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Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama’s Gender Gap No. 1: Gallup

President Barack Obama’s re-election benefited from the largest gender gap  in the Gallup Poll’s 60 years of measuring the vote among men and women. Obama won among women by 12 points, by 56-44 percent, and lost to Republican nominee Mitt...

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Mitt Romney speaks to media about debate prep and the DNC Convention at Lui Lui Wood-fired Italian Restaurant & Bar in West Lebanon, Vermont, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Mitt Romney speaks to media about debate prep and the DNC Convention at Lui Lui Wood-fired Italian Restaurant & Bar in West Lebanon, Vermont, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Ike’s Best State: Mitt’s Second-Worst

Trivia question: In which state did Dwight D. Eisenhower win his largest share of the vote in 1952? The answer may surprise you: Vermont. Eisenhower took more than 71 percent of the vote in Vermont at a time when Yankee...

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bush: Great-Grandson Also Rises

Add one to the political lineage of the Bush family that started in Connecticut with the senator named Prescott: A great-grandson lining up to run for statewide office in Texas. George Prescott Bush, 36, grandson of President George H.W. Bush,...

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President Barack Obama said he invited Congressional Republican leaders to come to the White House to discuss ways of the avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

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President Barack Obama said he invited Congressional Republican leaders to come to the White House to discuss ways of the avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

Obama: Cliff Talks Start Next Week — No `Drama,’ at the White House

Let the talks begin. President Barack Obama has invited the chief Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House next week to begin talks on a plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. “The American people voted for...

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Poll, like Ohio, Getting it Right

There’s been a lot of talk about wrong polls this year, because there have been a lot of them. One that’s come out right again is The Ohio Poll. The University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Poll projected President Barack Obama’s re-election...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during his on camera press briefing to address the fiscal cliff on Nov. 9, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during his on camera press briefing to address the fiscal cliff on Nov. 9, 2012.

Boehner Seeks `Common Ground’ — Yet Won’t Be Boxed In

House Speaker John Boehner, pointing to a CBO report that the “most harmful” aspect of the so-called fiscal cliff is increasing tax rates,  says that’s why a “responsible path forward” includes entitlement and tax reform, “with lower rates.” “I’m proposing...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Legacy-Conscious Obama Sure to Act on Deficit: Silicon Valley’s Musk

Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who splits his time between running the electric car-making Tesla Motors Inc. and rocket-making Space Exploration Technologies Corp., sees “good economic times ahead” for the U.S. His Tesla, which received $465 million in federal...

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In this image taken from video is a TV ad by the Obama For America campaign in which President Barack Obama speaks to voters in Spanish. The ad titled "Buen Ejemplo," or "A Good Example" went on air in the U.S. on Oct. 9, 2012.

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In this image taken from video is a TV ad by the Obama For America campaign in which President Barack Obama speaks to voters in Spanish. The ad titled "Buen Ejemplo," or "A Good Example" went on air in the U.S. on Oct. 9, 2012.

Final 2012 Ad Count: 1.2 Million

President Barack Obama’s re-election committee was responsible for more than four of every 10 of the 1.2 million presidential campaign ads for the general election, twice as many as those aired by Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a final count of...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Valley Appliance employees deliver a Maytag Corp. electric stove to a customer in Princeton, Illinois.

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Valley Appliance employees deliver a Maytag Corp. electric stove to a customer in Princeton, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -34.4

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Nov. 4, the highest rating of the economy in more than four years. The index, produced for Bloomberg by Langer Research Associates, asks people to rate the national economy, the buying climate...

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