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Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay Rights

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay RightsCongresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact that her sexual orientation wasn't part of the campaign is the real signal of change.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With Hispanics

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With HispanicsThe election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breech With Hispanics

The election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» 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

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

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

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign"No campaign is perfect," Mitt Romney said on Election Day. "Like any campaign, people can point to mistakes." And so here we are, as the election dust settles, asking seasoned political observers to do just that — point out a handful of foul-ups, fallacies and false steps in Romney's run.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Three More Stories That Help Explain Why Obama Won

Three More Stories That Help Explain Why Obama WonThe president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have BeenMitt Romney's White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» 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