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?
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.
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.
It was not an ordinary Election Day in Belmar, N.J., one of the beach towns that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Some of the regular polling places were flooded, and town officials had to come up with new ways to get voters to the polls.
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