9:06am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Former Speechwriters On Message

Host Michel Martin has been checking in with two former speechwriters throughout the election season to sort through the rhetoric, and find out what messages struck a chord with voters. She reviews campaign messaging, and Tuesday night's victory and concession speeches with former presidential speechwriters Mary Kate Cary and Paul Orzulak.

9:06am

Wed November 7, 2012
World

Does Second Term Give Obama Foreign 'Flexibility'?

Originally published on Sun November 11, 2012 5:34 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, we want to turn to the international arena. The race for the White House last night had people around the world glued to their TVs and radios and reaction is pouring in from political figures around the globe.

Here is a small sample of what we've been hearing, starting with a spokesperson for the Afghan Foreign Ministry.

JENAN MOUSSA: We look forward to advancing our existing strong, broad, multifaceted partnership with the United States.

CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL: (Foreign language spoken)

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8:23am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Today on Your Call: How has the 2012 election changed the state and the country?


  On today's Your Call, it’s our post-election roundup!  It's the day after Election Day, we’ll speak with Brian Leubitz of Calitics and Andrea Seabrook, former NPR reporter. What races and propositions were you watching closely and how did they do?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. What do the results tell us about where we are today and what’s in store for the next four years? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:

Andrea Seabrook, former NPR reporter, now the host of DecodeDC 

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8:16am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Fall On 'Fiscal Cliff' Fears

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 1:02 pm

On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
Allison Joyce Getty Images

On the day after voters returned President Obama to the White House and kept Democrats in control of the Senate and Republicans in control of the House:

"Investors pulled back sharply ... [amid] rising worries about the upcoming fiscal fight in Congress," The Wall Street Journal writes.

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7:55am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Salt

California Rejects Labeling Of Genetically Modified Food; Supporters Vow To Fight On

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 10:14 am

Supporters of genetically modified food labeling rally last month at Los Angeles City Hall.
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What a difference $46 million in TV ad spending can make.

At least that was the consensus in the wee hours of the morning at the Yes on Proposition 37 party, held at a performance art space in San Francisco's Mission District, even before the final votes were tallied.

Outspent many times over, "we couldn't get up on the air," organizer Stacy Malkan told The Salt when it appeared the measure was going down. "You need a certain saturation to have an impact."

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7:45am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

New York, New Jersey Brace For Nor'Easter

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:57 pm

New York and New Jersey, already battered by Superstorm Sandy, are bracing for winds of up to 60 mph, snow and rain.

A nor'easter is forecast to race up the east coast of the United States today and tomorrow. NPR's Richard Harris reports the National Weather Service says the storm will affect the mid-Atlantic as weel.

Richard filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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7:40am

Wed November 7, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Absentee voter

Why do American elections matter to the world when barely 50 percent of Americans show up at the polling booth? Sandip Roy votes absentee... from India.

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7:31am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Exit Polls Show Similarities To Obama's '08 Coalition

Republicans and independent analysts didn't think there was any way President Obama could reassemble the coalition that enthusiastically backed him in 2008. But Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center found a few surprises in exit polls. Dimock talks with Steve Inskeep about the exit polling data.

7:31am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Two Columnists Weigh In On GOP's 'Very Bad Night'

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Let's hear two strong points of view on last night's election.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Jonathan Chait is a liberal columnist for New York magazine. Welcome back to the program.

JONATHAN CHAIT: Thank you.

MONTAGNE: And Jonah Goldberg is a conservative columnist and editor-at-large for National Review Online. Welcome to the show.

JONAH GOLDBERG: Hey, thanks for having me.

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6:36am

Wed November 7, 2012
World

Russia's Putin Welcomes Obama's Re-Election

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 7:31 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent word congratulating President Obama on his victory. Still, as NPR's Corey Flintoff reports from Moscow, during the campaign, the Russian government and state-run media sough to discredit the American electoral process.

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