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Controversial Members Of Congress Come And Go

Members of the House known for notorious or offensive comments have lost their seats in Tuesday's elections. On the other hand, some are coming back.
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How Obama Took The Battleground States

The president captured nearly all of the swing states, many of which had been seen as tossups days before Election Day. How did he do it? Political observers say it came down to three major factors.
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Shake A Leg Or Throw A Fist? Which Will It Be On Capitol Hill?

With the election behind them, Congressional leaders are now facing automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that economists fear could plunge the economy back into recession. Can they work together to avert disaster?
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America's Big Backyard Pot Business

Using a pseudonym, photographer "H. Lee" draws back the curtains around marijuana production in Northern California.
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5 Truisms About the 2012 Election ... That Weren't True

A gloomy economy dooms the incumbent? Undecideds break toward the challenger? The tallest guy always wins? Not this time.
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Former Speechwriters On Message

Host Michel Martin has been checking in with two former speechwriters throughout the election season to sort through the rhetoric, and find out what messages struck a chord with voters. She reviews campaign messaging, and Tuesday night's victory and concession speeches with former presidential speechwriters Mary Kate Cary and Paul Orzulak.
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Did Obama Win Or Did Romney Lose?

Host Michel Martin gets a breakdown of the election night news with former Obama White House advisor Corey Ealons, and Republican strategist Ron Christie. They discuss what's next for the GOP, and how President Obama cobbled together his victory.
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Stocks Fall On 'Fiscal Cliff' Fears

Concerned that the White House and Congress won't be able to agree on how to avoid deep spending cuts and tax increases, many investors sold stocks.
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Russia's Putin Welcomes Obama's Re-Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent word welcoming President Obama's re-election. But the Russian government and state-run media sought to discredit the American electoral process.

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