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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More
Representative Mike Chenault will return for his third term as House Speaker when the 2013 Alaska Legislature convenes in January.
House Republicans organized Thursday, two … more
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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More
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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More
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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More
"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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More
"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."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead More