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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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After Disappointing 2012, What's Next For Tea Party?

Tuesday night was a mixed bag for the Tea Party. Their candidate Ted Cruz became the first Hispanic elected to the U.S. Senate from Texas, and they defended a number of seats in the House. But, they also lost some high profile races: Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Joe Walsh in Illinois. Melissa Block talks with Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a conservative group that supports the Tea Party, about its future.
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After Election, Congress As Divided As Ever

President Obama was the headliner Tuesday night, but most members of Congress also faced elections. Democrats retained control of the Senate while Republicans held on to control of the House. Now both sides of the divided Congress face significant challenges addressing the nation's fiscal problems.
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Women And Latinos Propelled Obama To Victory

Key demographic groups, particularly women and Latino voters, gave President Obama the lead in toss-up states such as Ohio and Virginia, and carried him to re-election over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The result confirmed much of the polling predictions from the past few months.
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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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