Election 2012

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GOP election review hunts for answers

Top Republican officials, stunned by the extent of their election losses Tuesday night, have begun an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it.

Back to business: Money matters in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only “under the right conditions.”

Small business outlook for Obama's 2nd term

President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs.

Economy Obama faces: Slow but gaining steadily

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some reward.

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Given 2nd term, Obama faces new urgent task

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

Obama wins re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON — 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.

Both tickets hit campaign trail to the end

CLEVELAND (AP) — Campaign 2012 packed frantic suspense to the finish, with Vice President Joe Biden flying in unannounced next to Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign plane in battleground Ohio today even as voters across the country were deciding who would win the White House.

Problems crop up at polls in some places around the counry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sporadic problems were reported today at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors who were denied access to some polls and a last-minute court fight in Ohio over election software. One Florida elections office mistakenly told voters in robocalls the election was on Wednesday.

Voters contemplate an indolent economy

WASHINGTON — Nearing Election Day, the economy offers mixed signals to voters.

Obama backs gay marriage measures in three states

President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marriage.

The party's over for undecided

I’m Peter. And I’m an undecided voter.

Analysis: Calm Romney pins hopes on momentum

Mitt Romney appeared to be comfortable that momentum will carry him.

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney is acting like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum and time to overtake the president by Election Day, two weeks from now.

Debate fact check: Flunking geography, history

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn't always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too.

Outsourcing jobs: Why does it matter?

EDITOR’S NOTE _ One in a series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

Foreign policy takes center stage in final debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of the other guy.

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