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What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.The state has a history of electing women. This year's "first" follows a pattern, which the elected female politicians say speaks to New Hampshire's "ability to make decisions regardless of gender."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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

Obama’s Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He WonMany 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.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012Election 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.us

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

What Clinched It For Obama? Two-Way Readers Have Many AnswersThe 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.us

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just FineElection 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.us

‘Drunk Nate Silver’ Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver’s Big Score

‘Drunk Nate Silver’ Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver’s Big Score"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.us

VIDEO: Obama Tears Up As He Thanks Campaign Staff

"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.us

What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About ElectionsPolitical 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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama’s Second-Term Cabinet

Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama’s Second-Term CabinetA number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A ‘Disaster’

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A ‘Disaster’"Our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls," says Albert Mohler of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He says evangelicals now need to approach politics in a fundamentally different way.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us