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John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – Just a few short hours before Election Day 2012, President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a late appeal to viewers of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.While the New Orleans Sa…

Obama Calls Chris Christie, Passes Phone to Bruce Springsteen

Obama Calls Chris Christie, Passes Phone to Bruce Springsteen

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – President Obama played peacemaker Monday on Air Force One en route to Ohio.On the phone with New Jersey Gov. – and Bruce Springsteen superfan – Chris Christie to discuss Hurri…

POLL: Slim Edge Opens for Obama As the Closest Contest Concludes

POLL: Slim Edge Opens for Obama As the Closest Contest Concludes

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Barack Obama has inched to a slim advantage in the closing days of the 2012 presidential race, breaking out of a long-running deadlock with Mitt Romney to a 50-47 percent contest in the final-weekend tracking po…

Biden Uses Daylight Saving Zinger to Say Romney Likes to "Turn the Clock Back"

Biden Uses Daylight Saving Zinger to Say Romney Likes to "Turn the Clock Back"

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ARVADA, Colo.) — In his first of two stops in Colorado Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden used a little comedy at a local high school to highlight how the GOP ticket’s policies will set the country back, reminding v…

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia Buy

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia Buy

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign on Friday placed its final ad buy of the 2012 election cycle, purchasing TV airtime in two Florida markets and four Virginia markets, a campaign official told ABC News. The mile…

Obama Closes Out Campaign with Star-Studded Blitz

Obama Closes Out Campaign with Star-Studded Blitz

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) — After thousands of ads, hundreds of stump speeches and a record war chest of campaign cash, President Obama is banking on a final burst of star power to boost his get-out-the-vote effort in the final 72…

Axelrod: Obama’s Closing Argument ‘Coming from His Loins’

Axelrod: Obama’s Closing Argument ‘Coming from His Loins’

ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK(LIMA, Ohio) — With four days to go until the election, President Obama has never been more fired up, according to senior campaign strategist David Axelrod.“I’ve known him for 20 years… I’ve never seen him …

Biden Highlights Jobs Report, Criticizes GOP over Auto Industry

Biden Highlights Jobs Report, Criticizes GOP over Auto Industry

Scott Olson/Getty Images(BELOIT, Wis.) – Speaking less than half an hour away from Rep. Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Vice President Joe Biden lauded Friday’s jobs report and highlighted that the GOP vice presidential nominee wo…

POLL: 55 Percent ‘Wrong Track’ Matches 2004; A Difficulty for Obama, But Survivable

POLL: 55 Percent ‘Wrong Track’ Matches 2004; A Difficulty for Obama, But Survivable

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days before the verdict on his bid for a second term, the bad news for Barack Obama is that most likely voters think the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track. The better news for Obama: Previous i…

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