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After Romney's Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

Mitt Romney's White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.
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Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.
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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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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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Tell Us: Why Did Obama Win?

There are a number of possible reasons. Did the president run a better campaign? Is the economy really on the mend? Or is it as simple as him being more likable?
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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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Does Second Term Give Obama Foreign 'Flexibility'?

Host Michel Martin takes a look at how the rest of the world is reacting to the news of President Barack Obama's re-election. She speaks with Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International.
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Obama Needs To Work On 'Tax Fairness'

Although exit polls showed a majority think the country is on the wrong track, voters still gave President Obama a second chance and four more years to govern. For a look at what to expect in a second term, Renee Montagne talks to Neera Tanden, who runs the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.

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