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 ...
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 Barack Obama won a second term and Democrats could increase their Senate majority by two seats, pending the outcome in North Dakota and a decision by Maine ...
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 re-elected to his House seat from Wisconsin the same night that he and Mitt Romney came up short in their bid to unseat President Barack Obama and Vice ...
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 Americans should not think they can hold our nation to ransom by coming to the negotiating table," Sadeq Larijani was quoted as saying by IRNA news ...
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 reassured many who feared an abrupt change in U.S. policy could spell trouble.
Even Tom McGrath, president of Republicans Abroad France, conceded: "It's clear that ...
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 forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights ...
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 between Israel and the US is stronger than ever. I will continue to work with President Obama in order to assure the interests that are vital to the security of the citizens of ...
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 Senators and Members of the House of Representatives who were elected by the American people in an exemplary display of democracy.
Defense Minister Barak said this morning (22 Cheshvan 5773): ...
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 Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the ...