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Campaign Debt Outlives Presidential Races

Campaign Debt Outlives Presidential Races

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The race might be over, but it hasn’t all been paid for.Presidential campaigns still owe millions of dollars to consultants, former staffers, phone companies, software vendors, database management firms, dire…

Chris Christie Says He ‘Really Worked Hard for Mitt’

Chris Christie Says He ‘Really Worked Hard for Mitt’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reflected on Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 presidential election Tuesday, and said he really worked hard for the GOP candidate.Christie told The Record, “I worked rea…

No Regrets for Man with Romney Tattoo on His Face

No Regrets for Man with Romney Tattoo on His Face

Eric Hartsburg/Facebook(WASHINGTON) — Campaign season is over, and it seems as if the biting battle between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has faded away.  But not for everyone.
Eric Hartsburg, who got the Romney ‘R&rs…

Kenyan Village Cheers Obama Victory as ‘More Meaningful’ Than the First

Kenyan Village Cheers Obama Victory as ‘More Meaningful’ Than the First

TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images(KOGELO, Kenya) – Toward the end of an all-night election dance party in this rural village that claims President Barack Obama as a “son of the land,” an exhausted crowd sat shivering under shawls and blan…

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…

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…

Obama Congratulates Romney on ‘Spirited Campaign’

Obama Congratulates Romney on ‘Spirited Campaign’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) — President Obama on Tuesday congratulated GOP nominee Mitt Romney on a hard-fought race and expressed confidence he would have the votes to win a second term as he kicked off Election Day with a visit…

Election Day: Romney Still Campaigning, Obama to Play Basketball

Election Day: Romney Still Campaigning, Obama to Play Basketball

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The costliest election in United States history is also one of the closest, as polls open Tuesday and the country finally picks its president after a long and divisive campaign.After spending nearly $1 bill…

Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Polls may have opened nationwide Tuesday morning, but the election has been under way for weeks thanks to early and absentee voting, and millions have already cast their ballots.It is expected that 46 million pe…

Paul Ryan Brings His Kids to Vote, Predicts Victory

Paul Ryan Brings His Kids to Vote, Predicts Victory

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(JANESVILLE, Wis.) — Paul Ryan and his wife Janna took their three young children with them to vote Tuesday morning, telling reporters that after two and a half months on the road “it felt good waking up in my hometown.&r…

Mitt and Ann Romney Cast Their Ballots in Massachusetts

Mitt and Ann Romney Cast Their Ballots in Massachusetts

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(BEDFORD, Mass.) — Mitt and Ann Romney cast their ballots Tuesday morning in Bedford, Mass., where the candidate remarked that he’s feeling “very good” about his chances on Tuesday.They arrived at their polling station just …

Joe Biden Votes; Is He Running in 2016?

Joe Biden Votes; Is He Running in 2016?

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) — The polls haven’t even closed yet on election 2012, but let 2016 begin.  After casting his ballot Tuesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden was asked whether Tuesday would be the last time the 69-…

Will Hillary Clinton’s Next Vote for President Be for Herself?

Will Hillary Clinton’s Next Vote for President Be for Herself?

Astrid Riecken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has emphatically stated she plans to step down from her post and retire from politics regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s s election.  But as she casts her vote o…

Tearful Obama Ends Campaign in Iowa

Tearful Obama Ends Campaign in Iowa

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — At one point even feeling the need to wipe a tear from his eye, President Obama ended his presidential campaign Monday night with an emotional appeal to voters in the state that started it all, asking I…

Romney Closes Out Campaign with Final Rally in New Hampshire

Romney Closes Out Campaign with Final Rally in New Hampshire

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Mitt Romney held his final rally of his campaign Monday just before midnight struck, telling a thunderous crowd in Manchester, N.H., that it will be the Granite State that helps him win the White Hou…

Obama, Romney Tie in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch

Obama, Romney Tie in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H.) — The first votes are in — 10 of them, anyway — and it’s an Obama-Romney tie.The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting rig…

Joe Biden Wraps Up Campaign in Virginia

Joe Biden Wraps Up Campaign in Virginia

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his final day campaigning in the state of Virginia Monday night, stressing the need for the country to put aside party ideology and unite for the good of the country. “…

Paul Ryan Returns Home to Wisconsin for Final Rally

Paul Ryan Returns Home to Wisconsin for Final Rally

Scott Olson/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Paul Ryan held his final rally of the campaign in his home state Monday night, telling his fellow Wisconsinites that while they may not have been in the presidential spotlight in a long time, that time is now over…

Romney Urges Every Eligible Voter to Head to Polls in Final Florida Rally

Romney Urges Every Eligible Voter to Head to Polls in Final Florida Rally

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning in the Sunshine State by telling voters in Sanford, Fla., that Tuesday will be a turning point in U.S. history and urging them to head to the polls.“Tom…

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