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The Politics Hour

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and D.C. Council member-elect Davis Grosso (I- At-Large) join us in the studio.

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What Did The Billions The Campaigns Spent Buy?

Combined spending in the 2012 federal election cycle could top a record six billion dollars, according to a recent estimate. Guests also discuss how newly drawn districts altered the dynamics of several congressional races across the country, particularly in California.
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Once Again, Florida's Voting Doesn't Add Up

The election problems in Florida that kept the nation waiting more than a month for the outcome of the presidential race back in 2000 have largely been resolved. But the state has come up with a whole new set of difficulties that led to long lines and another slow count.
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Can Bipartisanship Save Us From The Fiscal Cliff?

The election is over and the deadline for the so-called "fiscal cliff" is drawing closer. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about how the two relate, and what it could mean for America's economic future.
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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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