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Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

``What you guys have done means that the work that I'm doing is important, and I'm really proud of that,'' he said, choked up and wiping back a few tears.

``What you guys have done means that the work that I'm doing is important, and I'm really proud of that,'' he said, choked up and wiping back a few tears.

Obama: `I Had This Vague Inkling’ — Choked Up, Tears, in Remembrance

Talk about pumping up the team: President Barack Obama, who came up as a community organizer in Chicago, addressed some of his re-election campaign’s volunteers and staffers in Chicago following his victory this week — and he saw, in the...

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Spanish language election campaign signs promoting President Barack Obama hang on the windows at Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. The sign reads "We are united. Hispanics for Obama."

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Spanish language election campaign signs promoting President Barack Obama hang on the windows at Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. The sign reads "We are united. Hispanics for Obama."

Obama’s Cuban-American Vote Biggest Cast Yet for a Democrat

President Barack Obama won 48 percent of Florida’s Cuban-American vote, according to a Miami-based survey — the greatest share for any Democratic candidate. Republican Mitt Romney won 52 percent, according to the survey of Hispanic voters in Florida conducted by...

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Snow surrounds the polling precinct in Terra Alta, W.Va., as Peter Hough heads to work after casting his ballot on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Snow surrounds the polling precinct in Terra Alta, W.Va., as Peter Hough heads to work after casting his ballot on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama Shut Out in West Virginia

Here’s something President Barack Obama couldn’t do in victory that even George McGovern and Barry Goldwater mustered in landslide defeats. Win a county in West Virginia. It’s apparently the first time in history that a major-party presidential nominee failed to...

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Democratic Rep. John Barrow hugs a supporter after declaring victory in his race against Republican challenger Lee Anderson at an election-night party on Nov. 6, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.

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Democratic Rep. John Barrow hugs a supporter after declaring victory in his race against Republican challenger Lee Anderson at an election-night party on Nov. 6, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.

2 Faces of U.S. Politics: Deep South, New England House Delegations

Two figures in the wake of Tuesday’s election starkly illustrate the differing political vibe in two of America’s more distinct sections — and, more largely, drive home the divide that helps explain stalemate in Washington. 1 – The number of white Democrats who...

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

Rove Piling-On Continues As He Rings Donors Today

If Election Day was bad for Karl Rove, the days after may be even worse. News organizations, including Bloomberg, have labeled Rove one of the biggest losers of the 2012 elections. He bragged about raising more than $300 million for...

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie look at storm damage along the coast of New Jersey from Marine One, on Oct. 31, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie look at storm damage along the coast of New Jersey from Marine One, on Oct. 31, 2012.

Obama’s Congrats Caller: Christie

Chris Christie, who last year dashed many Republicans’ hopes by turning down pleas to challenge President Barack Obama, says he had one word for Obama during a phone call last night: Congratulations. And Republican Mitt Romney, the man he endorsed  a...

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, arrives on stage to speak at the Republican National Convention.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, arrives on stage to speak at the Republican National Convention.

Rubio Loads the 2016 Starting Gun — `1st of 2016ers’ in Iowa

This didn’t take long.Sen. Marco Rubio, that rising star of the Republican Party from Florida who was considered as a possible running mate for presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is bound for Iowa. The junior senator from Miami will headline a...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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House Speaker John Boehner discussed the looming fiscal cliff and called on President Obama to work with House Republicans.

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House Speaker John Boehner discussed the looming fiscal cliff and called on President Obama to work with House Republicans.

Boehner’s Cliff-Bargaining Stance

Rep. John Boehner, speaker of the House from that state that calls the presidential elections, made it clear this week that he is ready to start doing business with the White House. The speaker says Republicans are “willing to accept...

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President Barack Obama supporter Geraldine Johnson, 80, holds an Obama/Biden campaign sign outside the polling precinct at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa in Fla.

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President Barack Obama supporter Geraldine Johnson, 80, holds an Obama/Biden campaign sign outside the polling precinct at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa in Fla.

Florida: The Long Count Goes On

Updated at 9:50 am and 7 pm EST President Barack Obama holds a wider advantage over Republican Mitt Romney tonight than he did last night. Wider, too, than this morning. In Florida, that is. The voting that ended at 1:30...

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