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G.O.P. Governors meet, amid whispers of 2016

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The polite praise initially showered upon Mitt Romney for having waged a good fight against President Obama has given way to a plea from some Republicans: Please stop talking.

How to run a killer campaign

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Every morning when Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina turned on his computer, he saw a snapshot of the state of the race. Campaign software engineers had built him a dashboard that showed how many doors volunteers had knocked on the night before, how many phone calls they had made, how much money had been raised, and what was moving on Twitter and other social networks. It also included a feed of traditional news feeds.

November 9, 2012

Weekly Show

The roundtable analyzes how President Obama was re-elected and how changing demographics played a key role. Also, we examine the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, we look at the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus after admitting to an affair. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and PBS; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

The Obama Victory – The Good, The Bad and the Potentially Ugly

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Late into the evening on election night, as we were waiting for Mitt Romney to concede and President Obama to accept victory, striking images began dominating our television screens.

One moment we saw the Romney crowd in Boston, some of them leaning on each other as if for support –- most of them white, many of them older, all of them apparently quite depressed.

Then in a flash, we saw the Obama crowd in Chicago, dancing, smiling and –- strikingly –- full of young, often brown faces, all of them quite jubilant.

Romney's last, greatest 'turnaround' falls short

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Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential nomination as a "turnaround man," whose capacity to reinvent companies, and the 2002 Olympics, could be transferred to the nation and its troubled economy.

In victory speech, Obama pledges to heal divide

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President Barack Obama, in a celebratory re-election speech early Wednesday, said he will in his second presidential term strive bridge a partisan divide that has proven difficult to bridge during his first four years in the White House.

Divided U.S. gives Obama more time

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Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as a divided nation voted to give him more time.

Clues could come early in state-by-state battle

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The most expensive presidential race in American history now becomes the biggest show on television, a night with enough uncertainty that it could become a telethon lasting well into morning.

Fight vs. Change

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If you are still undecided and haven’t voted, you don’t have a lot of time to read position papers and rewatch the debates. You certainly don’t have time to read a five-part series on presidential attributes (though you should). On the other hand, you may be undecided because you’ve read everything, and the more you read the more confused you become.

Analysis: A big choice on the government's role

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Suspense over the too-close-to-call presidential race has partly obscured the fact that Americans on Tuesday will choose between two dramatically different visions of government's proper role in our lives. The philosophical gulf between the two nominees is wide, even if the vote totals may be razor-thin.