Emboldened Obama seeks to overcome stubborn challenges | Reuters
(Reuters) - Emboldened by a resounding election victory, President Barack Obama immediately pledged to reach across America's political divide and seek deals on stubborn issues that dogged his first term.
Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the weak U.S. economy.
Americans chose to stick with a divided government in Washington, however, by leaving the U.S. Congress as it has been since the mid-term elections of 2010. Obama's fellow Democrats retain control of the Senate and Republicans keep the majority in the House of Representatives.
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