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Following President-elect Barack Obama's first post-election news conference, columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks assess his plans for the economy and his selection for chief of staff.
After Tuesday's election, a handful of newly elected U.S. senators will help reshape the Congress. Senators-elect Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. assess their goals and what influence they will have on the 111th Congress.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After a campaign destined to help redefine American politics, Sen. Barack Obama convincingly captured the U.S. presidency Tuesday, making him the country's first black leader.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the electoral map and key states to watch on election night, inlcuding Virginia and Indiana, and analyze several closely-watched Senate races.
A spectrum of voting experiences, from first-time thrills to long lines, have been documented by a thousand voters across the country on YouTube's Video Your Vote project, a collaboration with PBS and the NewsHour. Kwame Holman reports on the experiment.
As election officials prepare for high voter turnout Tuesday, Tom Bearden probes the massive efforts by both campaigns in Colorado to register voters and get them to turn out at the polls. Then, analysts examine strong early voting numbers and…
As Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain make their final cases to voters in critical states, newspaper editorial boards are weighing in with endorsements of the candidates. Editors from across the country detail which candidates their papers backed and why.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks evaluate the candidates' renewed focus on the economy and the likely strategies at play as the Obama and McCain campaigns enter the final stretch.
The rematch for the governor's office in Washington between Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and Republican challenger Dino Rossi is turning out to be very, very close -- again. Just weeks before Election Day, polls show the candidates virtually tied.
By PBS NewsHour
Demographic changes and a steady march to the right by the post-Katrina electorate in Louisiana has helped make two-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu the GOP's top target in this year's election.
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