President Bush pledged to work with Democrats and independents to move the nation beyond the political divisions that marked the closely fought campaign for the White House during his victory speech Wednesday afternoon.
The race for the White House appeared to be at a stalemate early Wednesday morning with President Bush's chief of staff saying the president had clearly won re-election.
Former GOP Rep. John Thune won the South Dakota Senate race Tuesday in an upset that saw the defeat of one of the country's most well known senators, Minority Leader Tom Daschle, the Associated Press reported.
Colorado voters elected Democratic state Attorney General Ken Salazar to the U.S. Senate by a slim margin of 50 percent of the vote with 90 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press projected.
Once again, Florida has become a crucial state in the race for the presidency. As in 2000, President Bush has captured the battleground state's 27 electoral votes to set the stage for victory.
The legal and political fight over allowing people not clearly registered to cast a so-called "provisional" ballot may be one of the major issues that affects the results in this year's closely fought election.
The Sudanese army and police on Tuesday surrounded several refugee camps in the war-torn region of Darfur, blocking access to humanitarian groups, United Nations officials said.
Voters trying to beat the crowds turned out early to cast ballots in many precincts on Election Day, forming long lines, standing in rain and snow and even bringing chairs for anticipated long waits.
Coming just four days ahead of the U.S. presidential election, the videotaped statement by al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden sparked unanimous denunciation from both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., on Friday evening.
Although polls show Republican Rep. David Vitter holding a commanding lead in the Louisiana Senate race, he may not receive the more than 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff in December.
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