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Four more years!

Four more years!

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama celebrated his re-election early this morning with a call for unity.

"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation," he told supporter

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  • Written by CNN
  • Category: News

Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election

Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election

Long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states during Tuesday's closely watched U.S. election.

Voters waited for up to four hours in Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some to walk away before casting a ballot.

In Pinellas County, Fla., which includes St. Petersburg, officials had to send a corrective message to 12,000 absentee voters after an automated call told them they needed to get their ballot in "tomorrow." The message was supposed to have gone out Monday, but was sent out Tuesday due to a computer glitch, said Nancy Whitlock, a spokeswoman for the county supervisor of elections.

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  • Written by Matt Smith
  • Category: News

Election Day blog

Election Day blog

Election Day 2012 gave way to Election Night 2012, bringing with the transition resounding victories in Memphis and Shelby County for President Obama and Congressman Steve Cohen and thoroughly sound defeats for two tax measures.

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Obama, Romney make a mad dash in a final bid for votes

Obama, Romney make a mad dash in a final bid for votes

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are spending the final hours of the campaign making a mad dash through battleground states Monday in a late push to sway a closely divided electorate ahead of Tuesday's election.

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  • Written by CNN
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Obama can get re-elected without popular vote majority

Obama can get re-elected without popular vote majority

WASHINGTON – Even if President Obama loses the popular vote on Nov. 6, as some national polls are projecting, he could still get re-elected by winning in the Electoral College, where he currently holds an edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

If that scenario plays out, it would mark the third time that has happened in the nation's history and the first since George W. Bush entered the White House in 2000 after losing the popular vote to former Vice President Al Gore Jr. by 500,000 votes.

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  • Written by George Curry
  • Category: News

Superstorm damage turns rivals into teammates

Superstorm damage turns rivals into teammates

Normally rivals, President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no mention of politics Wednesday to tour and assess widespread devastation near Atlantic City, two days after a superstorm left parts of the iconic resort destroyed.

"I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state," Christie said after surveying damage from Sandy in Brigantine, N.J.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak
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Booker: Sununu’s comment was ‘unfortunate’

Booker: Sununu’s comment was ‘unfortunate’

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top surrogate for President Barack Obama's campaign, said Friday that a surrogate for Mitt Romney made the wrong call when he argued Colin Powell endorsed Obama because they shared the same race.

"Whatever he meant or not, it was a statement that is unfortunate and just reflects a lack of understanding and sensitivity," Booker said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

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  • Written by Ashley Killough
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Mississippi town sued over ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

WASHINGTON – Federal civil rights lawyers filed suit Wednesday against Meridian, Miss., and other defendants for operating what the government calls a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, sent to court and incarcerated for minor school infractions.

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  • Written by Terry Frieden
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