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Bush Congratulates Obama on Election Victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - President Bush embraced Barack Obama's election victory Wednesday, saying he understands the message of change that was the centerpiece of his campaign.

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Officials: Emanuel Offered Chief of Staff Job

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democratic officials say Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered the job of chief of staff in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Stocks Tumble as Investors Shift Focus to Economy

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Wall Street stopped to catch its breath Wednesday, cashing in gains from a rally that lifted the Standard & Poor's 500 index more than 18 percent over six sessions. The Dow Jones industrials fell 170 points, while all the major indexes were down more than 1.5 percent.

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President-elect Obama Faces Daunting Challenges

Posted: 11/05/2008 - His name etched in history as America's first black president-elect, Barack Obama turned Wednesday from the jubilation of victory to the sobering challenge of leading a nation worried about economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global uncertainty.

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Time Warner 3Q Profits Beat Expectations, AOL Weak

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Time Warner Inc. reported third-quarter profits Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations, even as its AOL online unit continued to weigh down the company with a 6 percent decline in advertising revenue.

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Stocks Head for Lower Open after Sharp Rally

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Wall Street prepared to cash in some of the previous session's big gains Wednesday, focusing on the weak economy after Barack Obama's election to the White House.

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Stewart, Colbert Parody Election In Real-Time

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Culminating their satirical coverage of the campaign, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert teamed up for a live one-hour comedy special - though Stewart had his Cronkite moment, too.

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Europe's Markets Take Profits on Obama Win

Posted: 11/05/2008 - European stock markets opened lower Wednesday despite gains in Asia, as investors booked some profits after Senator Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election and the Democrats took a firmer grip on Congress.

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California Gay Marriage Vote Still Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A proposed ban on same-sex marriage in California - widely seen as the most momentous of the 153 ballot measures at stake nationwide - remained undecided early Wednesday.

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Gay Candidate Loses in Kan. Ed Contest

Updated: 11/05/2008 - An openly gay candidate for the State Board of Education has lost his race against a conservative member, but a coalition of moderates and Democrats continued to hold the majority.

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Jenkins Defeats Boyda in 2nd Dist.

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins has ousted first-term Democrat Nancy Boyda in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District race, a rare defeat for the party in a year that it gained House seats nationally.

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Israeli Officials Report Rocket Barrage from Gaza

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Israeli rescue services Wednesday reported a "massive" cross-border rocket barrage by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip - hours after an Israeli air strike in the first major exchange of fire since a truce took effect in June.

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Obama's Kenyan Relatives Celebrate Victory

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama's Kenyan family erupted in cheers Wednesday, singing "We are going to the White House!" as Obama became the first African-American elected president.

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Obama Makes History; Turns to Sobering Challenges

Updated: 11/05/2008 - young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated Republican John McCain to become the first African-American destined to sit in the Oval Office

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Democrats Expand Control of Senate by 5 Seats

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Piggybacking on the excitement level raised by presidential victor Barack Obama and his voter-registration and get-out-the-vote drives, Democrats increased their effective majority to at least 56 seats in the 100-member Senate.

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Democrats Expand House Majority with Broad Gains

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democrats expanded their control of the House and were headed for historic gains in their majority Tuesday by solidifying their dominance in the Northeast and making inroads in the South and West.

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McCain Concedes Presidency, Congratulates Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Flanked by wife Cindy and running-mate Sarah Palin, McCain spoke to supporters outside the Arizona Biltmore Hotel shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, saying the "American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly."

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Analysis: Next Up after Obama Win, Governing

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The president-elect must immediately confront the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, determine the next steps in two lingering wars, and lead his Democrats

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Winfield Bans Smoking in All Public Places

Posted: 11/04/2008 - The Winfield City Commission votes unanimously to outlaw smoking in all publicly accessible places in the city, but not before getting an earful from ban opponents.

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Survey: Voters Worried About Economy, Health Care

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A scary economy isn't the only fear voters carried to the polls Tuesday. Two-thirds fret about how to pay for health care and at least as many worry that terrorists will attack the U.S. again.

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