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," Ryan told ABC News in an interview broadcast Tuesday. "So as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win, but that's just the way these things ...
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 continue close cooperation moving ahead," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday.
Obama, who won a second, four-year term with a ...
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 administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United ...
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 pinned underneath the vehicle.
Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman ...
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 the U.S.," Ahmadinejad said during the meeting's opening day on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. An "election, which is one of the manifestations of the people's ...
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 or more justices in the next four years could preserve the present ideological balance or, more significantly, move the bench to the left.
The court's nine justices ...
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 media that the US president during his second term must make certain that the State of Palestine is established; explaining the president does not have to ...
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 it’s a time of forward focus,” Romney told reporters aboard his plane Tuesday evening as he returned to Boston after the final campaign stop of his political career. ...
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 campaign was the first real test for "super" political action committees (PACs) - in part spawned by a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling known as "Citizens United" that ...