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Today on The Cycle: Can DC be fixed?

11/08/12 08:12AM

After Tuesday’s elections here is the outcome: President Obama was elected to four more years, we have a Republican House, and a Democratic Senate. So, it looks a lot like the last four years looked. The same three men are in charge: President Obama, House majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). So will Washington actually do anything this time around?  Or will they continue the same obstructionism and bickering we've seen without reaching a compromise? read more

President Barack Obama XXX at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

How Twitter drove the conversation

11/07/12 02:10AM

Now that the race for the White House is over, you can return to your normal timeline of checking  your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Social media was ubiquitous throughout this election. During the first presidential debate in Denver a record number of 10.3 million tweets  was sent out. Before the tv pundits had spoken a word, the conventional wisdom had already coalesced. The second and third debates drew fewer tweets, but still hefty numbers:  7.2 million tweets sent out during the second presidential debate and for the third debate,  6.5 million tweets. read more


It's not just the White House: Control of Congress also on the line

11/06/12 11:57AM

Though most people have been paying most of their attention to presidential race, Election Day is not only about who will win the White House. When you walk into the voting booth, you’ll also have the opportunity to cast ballots for your local and state officials, as well as for some of your representatives in the House and Senate. As we all gear up to see how the presidential race will be decided, it is important to remember that the demographics of the House and Senate could change for the next two years as well. read more

Photo Finish: 2012 Elections

11/06/12 10:12AM

In these final hours of the 2012 elections, there is little left to say. Decisions have been made, ballots have been cast and there is nothing left to do but wait. In the interim of voting and final tallies this leaves plenty of time for reflection upon the campaigns that were. read more