The Democrat prevailed with Roman Catholic and Jewish voters. He even picked up support among Evangelicals.
Leaders say they’ll have to examine their party’s ‘brand’ and consider new faces.
Relief that the election is over could put some consumers in more of a spending mood.
The estimated 136 million Americans who voted are part of a radical transformation of American politics – and not just in terms of ideology and party identification.
More than 150 ballot initiatives – on issues from gay marriage to renewable energy – were decided Tuesday.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.
But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
Voters in Florida and Arizona also approved similar bans in a setback for the gay rights movement.
His victory means many things to many people. Here's how a cluster of Americans – black and white, liberal and conservative – experienced the historic 2008 election.
Americans elect their first black president and deal a blow to an era of Republican ascendancy.
Known for fishing and handmade chopsticks, a Japanese village celebrates sharing a name with the next US president.
The Democrat's qualifications, not race, sealed his victory, African-Americans say.