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Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.» 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

Impersonating The President: From Will Rogers To Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’

Impersonating The President: From Will Rogers To Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’

Elizabeth Blair finds that presidential impersonations came and went and then came back again, but it’s not always easy to find just the right angle on a sitting president — or a challenger.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘Des Moines Register’ Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn’t endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. “The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short,” the Register writes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Campaign Invokes ’537′ To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 “the number of votes that changed the course of American history.”» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?

Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?

The answer dates back to the 19th century and involves buggies, the Sabbath and farming.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney

Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney

Other takeaways from the debate that was ostensibly about foreign policy: domestic issues; Obama on the attack; a strong but calm Romney; and an appeal to the base.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

One More Time: Here’s Where To Get Debate ‘Fact Checks’

While President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are debating tonight in Boca Raton, Fla., the fact checkers at news outlets and independent organizations will again be busy. Here’s where to read the analyses.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Both Obama, Romney On Track To Spend $1 Billion By Election Day

President Obama and the Democratic Party’s grand total is just north of $900 million dollars for the current cycle, while Mitt Romney and the Republicans topped $800 million.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama, Romney Trade Jokes; Critics Aim At Obama’s ‘Optimal’ Comment

Obama, Romney Trade Jokes; Critics Aim At Obama’s ‘Optimal’ Comment

The presidential contenders fired one-liners, not attacks, at a charity dinner. And the president made an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us