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From the polls to the president: which presidential polls were the most accurate

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Even as votes started rolling in from the polls it was a tight presidential race to call. And with an election this close, major national polls varied by five percent or less.

Some were closer than others, though. Here’s a breakdown of which polls were dead on and which ones were duds.

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New York Times blogger predicts election results

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New York Times blogger Nate Silver earned some fame during the 2008 election for accurately predicting the presidential winner in 49 of 50 states. [Read More]
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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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Energy and environment leaders respond to Obama’s reelection

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President Barack Obama’s reelection drew enthusiastic applause from environmental activists, muted congratulations from the oil industry and plenty of advice for the future from both camps. [Read More]
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Ten hard lessons from Tuesday

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1. America is diverse. Deal with it. The sight of Bill O’Reilly whining about the white establishment being in the minority was as telling as it was disgustingly racist. Twenty years ago we would have won, he said.  That misses the point. What America did last night was full-throated affirmation of diversity of all kinds. [...] [Read More]
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Obama’s photo named most popular tweet of all time

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Twitter has a new top tweet after election night, mediabistro.com reports. At 11:16 p.m. on Election Day, President Obama’s Twitter feed posted a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging each other, with the statement “Four more years.” By Wednesday morning, the post had topped 500,000 retweets, the media news site revealed. The New York [...] [Read More]
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The next four years

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Bloomberg Businessweek unveiled a photo illustration Wednesday of President Barack Obama’s weathered face, adding that the next four years will likely take its toll on him. After securing a second term, Obama will face several domestic and foreign issues that will make his term the hardest job in the world. Bloomberg also released a similar [...] [Read More]
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