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Analysis: Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signals second term as he stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, center right, and their children, Andrew, back right, Bridget, front right, Patrick, left, and Sarah, second left, as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. AP

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In swing state Virginia, voters narrowly rejected Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s uncompromising, conservative approach.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Highly contagious

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“Count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else,” Winston Churchill once joked. They did the right thing is what our e-mail traffic indicates after Barrack Obama trounced Mitt Romney with 303 electoral college votes to win re-election.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Obama girds for Washington battle

US President Barack Obama. AFP

US President Barack Obama headed back to Washington on Wednesday emboldened by his re-election but facing the daunting task of breaking down partisan gridlock in a bitterly divided Congress.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gays cheer as US voters say ‘I do’ to marriage equality

A gay rights activist, right, stands in individual picket in snowfall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. His poster reads: "In this library there are also books by gay and lesbian writers. Their works are a part of the world culture". A few St. Petersburg gay activists held individual pickets in front of a youth library in St. Petersburg on Wednesday to protest the city's new law that bans propaganda of homosexuality to minors.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Supporters of gay rights saw real progress on the horizon Wednesday after the re-election of “ally-in-chief” Barack Obama and important gains for same-sex marriage in four states.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama urged to fulfill Guantanamo closure pledge

President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. AP PHOTO

Rights groups challenged President Barack Obama on Thursday to use his second term to close Guantanamo and end drone attacks, warrantless surveillance and extrajudicial killings.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama calls 13 world leaders

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama Thursday returned the calls of a long list of global leaders, including those of Israel and Egypt, who contacted him to congratulate him on re-election, officials said.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Signs of our times

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The top news of the week was the re-election of US  President Barack Obama in the  Tuesday, Nov. 6th elections, (Wednesday, November 7th in the Philippines). Results were  announced on TV  soon after lunch in the Philippines. In this, our own pre-election year, there is a lesson there to be learned. With the  wonders of [...]

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Obama makes history, vows best yet to come

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President Barack Obama swept to an emphatic reelection win over Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday, forging new history by transcending a dragging economy and the stifling unemployment that haunted his first term.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

How Obama won

President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. AP PHOTO

US President Barack Obama confounded political logic by triumphing over a sluggish economy to win a second term in office.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Romney concedes defeat in White House race

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives on stage to concede the election to President Barack Obama on November 7, 2012 in Boston. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Romney.    AFP/DON EMMERT

Republican challenger Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the US election early Wednesday, telling supporters that he had called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his victory.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Romney would have been ‘more decisive’ on PH-China row—solon

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QUEZON LAWMAKER DANILO SUAREZ.  “How many lives did we save with that amount of money?”

Representative Danilo Suarez, minority leader at the House of Representatives, feels that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would have been “more decisive” in resolving the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama congratulates Romney on ‘hard-fought campaign’

US President Barack Obama congratulates Romney on “hard-fought campaign.”

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Romney concedes to Obama in a phone call

US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks on election night November 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney conceded the race to US President Barack Obama.   AFP/EMMANUEL DUNAND

Republican challenger Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the US election early Wednesday, telling supporters that he had called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his victory.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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