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5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

"No campaign is perfect," Mitt Romney said on Election Day. "Like any campaign, people can point to mistakes." And so here we are, as the election dust settles, asking seasoned political observers to do just that — point out a handful of foul-ups, fallacies and false steps in Romney's run.
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Tim Kaine Hopes To Find A Spirit Of Collaboration In Senate

U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine is hoping to evoke a spirit "true to the origin of the Senate" to get things done tackle some of the major challenges facing Congress, he said Wednesday.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama is elected for another term. The U.S. House stays Republican and the Senate gains two Democratic seats. And the focus turns to avoiding the fiscal cliff. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the week’s top national stories, what happened and why.

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Election Over, Inaugural Planning Ramps Up

Now that the campaigning has concluded, Washington is gearing up for the inauguration — an event that takes nearly three years of planning.

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As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Gap On Tax Policy Remains

Both congressional leaders held press conferences the day after Election Day pledging to work together to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff" — but their statements showed there is still quite a way to go to reach agreement.

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Delaney Cites Wins Throughout District To Counter Redistricting Criticism

Despite Maryland's controversial 6th redistricting, the newly elected Democratic John Delaney says he feels he represents the entire region.

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Three More Stories That Help Explain Why Obama Won

The president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.
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Can Congress Solve Upcoming Economic Challenges?

House Speaker John Boehner says he's ready to work with President Obama on a looming fiscal problem. The House has just weeks to negotiate over the scheduled higher tax rates and spending cuts called the "fiscal cliff." Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a member of the House Republican leadership.
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Calif. Affirms Death Penalty, Amends 'Three Strikes'

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the death penalty in the state. But they did pass a proposition that weakens the state's three-strikes law, which served as a model for other states around the nation.

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