Election 2012

Exit poll data is providing some significant insights into Tuesday's election, in which President Barack Obama won a second term - and the role that voters 50 and older, who amount to nearly half of the electorate, played in the outcome.
Jackie Judd, vice president and senior advisor for communications at the Kaiser Family Foundation, talks to Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and journalist Richard E. Cohen about what the new political landscape means for the health law and for federal budget negotiations.
By Richard E. Cohen for Kaiser Health News
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Same president. Same Republican control of the U.S. House. Same Democratic control of the U.S. Senate.
From Kaiser Health News
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an Oct. 24 post, we looked at how the future of Medicare, Social Security and other programs for older Americans may well be shaped by the outcomes of 12 key races for seats in the U.S. Senate, all of which have been rated as tossups by RealClearPolitics or major news organizations, and in a Nov. 2 post we looked at how those races were playing out in the final days of the 2012 campaign.
By Phil Galewitz, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News
By Jay Hancock, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News
News organizations have called the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin in favor of Democrat Tammy Baldwin, who defeated former Wisconsin governor and Bush administration official Tommy Thompson. With 78.8 percent of the vote counted, Baldwin was leading 50.8 percent to 46.6 percent, according to Politico.
When it comes to Election 2012, two sisters who live together in Canonsburg, Pa., have agreed to disagree. In a Wall Street Journal video interview, Jeannie Alderson, 82, and Lillie Shannon, 89, explain why they split their votes between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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