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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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Author E.B. White On 'The Meaning Of Democracy'

In his victory speech Tuesday night, President Obama said that democracy in a nation of 300 million can be "noisy and messy and complicated." That sentence reminded Melissa Block of an anonymous editorial published in The New Yorker in 1943, written by E.B. White. Included in White's take on the subject: "Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time."
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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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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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