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Early Tea Leaves?

wbenton Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 11:27 AM
I do imagine that he will go to congress to raise the debt ceiling. But I believe it will happen exactly once during his Presidency, giving him the time to get the budget cuts and for the economy to grow and raise the revenues. It will be part of the bi-partisan process.

Election Day is typically rather frustrating for political junkies because "today's the day!" quickly gives way to "ugh, the polls don't close for hours."  In the interim, we latch onto reports of voting disruptions and anecdotal turnout reports, which are promptly spun into  broader lessons about what to expect later that night.  Most of it amounts to frivolous time-fillers.  To help pass the time, let's see if we can examine a few tea leaves as voters head to the polls:

(1) As Kevin noted last night, the tiny town of Dixville Notch, NH cast the first votes on...

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