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Biden Sees ‘Clear Sort Of Mandate’ on Taxes

Biden Sees ‘Clear Sort Of Mandate’ on Taxes

ABC News(CHICAGO) — During a flight Wednesday between Chicago and New Castle, Del., Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that the election provided a “clear sort of mandate” on the issue of taxes as he and the president prepare to handl…

Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Creatas/Hemera/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gambled more than $54 million on Tuesday’s elections. And he lost.The quixotic chairman of the Las Vegas Sands gaming company rose to the top of campaign giving in 2012, gaining notor…

Deficit Deal Tops Obama’s Day-One Agenda

Deficit Deal Tops Obama’s Day-One Agenda

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — He won a second term by a narrower margin than he won his first, but President Obama believes his victory Tuesday night delivered a mandate that will reinvigorate his stalled legislative agenda and resolve a pa…

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, and he promised his thrilled supporters “that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.”Obama appeare…

Exit Polls: Obama’s Winning Coalition of Women and Nonwhites

Exit Polls: Obama’s Winning Coalition of Women and Nonwhites

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A coalition of women and nonwhites helped re-elect President Obama to a second term Tuesday night.Obama has always performed better with women than with men, and with nonwhites than with whites.  But on T…

Obama Vows to Forge Change Where He Failed

Obama Vows to Forge Change Where He Failed

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — After four years of trying and, by his own admission, failing to change the nature of politics in Washington, President Obama Tuesday night vowed in a second term to forge bipartisan compromise in a way a large ma…

Tammy Baldwin Wins Wisconsin, Becoming the First Openly Gay US Senator

Tammy Baldwin Wins Wisconsin, Becoming the First Openly Gay US Senator

US Congress(NEW YORK) — ABC News projects that Tammy Baldwin has won the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin, making history as the first openly gay U.S. senator.Baldwin’s win keeps the Senate seat long held by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl in Democratic hands, a…

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate, ABC News projects, no small effort in an age of astronomically expensive campaigns and hyper-partisanship.More than $1 billion is projected to have been sp…

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in Wisconsin

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in Wisconsin

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Paul Ryan knows he will be headed to Washington, D.C., again next year even though his presidential ticket failed to win election.Ryan will begin serving his eighth term as a U.S. congressman representing the 1st …

Claire McCaskill Wins Missouri Senate Race

Claire McCaskill Wins Missouri Senate Race

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — ABC News projects that Sen. Claire McCaskill has won her re-election race, as Republicans have seen another prime pickup opportunity slip away in 2012.The Missouri senator …

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues will secure enough seats to retain their majority, winning at least 218 seats in the House of Representatives, according to a projection of election results …

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) — ABC News projects that Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, will win her race, picking off a Republican seat for the Democrats in the battle for control of the Senate.Bi…

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term

(NEW YORK) — President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, emerging victorious in what had been a deadlocked race into the final hours of the campaign.Obama’s lease on the White House was renewed with a cr…

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate Race

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate Race

United States Congress(NEW YORK) — Rep. Jeff Flake will defeat Democrat Richard Carmona in what became a surprisingly competitive battle for Arizona’s Senate seat, ABC News projects.Republican Sen. Jon Kyl’s surprise announcement that he would not see…

Joe Kennedy Wins Congress Race for Barney Frank’s Seat

Joe Kennedy Wins Congress Race for Barney Frank’s Seat

Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Joseph Kennedy III, the great-nephew of president John F. Kennedy, won election to Congress Tuesday, marking the return of the Kennedy clan to the federal government for the first time since Patr…

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate Race

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate Race

Office of the Treasurer, State of Indiana(NEW YORK) — The Republican Party push to take control of the Senate is likely sunk now that Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has failed in his bid to replace Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.Cons…

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy for Congress(NEW YORK) — Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy beat out former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut in the costliest race in the state’s history.ABC News is projecting Murphy as the winner of th…

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — (NEW YORK) –  North Carolina elected a Republican governor for the first time in more than two decades Tuesday night.GOP candidate Pat McCrory, a former Charlotte mayor who had been leading in local polls in th…

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On

(NEW YORK) — President Obama and Mitt Romney matched each other state for state in early returns as attention turned to a trio of swing states where polls had closed but results were so close a winner had yet to emerge.The electoral votes of Ohio, Vir…

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Offices of the Governors(NEW YORK) — Democrats grabbed the first two gubernatorial wins of Election Day with victories in Vermont and Delaware, two states that ABC News projects will also go to President Obama.In both states that were expected to rema…

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