Ryan: Shocked At Loss, Obama Won Fair And Square
The polling and other data and all the smart people watching the election gave Rep. Paul Ryan an optimistic view on the night of last week's election. When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost, his running mate felt "a bit of a shock."
"Going into Boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning," ...
Obama Calls World Leaders Who Hailed His Re-Election
President Barack Obama spoke with world leaders on Tuesday, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, thanking them for sending congratulations on his re-election, the White House said.
"In each call he thanked his counterparts for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to ...
Obama Considering John Kerry For Job Of Defense Secretary
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior ...
Furious Over Obama Win: Arizona Woman Runs Down Husband With Car For Not Voting
An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday.
Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him ...
Ahmadinejad Ridicules Expense of U.S. Elections
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday called the U.S. election a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum a day after President Barack Obama was re-elected.
He said democracy has become a system where the minority rules over the majority.
"Just take a look at the situation in Europe and ...
Obama May Now Seek To Make Deeper Mark On U.S. High Court
President Barack Obama's election victory on Tuesday may give him the opportunity to deepen his liberal imprint on the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Harvard law graduate who taught constitutional law, Obama, a Democrat, named two liberals to the high court during his first four-year term.
With his re-election, the retirement of one ...
PA’s Dr. Saeb Erekat Disappointed but Hopeful With Obama Victory
For the PA’s Dr. Saeb Erekat, a former close associate of Yasser Arafat and senior negotiator, the election of US President Barak Obama is a far better outcome in the election than if Mitt Romney would have unseated him. That said Erekat is angry and disappointed at Barak’s performance during his first term in office.
Erekat told the ...
After Defeat, Cloudy Future Ahead For Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney spent the past six years running for president. After his loss to President Barack Obama, he’ll have to chart a different course.
His initial plan: spend time with his family. He has five sons and 18 grandchildren, with a 19th on the way.
“I don’t look at postelection to be a time of regrouping. Instead ...
Analysis: Obama Vs. The Super PACs: How The Incumbent Prevailed
Millions of dollars were raised and spent, swing states reeled from endless political ads, and now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the soul searching begins.
What happened to the powerful Republican "Super PACs" and advocacy groups that staked all in a failed attempt to ensure the Democrat's defeat?
The 2012 ...
Harry Reid: Election Results Show Democrats Are The Party Of Diversity
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the election showed that Democrats are the party of diversity, and he plans to bring up an immigration reform bill next year.
The Nevada Democrats says Republicans block such legislation at their own “peril.”
Reid spoke to reporters Wednesday hours after a national election in which President ...
Ryan Says He Will Return To Congress
Paul Ryan says he is returning to Congress.
The failed Republican vice presidential nominee said Wednesday that he will be seated when the new House convenes in January.
But first, he says he's looking forward to spending some time with his family before resuming his responsibilities as House Budget Committee chairman.
Ryan was ...
Iran Cool To Re-Elected Obama And Talk Of Talks
Iran reacted coolly to Barack Obama's re-election on Wednesday, as the head of its judiciary condemned the "crimes" of U.S. sanctions and indicated the president should not expect rapid new negotiations with Tehran.
"After all this pressure and crimes against the people of Iran, relations with America cannot be possible overnight and ...
Global Candidate: Obama Was World's Clear Choice
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.
Gone are the days when President Barack Obama was seen as a youthful, messianic figure capable of magically curing the world's woes. But he remains widely popular, and his triumph ...
VIDEO & TEXT: President Obama's Victory Speech
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President Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago after his re-election Tuesday night:
Thank you so much.
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.
It moves forward because of you. It moves ...
PM Netanyahu Congratulates US President Barack Obama on his Election Victory
The following statement was released by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office following the announced election victory of US President Barak Obama.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulates US President Barack Obama on his election victory. The Prime Minister said, "The strategic alliance ...
DM Ehud Barak Congratulates President Obama on his Election Victory
The following statement was released by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s office following the announced election victory of US President Barak Obama.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak congratulates US President Barack Obama on his election victory. The Minister would also like to congratulate all of the ...
VIDEO & TEXT: Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech
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The following is the full text of Mitt Romney’s concession speech on Wednesday (Transcript courtesy of the Federal News Service).
MITT ROMNEY: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very much. Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you.
I have just called President ...