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Obama was world’s clear choice

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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...

87 Year Old Washington Resident Votes for Her 12th President

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WASHINGTON -- Flossie Young has been voting for a long, long time, as far back as 1944 when she cast her ballot for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. And she has been voting religiously ever since. Still, Tuesday was a special...

Election 2012: An Electorate Divided by Race

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The role of race in President Obama’s re-election is difficult to pin down, political analysts say, although national exit polls suggest a divided electorate. “Race is a factor, but it was a complicated series of factors that he had to...

Maryland Voters Focus on State Ballot Referendums

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- As Marylanders cast their votes Tuesday, a number of hotly-debated ballot measures are actually overshadowing the presidential race. When it comes to the presidential election, the Maryland has become very predictable. In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama...

In D.C., Young Voters Flock to Support Obama

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WASHINGTON --While a lot of them weren’t old enough to have voted in many presidential elections, young Black voters in the District of Columbia said they are making sure to do what they can to re-elect President Obama on...

Election 2012 Victor Faces Redoubled Black Agenda

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That’s the item at the top of the Black political agenda for the next four years. Throughout the recent recession African Americans have outpaced other groups in joblessness. The most recent data show that, while the general unemployment rate...

OBAMA POWERS TO RE-ELECTION DESPITE WEAK ECONOMY

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class...

Cardin, Cummings, Sarbanes and Other Incumbents Coast to Re-Election

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Democrat John Delaney on Tuesday night was poised to end Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 10-term reign in the U.S. House of Representatives on an election night that otherwise featured no surprises among Maryland’s federal races. Bartlett, the 86-year-old Buckeystown resident who...

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