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  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending …


  • Americans OK renewing Obama’s Oval Office lease

    WASHINGTON (AP) — His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress …


  • Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times

    WASHINGTON (AP) — His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress …


  • Republicans ready to grasp renewed House control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest. Shortly past …


  • Exit poll: Hint of economic optimism as Obama wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama is more in touch with people like themselves propelled the president to …


  • Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp …


  • Obama takes NH, Pa., trails in electoral count

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground …


  • Exit poll: Hint of economic optimism amid worry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • Race tight as election night count goes to wire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his conservative base Tuesday night in a duel for the White House shadowed by …


  • Exit poll: Many still blame Bush for bad economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • King wins Maine seat in party fight for Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Angus King captured a Republican-held Senate seat in Maine on Tuesday, adding a dose of uncertainty to the fight between majority Democrats and the GOP for …


  • Many voters still blame Bush for bad economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • Obama? Romney? Nation decides after long campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured Kentucky and West Virginia and President Barack Obama countered with Vermont on Tuesday night in a duel for the White House …


  • THE RACE: Candidates stay busy ahead of vote tally

    After many months of grueling campaigning, the waiting stage of the presidential sweepstakes is near as both parties worked furiously to boost turnout and get supporters to the polls. But …


  • Dems fight for continued Senate control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Democrats fought Republicans for control of the Senate on Tuesday after a bitter campaign marked by roughly $1 billion in outside spending in competitive races from …


  • Obama congratulates Romney, voices confidence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Leaving his re-election prospects in the hands of voters, President Barack Obama congratulated rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign” and declared he’s “confident we’ve got the …


  • Romney casts ballot, campaigns as people vote

    BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election. After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was …


  • Last-minute stops as Romney ends White House quest

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s years-long quest for the presidency is ending with a last-minute round of campaigning in one state he’s showered with attention and another …


  • Obama turns re-election prospects over to voters

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is extending congratulations to rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign.” Obama says he’s “confident we’ve got the votes to win.” Obama says he …


  • Romney back to NH for last rally and voter pitch

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned Monday night to the state where he launched his bid, telling supporters in New Hampshire during his final campaign rally …


  • Obama’s campaign ends where it all began

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it ended where it all began. Obama closed his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his 2008 …


  • Springsteen, Jay-Z, put the pop in Obama rally

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Someone has to introduce the president. On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He …


  • Obama’s campaign is ending where it all began

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s ending where it all began. Obama will close his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pa.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Election Day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he spent Monday warning voters of another recession if Democratic President …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney will head to Ohio on Election Day to make a final push for the pivotal swing state. Romney’s campaign has confirmed that the Republican …


  • Romney might add Election Day Ohio stop

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney considered adding an Election Day campaign stop in Ohio as he spent Monday courting voters in four swing states. “Look, we …


  • Obama, Romney battle over auto bailout in Ohio

    HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are turning the White House race in Ohio into a referendum on the auto bailout, an effort aimed …


  • Pa.: One last Romney foray for Obama to defend

    BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — Rip Scott regrets his 2008 presidential vote for Barack Obama. The 60-year-old real estate company owner is going home to his Republican Party this year. …


  • Obama’s closing case to voters recalls the past

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent months urging Americans to move forward. Now he’s asking them to look back. Back to the last Democratic president, …


  • Obama: ‘We’re going to be here for the long haul’

    BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama inspected Sandy’s devastation from high above Wednesday, viewing flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a still-burning fire along the battered New Jersey coastline. Offering …