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The campaign season was long and exhausting. Yet that was the easy part. Now comes the hard part — governing.

That’s what we elected them to do — to govern in our best interests, not to continue the campaigning.

There’s a big difference. …

Governing demands compromise, inclusiveness and practical politics.

Those aren’t exactly campaign rallying cries. But that’s what we need now. Nationally, we are approaching the combination of automatic tax increases and severe cuts in spending known as the “fiscal cliff.” Most observers agree that going over the cliff, allowing these tax hikes and spending cuts to happen, would be bad for the economy. The president, the House and the Senate only have a matter of days to compromise. …

The issues can be divisive, but good governing will demand moving forward and doing what’s best for families and businesses. …

— Distributed by The Associated Press

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