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Bryant Wins In Mississippi

Updated at 10:24 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant was elected governor of Mississippi Tuesday, succeeding term-limited Republican Gov. Haley Barbour in a state once controlled by Democrats. With 43 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race with the Republican leading Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree 59 percent to 41 percent.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Into the Limelight: The Women Who've Made Sexual Harassment Charges Against Cain

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Public Split on Parties’ Super Committee Ideas

With the super committee scheduled to report its findings to Congress in just two weeks, a new survey finds that slightly more Americans favor a Democratic proposal to pare the deficit with cuts and revenue increases on the wealthy rather than a cuts-only approach.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Clinton Pushes Treatment as Solution to AIDS

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday proposed a new direction for fighting AIDS globally, saying treating the deadly virus can also prevent its spread.

In a speech at the National Institutes of Health, Clinton proposed the most expensive, high-tech approach to fighting the pandemic, along with other tried-and-true methods such as encouraging the use of condoms, according to Reuters.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Public Split on Parties’ Super Committee Ideas

With the super committee scheduled to report its findings to Congress in just two weeks, a new survey finds that slightly more Americans favor a Democratic proposal to pare the deficit with cuts and revenue increases on the wealthy rather than a cuts-only approach.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40pm

Republicans See 2012 Sweep

For conservative commentators concerned that this crop of Republican presidential candidates won’t spur a conservative revolution, think again. The likely Republican nominee—Mitt Romney—might not be in the mold of Ronald Reagan, but 2012 is shaping up to be a year when the GOP is positioned to enact a conservative counteroffensive.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

AP: Ohio Voters Reject Curb on Collective Bargaining Rights

Ohio voters have repealed Senate Bill 5, a controversial measure signed by freshman Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year that curbs collective bargaining rights for public employees. With 19 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Issue 2 -- the ballot referendum to decide the future of SB 5 - rejected, with 63 percent voting no and just 37 percent voting yes. The outcome is major a victory for organized labor and Democratic activists.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Ohio Voters Repeal SB 5

Updated at 10:11 p.m.

Ohio voters have repealed Senate Bill 5, a controversial measure signed by freshman Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year that curbs collective bargaining for public employees. With 19 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Issue 2 -- the ballot referendum to decide the future of SB 5 -- rejected with 63 percent voting no and just 37 percent voting yes. The outcome is major a victory for organized labor and Democratic activists.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Report: Patty Murray's State Staff Holds Retreat at Lobbying Firm

The state staff of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is holding a two-day staff retreat at the offices of Strategies 360, a prominent Seattle lobbying firm, The Seattle Times reports.

Murray is the cochair of the deficit reduction super committee, which is charged with finding billions of dollars in cuts from the federal budget.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Election Night Roundup

In addition to the the governor's races, we're also watching other noteworthy developments across the country on this Election Night. We'll be using this space to provide updates on the important ballot referenda, down-ballot contests and recall/special elections throughout the evening.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm