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Republicans Pick Up Governor's Races In Otherwise Blue States

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Republicans stunned in several governor's races, winning in a number of reliably Democratic states.

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Obama, GOP Speak Of Cooperation In New Congress

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Republicans won a wave election on Tuesday night, taking control of the Senate and picking up seats in the House as well as key governor's races. Now they set about the task of governing.

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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:11pm

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.

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Obama Cites 'A Moment For Reflection' In Election Results

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:55pm

Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says he's not "mopey" over the trouncing Democrats endured, saying he's energized.

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McConnell Says 'Senate Needs To Be Fixed,' Discussing GOP Gains

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:01pm

One day after GOP candidates gave their party control of both chambers of Congress, Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell holds a news conference.

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The Midterm Results, In Five Tables

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:45am

Results are not final in a number of congressional races.

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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:39am

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.

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Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:59am

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.

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Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:57am

Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.

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Voters In Texas City Approve Ban On Fracking

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:34am

It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote is likely to face legal challenges.

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GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:42am

While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.

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Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:34am

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.

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We Need A New Word For The Latest Republican Wave

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:29am

In 2006, President Bush's Republicans took a "thumpin.' " Four years later, President Obama's Democrats saw "a shellacking." So what do you call the damage done to Obama and his party last night?

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After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections. The wins reshape the political dynamic in Washington and complicate the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.

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GOP Politicans From Texas Agree: It's A Great State

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

There are few things more satisfying than being a Republican in the great state of Texas. At the Moody Theater in Austin, Republican victors declared, when it comes to Texas, nothing's better.

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Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.

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Republicans Take Control Of U.S. Senate With N.C. Win

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP picked up the seats needed to retake control of the Senate and then some — with major victories in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. They also added to their margin in the House.

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Rep. Schweikert Weighs In On Republican Priorities

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Republicans have picked up the seats they need to control the U.S. Senate. They even added to their margin in the U.S. House. David Greene talks to Rep. David Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona.

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Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Outshine Democratic Opponents

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Thirty-six governors were on the ballot Tuesday. Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Kansas' Sam Brownback were among the Republicans who won despite stiff challenges by Democrats.

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