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November 7, 2012
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National Pulse 
  • Does 4 more years equal a mandate?
    President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday, winning re-election with several narrow victories in key battleground states. Pundits were divided on whether the result constituted a mandate for Obama's second-term agenda, but they noted that the win would inescapably lock in first-term achievements such as the health care law and the Dodd-Frank Act. "So while in 2008, his election was a vote for hope, in 2012, his reelection carries a guarantee of change," writes Ezra Klein. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/7) , National Journal (11/7) , The New Republic (free registration) (11/7) , The Washington Post/WonkBlog (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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Reader Polls 
  • Poll results: Who do you think will win the presidential election?
    Mitt Romney  58.66%
    Barack Obama  41.34%
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Agenda Items 
  • Senate victories show voters want action, Democrats say
    Democrats comfortably held the Senate on Tuesday night, with their candidates winning key competitive battles across the country. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the results were a sign that the GOP should stop filibustering and work seriously to pass tax reforms and pull the country back from the edge of another fiscal crisis. "The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now, they are looking to us for solutions," Reid said. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/7) , Las Vegas Sun (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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Data Points 
  • 10 things the map of Obama's victory reveals  
    The election is over. All the votes have been counted (well, almost all of them). It is time to take a look at the electoral map and draw some conclusions about how Barack Obama succeeded in securing a second term in the White House. The political leanings of the U.S. remain divided geographically. The Northeast, Great Lakes and West remain strongly Democratic, while the South and the Plains states continue to vote Republican. Meanwhile, the power of the "Big City Blues" -- Democratic voters concentrated in more populous areas -- was one of the biggest factors that helped Obama win the election. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

The Conversation 
Daily Chuckle 
  • Tracking election night on Twitter
    Memorable election-night tweets included those from a fake Big Bird account and the real Donald Trump repeatedly imploring his followers to rise up and overthrow the government, these articles note. CNN (11/7) , The Week (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."
--Mario Cuomo, former New York governor
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