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Supporters cheer at the end of President Barack Obama remarks during an election night party, early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Supporters cheer at the end of President Barack Obama remarks during an election night party, early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Obama was world's clear choice
Originally published November 07, 2012

He won, and the word "phew" trended worldwide on Twitter. Despite a hard-fought campaign in the United States, there was never any contest overseas. more More Arrow
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President Barack Obama
- The role of race in President Obama’s re-election is difficult to pin down, political analysts say, although national exit polls suggest a divided electorate.more More Arrow


Dedicated voters brave long lines and waiting times to cast their votes at the polls on Election Day in Hyattsville.  Photo Credit/Rachel Cumberbatch, Howard University News Service
- Photos of Voters and Obama Supporters in Washington, D.C.more More Arrow


Aaliyah Bilal, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, right, and Brian Ingram, of Los Angels, CA, react as they watch live TV coverage showing the victory of Democratic presidential candidate President Barack Obama for his re-election Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 in Shanghai, China. 
(Photo Credit/Eugene Hoshiko)
- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.more More Arrow


Ben Cardin
- Democrat John Delaney on Tuesday night was poised to end Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 10-term reign in the U.S. House of Representatives on an election night that otherwise featured no surprises among Maryland’s federal races.more More Arrow


- That’s the item at the top of the Black political agenda for the next four years. Throughout the recent recession African Americans have outpaced other groups in joblessness. The most recent data show that, while the general unemployment rate continued to decrease, reaching 7.9 percent in October, Black unemployment jumped to 14.3 percent. more More Arrow


- As Marylanders cast their votes Tuesday, a number of hotly-debated ballot measures are actually overshadowing the presidential race.more More Arrow


Three generations of voters exit the poll at Union Temple Baptist Church in Ward 8. Christina Berrios, 47, left, Andrew Campbell, 25, Mary Berrios, 73 and Julia Campbell, 50 say they were proud to cast their votes for President Obama. “We felt it was our duty, the group said. “Andrew was particularly excited about voting.
“Blogs, tweets, texting – you name it. My friends and I have used every social marketing tool available to encourage young people to vote,” says Andrew Campbell.
- Voters at the Polls in Washington D.C.more More Arrow


Voters at Shaw Library on 7th Street in northwest Washington waited two hours and longer to vote, some of them in near freezing weather.
- Photos of Washington D.C. Voters at Precinct 21 in the Shaw Library Voting Facility more More Arrow


Flossie Young (L) with granddaughter Rochelle Johns
- WASHINGTON -- Flossie Young has been voting for a long, long time, as far back as 1944 when she cast her ballot for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. And she has been voting religiously ever since.more More Arrow


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