President Barack Obama and the first family celebrate in Chicago.
President Barack Obama and the first family celebrate in Chicago. Abaca Press/MCT
President Barack Obama and the first family celebrate in Chicago. Abaca Press/MCT

Obama wins, tells nation 'we can seize this future together'

November 06, 2012 06:53 PM

UPDATED June 17, 2015 12:32 PM

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