News of the WeekSCIENCE AND THE ELECTION

Obama Victory Raises Hopes for New Policies, Bigger Budgets

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Science  14 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5904, pp. 1034-1035
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5904.1034

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U.S. scientists hope that last week's elections will usher in an era of sustained, healthy increases in the federal funding of basic research. But with yawning deficits and urgent demands on the federal treasury, those increases may not happen anytime soon.