Decision 2012

Mitt Romney won white evangelicals, but struggled with Latino Catholics

Mitt Romney won the religious voters he expected to win last Tuesday, but there just weren't enough of them. Romney ran well with white Catholics, and surprisingly well with white evangelicals,... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2012

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Mitt Romney never overcame bailout opposition in Ohio

Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become his Republican challenger in the next election penned a New York Times column with a fateful headline:... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2012

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President Barack Obama wins Florida topping Mitt Romney in final tally

President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2012

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Election results raise questions about Christian right's influence

For decades, the conservative Christian right has been a dominate voting block. But, Tuesday's elections results have called into question how much influence conservative Christian leaders still have. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2012

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President Obama approaches 'fiscal cliff' days after victory

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will use a White House appearance to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2012

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Will Huntsman re-join Obama administration as secretary of state?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., an unsuccessful candidate for this year’s GOP presidential nomination, is being mentioned as a possible pick to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Firsts elected to Congress this cycle

Here is an informative roundup by the Washington Post of election results that resulted in some firsts in Congress. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Economic unease looms after election

Decisions are to be made quickly for President Obama and Congress to avoid a "fiscal cliff." The "fiscal cliff" means less spending and tax increase of more than $600 billion, according to Damian... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Obama's big Hispanic win worries Republicans

Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Obama's return a test of evolving foreign policy

Phrases to describe some of the looming foreign policy challenges for President Barack Obama didn't even exist when he took the oath of office the first time: the Arab Spring, the Fordo Facility... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Election 2012 offers important lessons for anyone in a leadership position

Campaigns and football seasons are compressed organizational life cycles with lessons for anyone in a leadership position. A goal is set, a team is built, players get swapped in and out, mistakes... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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A day of painful goodbyes for Mitt Romney (+video)

Mitt Romney’s morning-after brunch with key supporters of his failed presidential bid was tough to attend, his former Salt Lake Olympic colleague Fraser Bullock said. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Election results raise questions about Christian right's influence

The results from the election fared against many conservative Christian leaders' wishes. What does the results mean for various Christian leaders? Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

One day after his surprisingly comfortable re-election, a triumphant President Barack Obama headed back to the White House and divided government on Wednesday with little time left for a compromise... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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An unexpected love letter to the Clintons: Why this Republican misses them

Facing another four years of Obama presidency, this moderate Republican finds herself longing for the old blue guard. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Republicans see demographic shifts, time for soul-searching in the wake of election losses

Fresh off an electoral shellacking on a number of levels, Republicans are indicating intra-party soul-searching, suggesting it's time to reexamine stances and look at widening the tent to woo... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Gun sales expected to rise after Obama's re-election

Now that the election is over and Obama is re-elected, voters are apparently expected to stock up on firearms. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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After defeat, cloudy future ahead for Mitt Romney (+video)

Mitt Romney spent the past six years running for president. After his loss to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, he'll have to chart a different course. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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U.S. voters also elected $10.9 billion in local-government debt Tuesday

Our nation’s next president wasn’t the only thing elected last night. So was $10.9 billion in local-government debt. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants quick deal on 'fiscal cliff' (+video)

The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington's "fiscal cliff" in an upcoming post-election session of Congress. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Israeli leader in bind after Obama victory

President Barack Obama's re-election has left Israel's prime minister in a bind. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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How did education fare in this election? In California, voters choose higher taxes over cutting school budgets

Six states had education initiatives on their ballots this year. In California, voters choose higher taxes over cutting school budgets. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Puerto Rico ousts governor, backs U.S. statehood

Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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It's a 50-50 nation, give or take

The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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The economy Obama faces: Slow but gaining steadily

Here's the assignment President Barack Obama has won with his re-election: Improve an economy burdened by high unemployment, stagnant pay, a European financial crisis, slowing global growth and... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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