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Clinton rules out a presidential run through 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled out running for president in 2012 or 2016 on Friday, saying the United States should be ready for a woman president but it would not be her. Read the full story from Reuters

Murray keeps Washington Senate seat

Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day. Read the full story from CNN

Election ends sweeping reforms talk

A wish of many Republicans and conservatives seems certain after the midterm elections — there won’t be sweeping legislation like the 2,000-page health care bill for a while. Read the full story from CNN

Little hope for compromise on economy

President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats to discuss how “to move the American people’s agenda forward,” but analyst Fareed Zakaria says he sees little prospect the two sides will reach a compromise on key economic issues. Read the full story from CNN

Election may be over but divided government remains

Election may be over but divided government remains

Barely an hour after President Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans to post-election talks to work together on major issues, the Senate’s GOP leader had a blunt message: His party’s main goal is denying Obama re-election. In a sign that combat and the 2012 elections rather than compromise could mark the next two years, Sen. Mitch […]

White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction. After this week’s elections, the Democratic Party barely holds a presence in the region outside of majority-black urban areas such as Atlanta and Memphis. The carnage for the party was particularly brutal in the Deep South, where […]