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Presidential Politics: Past as Prologue

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November 6, 1992
After a long and bruising campaign where middle America was concerned that the country was in "deep trouble," voters elected a new president. It was a change election that saw the governing party swept from power. It was November 1992.
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Clinton: We owe Trump the "chance to lead"

November 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton delivered a concession speech Wednesday morning, hours after losing the presidential race. "Donald Trump is going to be our president," the former secretary of state said. "We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."
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Obama on President-Elect Trump: We are "rooting for his success"

November 9, 2016
President Obama said he is committed to a smooth transition of power to his successor Donald Trump, the day after Americans voted for control of the White House to change parties. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," Obama said. "The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our Democracy, and over the next few months we are going to show that to the world."
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Trump declares victory: "Time for us to come together"

November 9, 2016
Donald Trump declared victory in the presidential race shortly before 3am Wednesday. He urged all Americans to unite now that the campaign is over. "Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream," Trump told supporters.
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WATCH: PBS NewsHour Election Night Special Report

November 8, 2016
After more than 500 days of campaigning, Americans elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Trump declared victory shortly before 3am Wednesday morning.
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When the 2016 election is over, we'll finally be able to understand it

November 4, 2016
When the 2016 election is over we'll finally be able to understand the 2016 election. To help, The Hill​'s Reid Wilson plans on building a "ton of maps." What will you do when the election is over?
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For Anne Gearan, the 2016 election will never be over

November 4, 2016
For reporters like Anne Gearan, after the election, there's a transition to cover.
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Can Russian hackers disrupt the election? And Melania Trump would focus on cyberbullying as first lady

November 4, 2016
How real is the threat to American democracy from Russian hackers?

The Final Days of Election 2016

November 4, 2016
In the final few days of campaigning, polls show the presidential race tightening.