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Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress

Voters Tuesday elected a record number of women to Congress, thanks largely to gains on the Democratic side of the aisle.

Voting Limits Caused Less Chaos This Year Than Epic Lines

There was confusion about a voter ID law in Pennsylvania, widespread use of provisional ballots in Ohio and problems for college students voting in Florida on Election Day. But the systematic, widespread voter disenfranchisement that some voting rights advocates had feared didn’t come to fruition in 2012.


Young Voters Come Through For Obama Again

President Obama’s prospects this year were supposed to be jeopardized by the specter of a steep dip in support among key components of his 2008 base, most notably voters younger than 30. But on Election Day, young voters again proved to be a huge part of the president’s coalition.

Obama win shows demographic shifts working against Republicans

(Reuters) – Tuesday’s decisive win by Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential election highlighted how population shifts – ethnic and generational – have buoyed Democrats while forcing Republicans to rethink their message.

Northeast digs out from snow following hurricane

(Reuters) – New York City and much of the U.S. Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that hammered a region still struggling to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

John Kerry among frontrunners to replace Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s departure from the state department opens up a vacancy for the US cabinet’s highest ranking post, and the competition has been quiet but intense.

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