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Obama, McConnell Look For Common Ground

President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.
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Presidents Claim Partial Responsibility For Midterm Drubbings

On Wednesday, President Obama addressed the nation regarding his party's defeat on Election Day. Obama isn't the first president to acknowledge he shares in responsibility for the loss.
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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.
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Chevron Spends Big, And Loses Big, In A City Council Race

Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.
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Still No Concession In Virginia's Hotly Contested Senate Race

Sen. Mark Warner has declared victory in Tuesday night's election in Virginia, but Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has yet to concede in the close senate race.
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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.
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What Does Larry Hogan's Election Mean For The Purple Line?

The Republican businessman who won Tuesday's Maryland gubernatorial election might not squash the transit project as many assume.
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D.C. Could Be Overpaying By $25 Million On Soccer Stadium Deal, Analysis Says

Advocates of a proposal to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United say it will have major benefits for the city, but a new analysis shows the city may be overpaying in the land-swap deal that would make it happen.
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Sen. John Thune: Majority Gives GOP A Chance To Take On Obamacare

Melissa Block talks with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota about his party's plan now that they've won the Senate.
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Sen. Joe Manchin: In Midterms, 'We Lost The Middle ... The Moderates'

Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the election results in his state.

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