Voters granted President Barack Obama another four-year term, capping the most expensive and divisive national campaign in memory and ensuring at least two more years of divided government in Washington, D.C.
Obama declared victory in a 22-minute speech in Chicago, thanking his supporters as well as those of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
The 2012 elections will go down as a victory for Democrats, who held the White House and control of the Senate, even as the party appeared likely to pick up only a handful of seats in the House.
Success on Tuesday would be defined by what happened in the presidential contest, and President Barack Obama won a convincing re-election over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
It was like someone popped the cork on a bottle of pent-up Democratic frustration Tuesday night when it became clear that Republicans would not extend the lock they have on state government to the federal level.
President Barack Obama has won and the exit polls show why. First and foremost, the share of the electorate that is white dropped from 74% in 2008 to 72%. African Americans accounted for 13% of the total, Hispanics 10%, and Asian Americans and others 5%.The white percentage of the vote will only continue to decline with each new election.
A weak Republican candidate in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District has brightened the chances of Democratic Dr Syed Taj, who hails from Bihar and is the younger brother of Syed Shahbuddin.
The massive storm that ravaged Haiti, Cuba, and much of the east coast of the United States may be the ‘shock and awe’ of climate change’s permanent war against the U.S. (it attacked the rest of the world much earlier).
Bruce Springsteen wrote the essential song of the 2012 campaign before he or anyone else knew what the year’s political landscape would look like, or the extent to which it would be influenced by shocking violence at a movie theater in Colorado and a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy or Mitt Romney’s dismissal of 47 percent of Americans as dependent class unworthy of his concern.
When 20-year Phoenix resident and businesswoman Maria Maqueada turned in her emergency ballot today at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, thanks to the assertive efforts of Citizens for a Better Arizona, one more vote was cast in what observers are already calling a record Latino vote in Arizona.
IN 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower left office warning of the growing power of the military-industrial complex in American life. Most people know the term the president popularized, but few remember his argument.
In his farewell address, Eisenhower called for a better equilibrium between military and domestic affairs in our economy, politics and culture.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talks to “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer about news that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has axed a fledgling plan to avoid the fiscal cliff because it includes tax cuts for the wealthy.
American democracy is under assault.
In one super-PAC alone, Karl Rove and the Enron grifter Ed Gillespie, have assembled $200 million from big polluters and Wall Street moguls to buy the 2012 election.
On the first day of school last year, Kerry Bentivolio told students inhis English class at Fowlerville High School that he had one goal: to make each one of them cry at least once.
Bentivolio, now the Republican candidate in Michigan's 11th Congressional District -- which includes western Wayne and Oakland counties -- also told the students that they were "just a paycheck to me," according to a description of incidents in his personnel file.
The brother of Kerry Bentivolio says the Michigan congressional candidate, who's favored to win on Tuesday, is “mentally unbalanced” and could end up in jail.
"I've never met anyone in my life who is conniving and dishonest as this guy," Phillip Bentivolio said, according to the Michigan Information and Research Service (subscription required). "He's my brother so it's hard to talk about this, but I believe that if he gets elected, he'll eventually serve time in prison."
Eurozone unemployment hit another record high last month of 11.6 percent. 18.4 million Europeans are out of work. In some countries, unemployment has hit 25 percent.
According to a new study from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, a London-based research organization, the austerity measures implemented across Europe in an attempt to get the continent’s debt under control and stem its financial crisis have actually made matters worse, stunting growth and increasing debt: