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National Journal: Election Night Leaves Virginia Dems Down, But Not Out

Virginia elections shake up the state legislature, carving a rough road for Democrats in 2012, and Washington State voters approved privatized liquor sales.


Cain Accuser Says She Didn't Want Controversy

Karen Kraushaar hoped details of her harassment claim would stay secret. She didn't want controversy. Meanwhile, the AP has details of a complaint she filed against another employer. And a Cain aide falsely claimed Kraushaar's son works for Politico.

2011 Election Results: Mixed Messages

As news outlets try to figure out what Tuesday's election results tell us about what voters are thinking, they're reaching various conclusions.
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GOP Celebrates Wins In Virginia Senate

It came down to the wire for some Virginia Republicans on Election Day, but the GOP declared victory in the State Senate before the night was through.


Political Math: Social Security Cuts Don't Add Up

Lowering payments to Social Security recipients would help slash budget deficits and even reduce wealth inequality. But there's little support among Democrats or Republicans, the young or the old for cutting the safety net.
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Democrats Lose Key Races In Virginia

Virginia's Democrats are likely to have a tougher time pushing their agenda in Richmond after some key state senate races appear to have gone to Republicans.


Mississippi Voters Reject 'Personhood' Measure

Voters in Mississippi have rejected an amendment that would have made it the first state to declare as part of its constitution that life begins at fertilization. As recently as a few weeks ago, the so-called personhood amendment was considered almost certain to pass.

Ohio Voters Repeal Collective Bargaining Law

Voters in Ohio have defeated a new law that limits the collective bargaining rights of unionized public workers. Since the law hadn't taken effect yet, current union rules will remain in place. Ohio voters hope their outcome will send a message to other states considering similar laws.