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WEDNESDAY - The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief

November 2, 2012

On the morning after the election, National Journal's team of political and policy experts - joined by special guests - will host "The Day After," the first comprehensive look at the 2012 election results, and what they mean for the White House, Congress, Washington, and the nation.

National Journal LIVE's "The Day After" conference will take place on Wednesday, November 7th, from 7:30am to 2:10pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It can also be watched via livestream at

for the general audience. However, credentialed media may request passes from Rachel Alben at

The conference will feature National Journal experts, including Caren Bohan, Ron Brownstein, Charlie Cook, Matthew Cooper, Jack Farrell, Ron Fournier, Chris Frates, Major Garrett, Jill Lawrence, Beth Reinhard, and Reid Wilson, taking a 360-degree look at the results from election night and what the implications will be across politics and policy.

Special guests include former members of Congress and the executive branch, as well as economists, pollsters, strategists, and executives from some of Washington's top public affairs firms.

The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief
November 7th, 7:30am - 2:10pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Livestream -

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
: Registration

8:10 AM – 9:40 AM:
About Last Night: Analysis of Key Election Results from the Hottest Races Across the Country
Analysis of exit poll data, trends, battleground states, and demographics by National Journal’s leading political journalists followed by a breakdown of election results, including who won and lost, the big surprises of the evening and the races that are still too close to call.

Jill Lawrence, Managing Editor, Politics, National Journal
Reid Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, National Journal Hotline

Beth Reinhard, Political Correspondent, National Journal
Ron Fournier, Editor-in-Chief, National Journal
Major Garrett, White House Correspondent, National Journal
John A. Farrell, Congressional Correspondent, National Journal

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Lame Duck Preview: Likely Election Consequences for the Looming Fiscal Cliff
The six weeks following November’s general election will mark one of the most daunting and significant lame-duck periods in legislative history. This session will explore how the 2012 election results will likely impact the lame-duck session and a range of public policy issues moving forward.

Caren Bohan, Managing Editor, Domestic Policy, National Journal

Matthew Cooper, Editor, National Journal Daily
The Honorable Bob Bennett
The Honorable Dick Gephardt

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
A Walk Down Influence Alley: A Conversation with K Street Power Players
A panel discussion that explores the impact of the election on the business industry across America in the areas of economy, jobs, healthcare and looming fiscal cliff.

Chris Frates, Lobbying Correspondent, National Journal

Bill Pierce, Senior Director, APCO
Heather Podesta, Founder & President, Podesta & Partners
Joel Johnson, Managing Director, Glover Park Group

11:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Charlie Cook: Election Analysis
After a dissection of the 2012 election results, Charlie Cook will sit down with our guest pollsters in discussion of the current political environment, their outlook on the 2012 results, and the challenges and opportunities for each party moving forward.

Charlie Cook, Political Analyst, National Journal; Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report

Margie Omero, President and Founder, Momentum Analysis
Alex Bratty, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies

1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
By the Numbers: A 2012 Election Recap
Experts will examine the post-election data and the impact minority voters had on the election and the role that jobs, unemployment, and the workforce had on the ultimate outcome of the presidential race and what these trends portend for the future.

Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal

Stan Greenberg, Chairman & CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Whit Ayres, President, North Star Opinion Research
Matt Barreto, Ph.D., Principal, Latino Decisions
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Alex Brill, Senior Fellow, AEI
The Honorable Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor; Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

This event is hosted by National Journal and underwritten by United Technologies, Apollo Group, ANGA and SHRM.

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