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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

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than DonePresident Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something "we have to fix." One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

How To Cope If Your Candidate Lost

How To Cope If Your Candidate LostYou volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t TrueA gloomy economy dooms the incumbent? Undecideds break toward the challenger? The tallest guy always wins? Not this time.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential BattleAmericans go to the polls today to choose the winner of the long, expensive and bitter race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The outcome is expected to be determined by a handful of battleground states, and perhaps only one.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And PriceyCalifornia's 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California's independent redistricting committee redrew the district's boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012Superstorm Sandy, the October surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-Election Day podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states and have a forecast of control over the House and Senate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s Role

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s RoleFor President Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for disaster relief. Mitt Romney and the GOP put more faith in local government and voluntary efforts.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate Says

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate SaysRepublican Richard Mourdock, who is running for Senate, ignited controversy with his explanation for why he opposes abortion in the case of rape.» 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
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