WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said he and congressional leaders must quickly get down to work to avert upcoming automatic tax hikes and spending cuts as he sat down for talks with lawmakers on Friday.
“I think we’re all aware that we have some urgent business to do,” the president told reporters.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A somber Republican crowd watched glumly on Tuesday as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney failed in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama, despite a stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Romney struck a conciliatory note as he conceded. Thanking his supporters, he said he had called Obama and wished the Democrat the best.
CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If there was any doubt that the U.S. presidential fight hinges on Ohio, an awkward campaign airplane traffic jam at the Cleveland airport made it clear on Tuesday.
Minutes after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down on the tarmac, Vice President Joe Biden swooped in on Air Force Two for an unannounced – but what the White House said was long-planned – visit.
CLEVELAND/CHICAGO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire
on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get
their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will
decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.
Capping a long and bitter presidential campaign, Americans
cast their votes at polling stations across the country. At
least 120 million people were expected to render judgment on
whether to give Obama a second term or replace him with Romney.
BELMONT, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney cast his vote in a Boston suburb on Tuesday morning, saying he felt good about his chances of winning the presidency.
After voting, Romney kissed his wife, Ann, goodbye and headed out for last-minute campaigning in Cleveland and Pittsburgh – cities in the crucial electoral states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and
Republican challenger Mitt Romney engaged in frantic
get-out-the-vote efforts and made final pleas to voters in a
sprint through battleground states that will determine who wins
their agonizingly close White House race on Tuesday.
Both candidates sought to generate strong turnout from
supporters and to sway independent voters to their side in the
last hours of a race that polls showed was deadlocked
nationally. Obama had a slight lead in the eight or nine
battleground states that will decide the race on Tuesday.
, Nov 5 (Reuters) – U.S. presidential elections
typically end with a flurry of late rallies, as candidates
hopscotch across the country to make last-minute appeals, in
person, to as many voters as possible.
But there is little evidence to show that the frenzied late
campaigning pays off – especially this year, when millions of
Americans have already cast their ballots for President Barack
Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney well before Election
Day on Tuesday.
, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Republican presidential
hopeful Mitt Romney made a final-stretch campaign stop on Sunday
in Pennsylvania, a Democratic-leaning state where polls show he
has been gaining on President Barack Obama before Tuesday’s
“The people of America understand that we are taking back
the White House because we are going to win Pennsylvania,”
Romney told a raucous outdoor rally in the suburbs of
Philadelphia, where a crowd estimated by the Secret Service at
30,000 had waited hours to see him on a cold evening.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (Reuters) – The presidential race, which has hinged for months on a handful of states, converged on one city in Iowa on Saturday as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each made a last-minute appeal for support before Tuesday’s election.
With the race in a dead heat nationally, both candidates touched down briefly in Dubuque, a Mississippi River city of 58,000 people, as they sprinted across the country in a bid to secure any possible advantage before Election Day.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Women helped propel Barack Obama to the White House in 2008, but their flagging enthusiasm for him reflected in recent polls has created uncertainty about who will capture the female vote in Tuesday’s election.
Four years ago, women voters supported Obama over Republican John McCain by 56 percent to 43 percent. Among men, the Democrat led McCain by just 49 percent to 48 percent.