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'Midwest Firewall' Helps Secure Obama Victory

We report on the morning after the election in Ohio, a pivotal swing state in the presidential election.
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GOP Must Regroup, Redefine Itself After Election

Melissa Block talks to Mara Liasson for an overview of what Tuesday's election means.
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Maine, Maryland Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The number of states where gay marriage is legal will grow by at least two. On Tuesday, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular referendum. It brings the number of states where such unions are allowed to eight. In the state of Washington, the vote on a similar measure is still too close to call. In Minnesota, voters turned down an amendment to the state constitution that would have banned gay marriage.
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Can Dumping Iron Into The Sea Fight Climate Change?

Climate and ocean scientists are questioning a "rogue" experiment off the Canadian coast. A native village dumped hundreds of tons of iron into the water to cause a bloom of plankton, which would then capture greenhouse gases.
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Black Voters Still Enthusiastic About Obama

What role did race plan in the 2012 election? We talk with pundits and voters to see whether they believe race affected the outcome of the presidential campaign.
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All Eyes On Angus King To Pick Caucus Party

Robert Siegel talks to Senator-elect Angus King of Maine. King, an independent, won the seat Tuesday night that's being vacated by Olympia Snowe, a Republican. King says he'll decide "later next week" which party he'll align himself with, a much-anticipated determination that will help define the balance of power in the Senate.
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Statistician Nate Silver Scores Big On Election Night

We profile the year's "it" prognosticator, Nate Silver, the baseball guru turned electoral college whiz.
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Immigration Reform High On Democrats' To-Do List

President Obama says he wants to take on immigration reform in a second term. Some Republicans say the GOP must drop its opposition to broaden its base, but it's not clear Republicans in Congress will agree.
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'Gang Of Eight' Trying To Steer Clear Of Fiscal Cliff

Melissa Block talks with Senator Mark Warner of Virginia about the looming so-called "fiscal cliff" and what steps might be taken now that the election is over.

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