Climbing Congress

Jim Messina, President Obama's 2012 campaign manager

November 20, 2012 President Obama's campaign operation apparently isn't going to be totally retired just yet. Instead, the Obama team is considering deploying some of its grass-roots elements to push Congress to solve the fiscal cliff problem and help pass the president's agenda.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's All Politics

Do We Really Need A Second Inauguration?

President Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama on the night of his inauguration, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington.

November 17, 2012 Post-election pomp and circumstance seem to be in our national DNA, but there have been some low-key inaugurals, including during the Great Depression and World War II. With a looming fiscal cliff, is this the time for a simple swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21, rather than another megamillion-dollar blowout?

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Friday, November 16, 2012

It's All Politics

Republican Lock On Florida's Cuban-American Vote May Be Over

American and Cuban flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.

November 16, 2012 For those reading tea leaves from the presidential election, here's something else to digest from the swing state of Florida: There are signs that the long relationship between politically active Cuban-Americans and the Republican Party is beginning to fray.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's All Politics

Geography, Not Gerrymandering, May Explain GOP's Hold On House

A man votes on Nov. 6 in Chicago.

November 15, 2012 Some analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.

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It's All Politics

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus rides the Mitt Romney campaign bus days before the presidential election. Despite Romney's loss and other GOP failures, Priebus, who helped the party raise huge sums of money in 2012, may seek a second term.

November 15, 2012 There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama's Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

Democratic party volunteer Matt Lattanzi worked door to door for the Obama campaign while canvassing in a Youngstown, Ohio, apartment building on Oct. 28.

November 14, 2012 The Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.

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It's All Politics

A Week Later, Pollster Says: 'I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid'

Spectators react to Mitt Romney's concession speech early Nov. 7 in Boston. President Obama won virtually every swing state and comfortably won the electoral vote despite some polls projecting a Romney victory.

November 14, 2012 If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's All Politics

Some Early Returns From First Post-Citizens United Election

November 13, 2012 Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Media

Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

November 12, 2012 Some Republicans say Romney's loss is partly the fault of conservative media that kept overstating the candidate's real strength.

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The Two-Way

Abbie Evans, Who Cried About 'Bronco Bamma,' Seems Happy With His Win

Abigael Evans, looking happier after the election.

November 12, 2012 "Yay!" the Colorado 4-year-old says of the president's re-election. That's a big change from her pre-election fatigue at hearing so much (sometimes on NPR) about "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney." See her new video.

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Political Junkie

Who Gets The Blame For The Romney Loss? The Tea Party Has A Theory.

November 12, 2012 The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.

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It's All Politics

With Millions Spent, GOP 'Investors' Saw Little Return Election Night

A supporter of President Barack Obama raises his arms as it is announced that Obama was re-elected during an election night watch party in Chicago.

November 12, 2012 A "return on investment" is a concept better known to Wall Street than to Washington. But after President Obama and the Democrats won most of the close elections last week, there are questions about the seven- and eight-figure "investments" made by dozens of conservative donors.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

All Tech Considered

On Election Day, Romney's Killer Whale 'App' Couldn't Stay Afloat

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters  before giving his concession speech in Boston on Tuesday.

November 10, 2012 Volunteers say the campaign's high-tech get-out-the-vote effort, called Project ORCA, was plagued by logistical problems and a broken app that failed when they needed it most — on Election Day.

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