November 7, 2012 12:00 AM

Obama wins: Now the real work begins

President Barack Obama won a second term Tuesday in a squeaker of an election. Though the economy took center stage for attacks on his administration, he did not go down in flames like Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, Greece’s George Papandreou, Spain’s Jose Louis Rodriguez Zapatero, Britain’s Gordon Brown, Ireland’s Brian Cowen or Jose Socrates of Portugal over the debt crisis and austerity measures.

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