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Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate as they watch voting results on Nov. 6, 2012 in Chicago.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate as they watch voting results on Nov. 6, 2012 in Chicago.

Obama Re-Elected President with Electoral College Defeat of Romney

Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math. (Obama’s defeat of Republican Mitt Romney, as reported...

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Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher greets supporters during a campaign rally with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain in this October 30, 2008 file photo in Mentor, Ohio.

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Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher greets supporters during a campaign rally with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain in this October 30, 2008 file photo in Mentor, Ohio.

‘Joe the Plumber’ Sees Election Hopes Go Down the Drain

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, better known as the “Joe the Plumber” who confronted President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, failed to win election to the U.S. House from Ohio, losing to incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur, the Associated Press reported....

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President Barack Obama supporter and volunteer Helen Briley on Nov. 6, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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President Barack Obama supporter and volunteer Helen Briley on Nov. 6, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Florida in Play: Razor-Thin Margin Favoring a Repeat for Obama

Updated at 11 pm EST With about eight million votes counted  in Florida — almost all the vote at 11 pm EST — President Barack Obama held about a half-percentage point edge over Republican Mitt Romney. If it held, the...

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A job seeker reviews listings in the Job Finder at the Rigzone Oil & Gas Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

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A job seeker reviews listings in the Job Finder at the Rigzone Oil & Gas Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

It’s the Economy: Obama vs. Romney

Updated at 7:45 pm EST As the first polls have started closing. the first read on exit polling in the presidential election nationally is reconfirming what everyone knew heading into this campaign: As expected, Republican Mitt Romney has carried Kentucky,...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Obama-Romney Salute One Another

On the final day, both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have commended each other for a campaign well run. Romney offered some  rare words of praise for his opponent today, during a stop at a campaign office in...

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President-elect Barack Obama steps out of his vehicle as he arrives at the University of Chicago Lab School to play basketball on Nov. 23, 2008.

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President-elect Barack Obama steps out of his vehicle as he arrives at the University of Chicago Lab School to play basketball on Nov. 23, 2008.

Obama’s Team Wins By `Like 20′ — Election Day Chicago Hoops

Updated at 4:45 pm EST President Barack Obama played basketball today at the same Chicago gym where he played on Election Day 2008. He was joined in the afternoon game by staff and friends including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a...

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Vice President Joe Biden exits a voting booth after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, on Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del.

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Vice President Joe Biden exits a voting booth after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, on Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del.

Biden Next: City Council or 2016?

Republican Mitt Romney may have worked in one last campaign stop in Cleveland today, but he had Vice President Joe Biden on his tail. Biden, daughter Ashley and granddaughters Naomi and Natalie mingled and sat for breakfast at the Landmark...

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

Pro-Romney `Gut’ Call: Pennsylvania

Brian Gardner, Washington research chief for investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, predicts Mitt Romney will be elected president even though he will lose Ohio, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to fail in the Buckeye State but win the...

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