Politics & Government

November 4, 2008 6:47 PM

Obama wins presidency; Democrats widen majority in Congress

Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday, swept to victory by an anxious country eager to change course at home and abroad. Obama, 47, becomes the first African-American in U.S. history to win the presidency and the first from the generation that came of age after the turbulence of the 1960s.

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