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Republicans On Path To Retaining Control Of The House

After three successive "wave" elections in the House, it looks like there will be little net change in 2012. And that means the Republicans are favored to retain the majority they won two years ago.

Impersonating The President: From Will Rogers To Obama's 'Anger Translator'

Elizabeth Blair finds that presidential impersonations came and went and then came back again, but it's not always easy to find just the right angle on a sitting president — or a challenger.

After Election, Winner Will Face Economic Hurdles

Although the situation has improved since four years ago, the man in the Oval Office next year will still have to deal with a sluggish U.S. economy as well as confronting some urgent policy decisions.

Hurricane Sandy And The Week In Politics

Steve Inskeep speaks with Morning Edition regular contributor Cokie Roberts about the week in politics.

The 'Truths' Of Politics Not Quite So True

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin reports on the "rules" of presidential elections, which pundits often cite, and which are broken every election year.

'Des Moines Register' Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.

Bust To Boom: Why Housing Matters, Economically

The presidential candidates won't let up on their economic talk, but job creation has stolen housing's thunder. Energizing the housing market could drive economic recovery, but a number of economic and political potholes lie ahead.