While many are focused on the outcome of the presidential race on Election Night, Byron Pitts reports on another important battle between Republicans and Democrats for control over the U.S. Senate.
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Dems pick up area national seats
Democrat Rep. Dave Loebsack has been elected to a fourth term representing southeastern Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
GOP renews control of House
Republicans recaptured control of the House early today, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda.
VIDEO: Obama in victory speech says 'best is yet to come'
In his victory speech after being declared the projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama thanked his supporters and said we are "an American family, we rise and fall together as one nation, as one people."
Obama tapped for 2nd term
A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early today, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”
VIDEO: Romney concedes election
In his concession speech, Gov. Mitt Romney congratulated the President and his supporters.
Democrats maintain control of Senate
In West Virginia, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin won a full term even though his state went heavily for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Obama carries Iowa, where economy was top issue
President Barack Obama carried Iowa on Tuesday as voters said the economy isn't good, isn't necessarily getting better, but isn't Obama's fault, according to preliminary results from exit polling for The Associated Press.
Iowa voters pick Obama in presidential election
Democrat President Barack Obama won the battleground state of Iowa Tuesday, a hard-fought victory in the state he credits with launching his presidency four years ago.
Same president faced with reshaping new landscape
After a long and arduous campaign, a newly reelected President Barack Obama confronts his next challenge: binding together a deeply divided nation and turning from campaigning to governing.
'Fiscal cliff' clock starts as election fades to background
After an election focused heavily on the economy and the soaring national debt, Washington will immediately turn to a year-end debate that has the potential to dramatically affect both: the looming "fiscal cliff."
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