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Diversity in action: Straight white men are a minority among House Democrats

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For the first time in history, there will be a minority of straight white men in the House Democratic caucus. [Read More]

Romney and the Secret Service say goodbye

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It’s been a long, trying campaign for Mitt Romney but even when he was under fire by Republicans, one group of guys and gals always had his back.

Since Feb. 1 the Secret Service has shadowed Romney during rallies, fundraisers and even breaks at the beach. They crammed in elevators with him and guarded his hotel door as he slept at night. Now, after nine months of faithful service, they said goodbye and left him on his own.

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Tea party bashes Romney, vows comeback

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The tea party was in finger-pointing mode Wednesday, and the digits weren’t aimed at President Barack Obama.

Tea partiers placed the blame of the “epic election failure of 2012″ squarely on Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment during a press conference at the National Press Club.

“What we got was a weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party,” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said. “The presidential loss is unequivocally on them.”

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Six key takeaways from Tuesday’s election results

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There truly is a demographic tidal wave sweeping over the nation, and Republicans ignore it at their own peril. [Read More]

Does it really pay to spend more?

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Millions of dollars are poured into tight Congressional campaigns in the hopes that more money, and in turn more advertising, will help candidates win elections. Although a few financial underdogs managed a win this election, overall the big spenders remained on top.

Here’s a breakdown of the most expensive campaigns and the top Senate and House spenders who won, or didn’t.

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Al Gore: Denver’s altitude responsible for Obama’s weak debate

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Al Gore has proven he knows a lot about the environment. He even won a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his efforts to spread information about global warming and how to combat it. Now, he has put that deep understanding of climate to a new use: justifying President Obama’s noticeably poor performance at the debate [...] [Read More]