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Election 2012

The Takeaway

The Looming Crisis of the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

If Congress fails to pass a deficit reduction deal before 2013, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect on the first of the year sending the United States off the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' William Cohan, former investment banker, discusses the looming debt crisis and what the president should do about it.

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The Takeaway

The President's Next Four Years

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, was in the heart of the action last night at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. The last time Renee Amore and Hermene Hartman spoke, Renee, who is the Deputy Chair of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, tried to convince Hermene to vote for Romney. Today, they discuss the outcome of ...

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The Takeaway

The Identity of the Republican Party

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Republicans lost two Senate races, those in Missouri and Indiana, that they probably should have won. What does this say about the tactics, strategy, and identity of the Republican Party? Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is a historian of the conservative movement in American.

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The Takeaway

Florida Presidential Outcome Remains Undecided

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The only thing sure about Florida politics is that it's rarely a sure thing. By 8 a.m. this morning, Florida was still too close to call. The closeness of the presidential race in Florida is reminiscent of state's gubernatorial election in 2010. In that election, Democrat Alex Sink, the state's former chief financial officer, lost to Republican Rick Scott by just 1 percent.

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The Takeaway

Obama Wins a Second Term

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

After months of campaigning and over a billion dollars spent, Mitt Romney faced defeat last night from his headquarters in Boston. Despite his loss, Romney insisted that the principles of his campaign endure. Jared Bowen, reporter at WGBH, was at Romney Headquarters last night. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, was covering the Obama victory from Chicago.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Cassidy on the Economy and Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks about the election results. He's the author of the blog Rational Irrationality at newyorker.com.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC's Richard Hake and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the election results and the latest on recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy with WNYC's Bob Hennelly. Plus, WNYC business editor Charlie Herman talks about this morning's stock market.

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The Takeaway

David Frum on Yesterday's Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The votes are in, and two political strategists join us to discuss the election's outcome, and the long campaign season at last drawing to a close. David Frum is a Republican strategist and the author of a Newsweek/Daily Beast book coming out this Friday called "Why Romney Lost and What the GOP Should Do Next."

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's Winning Coalition Looks a Lot Like America's Future

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

From diversity comes strength, the president argued. From many, one.

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Opinion: Whatever the Right Says, Obama Has a Huge Mandate

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The reality is that the radicalization of the GOP is too complete, and the stakes remain too high, for any real post-election coming-together to occur.

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Opinion: In Obama and Senate Wins, 2012 is Year of the Woman

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Women gave Obama 55 percent to Romney’s 43 percent - a massive gender gap that has to be a huge alarm bell to Republicans.

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The Takeaway

Reacting to Election Results

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The results are in, but what’s next for the country? The Takeaway's panel of political and cultural experts reacts to the results. Jeff Yang writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal, Ron Christie is a Republican political strategist, and Farai Chideya  is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute.

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WNYC News

President Obama Wins Second Term

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment. And, in victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

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WNYC News

NY Sen. Gillibrand Wins Election for 1st Full Term

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has won election to her first full term representing New York, fending off a challenge from Republican Wendy Long.

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The Takeaway

Boiling Down the Past Four Years

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

We're finally here! The Takeaway has spent countless hours covering this campaign and election, and as we hunker down for a long week of coverage, we wanted to bring you a look back at the last four years of politics in America, starting on election day 2008 and bringing you all the way through yesterday's final comments from the candidates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Day Update

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, offers Election Day analysis and updates on early and email voting logistics in New Jersey's storm-damaged precincts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Day Call-In: Voting After Sandy, and Voting in the Swing States

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It's Election Day! We talk to reporters, look at the important story lines, and more importantly take your calls. With:

  • WNYC's Richard Hake and New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst with the latest news on voting and the Sandy recovery, with NJPR's Nancy Solomon and WNYC's Beth Fertig and Bob Hennelly

  • Your calls for our Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: How is post-Sandy voting going? What does voting today mean to you? Call 646-829-3980 or post below!

Plus, reporters from crucial swing states discuss the latest polls and how their states are shaping up on Election Day:

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Suburban Voting Trends

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, talks about the final National Suburban Poll, which measures the voting preferences of the nation's most influential swing voters, suburbanites.

 

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It's A Free Country ®

Why Obama Won: Explaining the Patchwork Vote

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How did Obama win? In part, by capitalizing on a powerful set of issues in the Democrats favor in 2012.

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