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Bush wraps up post-election strategy session
Assured of four more years in office, President Bush returns to the White House after four days pondering his second term at Camp David. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 19:12:41 GMT
Poll: Voters relieved by decisive election
Most American voters say the decisive presidential election last week has given them renewed confidence about the nation's electoral system and they're hopeful about the next four years, an Associated Press Poll finds. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 20:25:31 GMT
Rove speaks out on Bush's win
President Bush "absolutely" will use his second term to push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, his top political strategist said Sunday. Karl Rove, who oversaw Bush's re-election victory, said Bush will renew the effort, which failed in Congress this year but may enjoy new support after 11 states approved bans on same-sex marriage on Election Day. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 20:16:19 GMT
Big voter turnout seen among young adults
Under-30 voters came through in big numbers this year, with more than 20 million casting a ballot for president, researchers found. The turnout bested their 2000 showing by more than nine percentage points and heartened activists who worked to get young voters to the polls. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 19:58:00 GMT
McGreevey contrite in farewell
A contrite New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey delivered a farewell address Monday in which he said he does not apologize "for being a gay American but rather for having let personal feelings impact my decision-making." Mon, 8 Nov 2004 20:09:53 GMT
Congressional watchdogs critical of new census survey
The Census Bureau must make changes to a new annual survey that collects demographic information on Americans or risk having to mail "long forms" again for the next head count in 2010, congressional watchdogs said Monday. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 19:11:38 GMT
Rove: Bush serious about gay marriage ban
President Bush in his second term "absolutely" would push for a constitutional amendment that says marriage consists only of the union of a man and a woman, White House political adviser Karl Rove said. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:23:29 GMT
Recluse voted to school board
Steve Rocco didn't file a candidate statement or mount a campaign for the school board. He's unknown to teachers and the district and only barely known to his neighbors. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 03:36:04 GMT
Surfer-activist may win San Diego mayor's post
A surfer is riding a wave of populist support that could make her this city's first write-in mayor. Mon, 8 Nov 2004 13:45:27 GMT
Clinton to Democrats: Work on your image, don't whine
Former President Clinton has a message for Democrats inconsolable after President Bush's re-election: Buck up. It's not that bad. You need to improve your image. Sun, 7 Nov 2004 15:22:38 GMT
Kerry could be strong voice when he returns to Senate
Friends and experts say John Kerry will probably take the road less traveled by recent senators who tried and failed to take the White House, and remain a strong voice in Congress on issues he cared about. Sat, 6 Nov 2004 19:37:52 GMT
GOP tightens iron grip on Texas; Democrats look for rays of hope
Tuesday's election turned Texas Democrats' political landscape from bleak to barren. A new redistricting map pushed through by Republicans helped the GOP gain a 21-11 advantage over Democrats in the state's congressional delegation, up from the current 16-16 split and the first GOP majority since Reconstruction. Sat, 6 Nov 2004 19:29:53 GMT
Three arrested in GOP headquarters vandalism
An apparent mob of vandals attacked the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters, causing minor smoke damage, breaking windows and leaving vulgar messages, police said. Sat, 6 Nov 2004 20:50:04 GMT
Machine error gives Bush 3,893 extra votes in Ohio
An error with an electronic voting system gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in suburban Columbus. Franklin County's unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat John Kerry's 260 votes in a precinct in Gahanna. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct. Sat, 6 Nov 2004 17:33:20 GMT
Still no winner in Wash. governor's race
Three days after Election Day, Democrat Christine Gregoire clung to a narrow lead Friday in the nation's last undecided race for governor a cliffhanger contest that could drag on for weeks while the votes are counted. Sat, 6 Nov 2004 17:11:21 GMT
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