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Yesterday the Washington Post scolded Mitt Romney’s parting gifts attributing his loss to President Obama “giving a lot of stuff” to hardworking Americans. In today’s USAToday/Gallup poll, President Obama’s approval rose to 58%, and a judge rejected Rep. Allen West’s demand for a recount after his loss to Pat Murphy in Florida’s 18th District, despite Gov. Rick Perry’s intervention on West’s behalf. Should we conclude that tonight’s Leonid meteor showers will not end the world five weeks early?