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Carolyn Kaster/The Associated PressPresident Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden celebrate at his election night party in Chicago.

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Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.