Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 | 4:31 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 | 8:55 a.m.
Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as a divided nation voted to give him more time. In defeating Mitt Romney, the president carried Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia and Wisconsin, a near sweep of the battleground states, and was holding a narrow advantage in Florida. The path to victory for Romney narrowed as the night wore along, with Obama winning at least 303 electoral votes. A cheer of jubilation sounded at the Obama ...
Michael Cooper contributed to this report.