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The death of the moderate Republican

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Republicans just lost eight seats in the House. But if you'd wandered into the House of Representatives last week without reading the election returns, you might have concluded that the GOP won big on Nov. 6.

Senate works on financial cliff options

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As congressional leaders prepare to meet Friday morning at the White House to discuss the looming “fiscal cliff,” much of Washington is focused on the potential for compromise between President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

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.

Obama meets C.E.O.’s as fiscal reckoning nears

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President Obama extended an olive branch to business leaders Wednesday, seeking their support as he prepared to negotiate with Congressional Republicans over the fiscal impasse in Washington.

Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy

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President Obama is taking a hard line with congressional Republicans heading into negotiations over the year-end “fiscal cliff,” making no opening concessions and calling for far more in new taxes than Republicans have so far been willing to consider.

Obama vows firm stance on deficit-reduction plan

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President Obama reassured leaders of labor and progressive groups on Tuesday that he will not yield to Congressional Republicans and extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans as he negotiates for a deficit-reduction plan to avoid looming tax increases and spending cuts.

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.

Hispanic exit polls suggest seismic shift in Florida

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Exit polls showing the powerful Cuban-American community in Florida favored President Obama – which would make him the first Democratic nominee in decades to penetrate that Republican Party stronghold -- suggest a seismic political shift in the nation’s largest swing state.

Back to work, Obama is greeted by looming crisis

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Newly re-elected, President Obama moved quickly on Wednesday to open negotiations with Congressional Republican leaders over the main unfinished business of his term — a major deficit-reduction deal to avert a looming fiscal crisis — as he began preparing for a second term that will include significant cabinet changes.

After Obama’s reelection, overtures from Republicans on debt negotiations

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Less than 24 hours after the election, President Obama and congressional leaders moved with alacrity Wednesday to show flexibility in solving the nation’s biggest economic problems and recast Washington’s often divisive politics.