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Analysis: Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signals second term as he stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, center right, and their children, Andrew, back right, Bridget, front right, Patrick, left, and Sarah, second left, as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. AP

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In swing state Virginia, voters narrowly rejected Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s uncompromising, conservative approach.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Highly contagious

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“Count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else,” Winston Churchill once joked. They did the right thing is what our e-mail traffic indicates after Barrack Obama trounced Mitt Romney with 303 electoral college votes to win re-election.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Obama girds for Washington battle

US President Barack Obama. AFP

US President Barack Obama headed back to Washington on Wednesday emboldened by his re-election but facing the daunting task of breaking down partisan gridlock in a bitterly divided Congress.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gays cheer as US voters say ‘I do’ to marriage equality

A gay rights activist, right, stands in individual picket in snowfall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. His poster reads: "In this library there are also books by gay and lesbian writers. Their works are a part of the world culture". A few St. Petersburg gay activists held individual pickets in front of a youth library in St. Petersburg on Wednesday to protest the city's new law that bans propaganda of homosexuality to minors.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Supporters of gay rights saw real progress on the horizon Wednesday after the re-election of “ally-in-chief” Barack Obama and important gains for same-sex marriage in four states.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama urged to fulfill Guantanamo closure pledge

President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. AP PHOTO

Rights groups challenged President Barack Obama on Thursday to use his second term to close Guantanamo and end drone attacks, warrantless surveillance and extrajudicial killings.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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