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Monday, November 12, 2012

The Early Word: Strategy

Today's Times

  • President Obama is taking a new approach to budget talks this time around, meeting with business leaders and rallying the public to support a deficit-cutting accord that mixes tax increases on the wealthy with spending cuts, Jackie Calmes writes.
  • The growth of unlimited fund-raising and the move of outside groups to the mainstream of politics have magnified the role of money in political campaigns, with Mr. Obama's re-election victory likely to reinforce the practice, Nicholas Confessore reports.
  • The 2012 election exposed the Republican Party's vulnerability to potent demographic shifts, setting the stage for a struggle between those determined to rebrand the party in a softer light and those yearning instead for ideological purity, Kevin Sack and Sarah Wheaton report.

 Happening in Washington

  • The Library of Congress will open the exhibition “The Civil War in America,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.