6:00 AM, Nov 8, 2012 • By JAY COST
Barack Obama is now the first president in American history to win a second term with a smaller share of the electoral vote, a smaller share of the popular vote, and a smaller aggregate vote than when he was first elected. There are still votes to be counted, but as of this writing he actually has fewer votes than George W. Bush won in 2004.
8:41 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden told reporters on Air Force Two today that last night's election represented a clear "mandate" to raise taxes.
"Where specifically do you think Republicans will be willing to compromise on issues of debt/deficit?" a pool reported asked Biden.
5:20 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The Republican party’s brutal defeat in yesterday’s presidential and Senate races offers at least one clear, abiding lesson: Republicans can’t win without making their case.
3:59 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden told the press on Air Force Two that he's now "very optimistic about ... immigration reform."
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1:55 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:
12:52 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Jim Matheson of Utah has won a tight race against Republican challenger Mia Love. The only Democrat in the Utah congressional delegation, Matheson bested Love by 1 percentage point. Here's more from the Deseret News:
11:38 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In reaction to President Barack Obama's reelection, a top Israeli newspaper is warning, "start filling your sandbags. We're in for a rough ride." The column, written by David M. Weinberg, is published today in Israel Hayom.
9:31 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Two thoughts for those TWS readers who—for some reason!—may be a bit down in the dumps, and especially for those who may have spent considerable time and effort trying to secure a better outcome on Election Day 2012.
"The people have spoken, the bastards."
9:04 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
James Ceaser's article in last week's WEEKLY STANDARD, "The Day After," is very much worth re-reading … the day after. Here's the most relevant part:
3:15 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In 2010, they failed to win the Senate when it was theirs for the taking. Now they’ve lost the White House to President Obama, despite his poor record and the likelihood things won’t get any better in his second term. And they failed again to capture the Senate, though a takeover was initially thought to be a cinch.
1:14 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney delivered the following concession speech to supporters in Boston:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very much.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations.
11:16 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC News projects President Barack Obama will be reelected:
UPDATE: The AP agrees:
10:55 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Deb Fischer of Nebraska has defeated her Democratic opponent, former governor and former senator Bob Kerrey, according to CBS News.
Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, won a come-from-behind victory in her three-way Republican primary. She will succeed Democrat Ben Nelson, who chose not to seek reelection.