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GOP election review hunts for answers

Top Republican officials, stunned by the extent of their election losses Tuesday night, have begun an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it.

Back to business: Money matters in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only “under the right conditions.”

Small business outlook for Obama's 2nd term

President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs.

Economy Obama faces: Slow but gaining steadily

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some reward.

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Given 2nd term, Obama faces new urgent task

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

Obama wins re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON — 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 dreams of millions.

Both tickets hit campaign trail to the end

CLEVELAND (AP) — Campaign 2012 packed frantic suspense to the finish, with Vice President Joe Biden flying in unannounced next to Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign plane in battleground Ohio today even as voters across the country were deciding who would win the White House.

Problems crop up at polls in some places around the counry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sporadic problems were reported today at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors who were denied access to some polls and a last-minute court fight in Ohio over election software. One Florida elections office mistakenly told voters in robocalls the election was on Wednesday.

Voters contemplate an indolent economy

WASHINGTON — Nearing Election Day, the economy offers mixed signals to voters.

Obama backs gay marriage measures in three states

President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marriage.