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November 14, 2012
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President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his first news conference after Election Day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Charlres Dharapak photo

President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Charlres Dharapak photo

President Barack Obama steps up to the podium before a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Charles Dharapak photo

President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012.