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Monday, November 12, 2012

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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The Two-Way

Four Days Later, Florida Declares For Obama

A worker prepares boxes of absentee ballots to be scanned at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department on Tuesday.

November 10, 2012 Florida officials said the president had 50 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent. His win of the state's 29 electoral votes gives Obama a total of 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama's Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He Won

President Obama greets the crowd after a Sept. 22 speech in Milwaukee.

November 9, 2012 Many of the minority groups central to President Obama's victory had long supported Democrats. But he's the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

President Obama delivers his re-election victory speech Wednesday morning in Chicago.

November 9, 2012 Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that. But the Electoral College split was another story.

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The Two-Way

What Clinched It For Obama? Two-Way Readers Have Many Answers

The Obamas and Bidens as they celebrated early Wednesday in Chicago.

November 9, 2012 The reasons include a stronger economy and a better-run campaign, readers say. Many also say Republicans just didn't have the right message. And, some argue, the news media favored the president.

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It's All Politics

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves the podium after conceding the presidency in Boston.

November 9, 2012 Election night results fell within the margin of error for many of the best-known national polls, including several that had faced regular criticism during the election season.

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The Two-Way

'Drunk Nate Silver' Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver's Big Score

@drunknatesilver

November 9, 2012 "Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.

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The Two-Way

VIDEO: Obama Tears Up As He Thanks Campaign Staff

President Obama tearing up a bit as he thanks campaign workers.

November 9, 2012 "What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."

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It's All Politics

What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, discusses his 13 keys to a successful election campaign on April 13 in his office in Washington, D.C.

November 9, 2012 Political historian Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface, rather than by superficial events at the surface.

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