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November 8, 2012 | By John M. Glionna and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
PROVO, Utah - Sitting cross-legged on a lawn with two other students, Whitney Call, a 23-year-old creative writing major at Brigham Young University, took satisfaction in at least one aspect of the outcome of the 2012 presidential election: Mitt Romney might not have won, but he demonstrated that being a Mormon, like her, was no barrier to winning the nation's highest office. "His faith was not a factor in the election at all. Maybe that means that people are beginning to realize that Mormons are more mainstream than they thought," she said.
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NATIONAL
November 7, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For many in Ohio, the ritual of stepping up to a ballot machine on Tuesday came with a sense of relief that the long, ugly presidential race was finally drawing to a close. "Awful, just awful," said Penny Dietrich, 63, a Worthington homemaker. "Both sides. " But in the end, President Obama's relentless attack ads against Mitt Romney, who answered in kind, were the key to his victory in a state that always plays an outsize role in presidential campaigns. Obama's victory in Ohio appeared to vindicate his tireless pursuit of the white, working-class voters who dominate the state's election landscape.
NATIONAL
November 7, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
President Obama overcame a disappointingly slow economic recovery and a massive advertising onslaught to win a second term Tuesday night, forging a coalition of women, minorities and young people that reflects the changing political face of America. The outcome was surprisingly swift. The TV networks called the race against Republican Mitt Romney less than 20 minutes after the polls closed on the West Coast, as a succession of battleground states tipped the president's way. About 90 minutes later, the former Massachusetts governor offered his concession in a phone conversation with the president.
NATIONAL
November 6, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney returned to this state that set his course to the nomination, promising late Monday night that America was “one day away from the first day of a new beginning” and that his plans would ensure America “comes roaring back.” Romney's late-night rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., kicked off about an hour before voting began in the tiny town of Dixville Notch, which is always the first to...
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Mitchell Landsberg and Robin Abcarian
A little hometown hoops for President Obama. A little last-minute campaigning and some fast food for Mitt Romney. The candidates for president of the United States engaged in entirely American activities Tuesday as the electorate - minus about 32 million citizens who already voted early - went to polls to pick their leader. Turnout appeared to be high in many parts of the country, though perhaps not on par with 2008's historic numbers. Some polling places had long waits, including in some of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
John McCain brought his “Straight-Talk Express” to MTV during the 2008 campaign. Bob Dole chatted with Tabitha Soren at the Dartmouth fraternity that inspired “Animal House.” Even George W. Bush fielded questions from Gideon Yago.  But anyone who waited for this year's Republican presidential candidate on the network of “The Real World” and “Jersey Shore” waited a long time. Despite making a number of cable TV appearances - the latest will come on ESPN's “Monday Night Football” with Barack Obama on Election Eve - Mitt Romney passed on several opportunities to sit down with MTV, executives said.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The presidential election isn't until Tuesday, but the "Redskins rule" has already determined the winner: Mitt Romney. Why? Because the Carolina Panthers beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday, of course. Duh. It only makes sense that the outcome of an NFL game involving the team based in the nation's capital (or, these days, in nearby Landover, Md.) would determine who would be living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Actually, it doesn't make any sense at all. But somehow or another, it almost always seems to work out that if the Redskins win the last home game they play before a presidential election, the incumbent party gets the victory that Tuesday -- and vice versa.
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
The Obamapalooza concert tour hit the Ohio college town (and capital) of Columbus on Monday afternoon with rapper Jay-Z politicizing his lyrics before making a pitch for a big turnout at the polls. Jay-Z modified one of his most popular lyrics, “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one,” transforming it into “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one.” As he talked, the rapper discovered that he was preaching to the choir - a show of hands revealed that most of the audience had already voted.
OPINION
November 4, 2012 | Doyle McManus
After a year of campaign sound and fury, we're about to hold an election that will probably fail to usher in the one thing voters of all stripes would like to see: an end to the partisan gridlock in Congress. Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney appears likely to win the kind of landslide victory that provides a mandate for big change. And whoever wins the presidency is almost certain to face at least two years of divided government in Congress: a Republican House, a Democratic Senate.
NATIONAL
November 3, 2012 | By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Soaring music filled the air and a gleaming white plane with "Believe in America" painted along its length - and a stylized "R" on its tail - rolled into view of more than 1,000 people gathered in an airplane hangar. The crowd roared as Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, left the plane, and the Republican nominee told them that he could feel growing momentum as the campaign drew to a close. "Now I know that across America people have watched as our campaign has grown into a movement.
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