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Monday Newscast 11/19/12


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Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle ClassThe newly re-elected president indicated that he, not congressional Republicans, reflected more of the popular will, with his call for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of any agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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

Obama’s Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To ComeThe 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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Following the election, some Alaskans join secession bandwagon

Following the election, some Alaskans join secession bandwagonTwo people from Alaska have added their petitions for secession to the growing group of people seeking to withdraw from the U.S.

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal CliffPresident Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory at the ballot box into success in shaping policy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

Some Republicans Say Romney's Loss is Partly the Fault of Conservative Media That Kept Overstating the Candidate's Real Strength» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Four Days Later, Florida Declares For Obama

Four Days Later, Florida Declares For ObamaFlorida 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.» 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