President-elect Barack Obama rode to victory on a platform of change and unity. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks mull the challenges ahead for the Obama administration and reflect on his victory speech.
The election of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama presents a new chapter in American history. After a look at how Americans across the country are reacting to the news, a panel of historians discusses the significance of the nation's first black…
Pollsters Amy Walter of the Hotline and Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center weigh exit poll data from Tuesday's election and discuss who voted for each candidate and why.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
A day after Democrat Barack Obama's decisive presidential win, world leaders expressed their congratulations, calling the results "historic," and laying out their hopes for resolutions of problems in their regions of the globe.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After a campaign destined to help redefine American politics, Sen. Barack Obama convincingly captured the U.S. presidency Tuesday, making him the country's first black leader.
In a speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, Republican John McCain conceded his defeat in the presidential race and congratulated his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, on his historic election to the United States presidency, saying the "American people have spoken."…
Sen. Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S. presidency Tuesday, making him the country's first African-American leader. Following are his remarks to a rally in Chicago's Grant Park as prepared for delivery.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the electoral map and key states to watch on election night, inlcuding Virginia and Indiana, and analyze several closely-watched Senate races.
Elections from both the 1930s and the 1990s have centered on the economy, but the 2008 presidential race featured a unique combination of economic, racial and foreign policy issues. Historians discuss the events and offer some parallels from past elections.
Polling stations across the nation reported unusually high voter turnout on Tuesday, with many casting ballots encountered long lines. NPR reporter Pam Fessler talks about how polling places fared on Election Day.
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