Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

Cantor, Boehner, Blunt, Putnam (AP/Photo by Susan Walsh)

Republican regroup

Politics | Two GOP House leaders have stepped aside, but Minority Leader John Boehner remains in his position
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/06/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The shake-up of Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives has begun. The GOP has lost seats in the House in back-to-back elections, calling the party's leadership there into question. This election left Republicans with 19 fewer seats, as numbers now stand. With John McCain's loss in the presidential race, many say Republicans are now in the "wilderness."

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

A city celebrates

Cities | The election of the first African-American president brings hope of racial reconciliation in Washington, D.C.
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/05/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Streets in Washington, D.C., erupted in cheers and honks when Barack Obama was announced the next president of the United States.

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Associated Press/Photo by Alex Brandon

Wooing Virginia

Campaign 2008 | With the presidential race tight in many states, the campaigns focus the final day on the traditionally red Virginia
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/04/08, 12:00 am

On the election's eve, both presidential candidates feverishly crossed the country making last-minute speeches. One state both Barack Obama and John McCain visited Monday was Virginia.

This traditionally red state may go blue. Members of the Obama campaign have been saying that if he wins Virginia, he will win the presidency. If McCain can't hold such a Republican stronghold, the thinking goes, he will fail in other must-have states.

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