In the wake of the national election, Nate Silver's job as a political forecaster is looking pretty secure. He called the outcome almost precisely.
- Republicans … not so chipper, today.
- One of the few national Democrats left unhappy by yesterday's results was Nancy Pelosi, whose sell-by date may have arrived after the GOP held the House.
- Puerto Rico has apparently tired of casually dating the United States, and now wants to go steady. At least, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood yesterday. Congress gets the final say.
- Europeans better find somebody else to do the heavy lifting. German manufacturing is down as the country's economy loses steam.
- Missouri voters barred their state from setting up health care exchanges in compliance with Obamacare, while Montana and Wyoming voted to block individual health insurance mandates. Your move, feds.
- Analysis of election outcomes shows that those big, bad super PACs had little or no effect on races, despite the money they threw around.
- Charter schools got a big boost from voters in both Washington and Georgia.
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