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Obama, buoyed by election win, faces new battles

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory...more

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews
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People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Confetti obscures the stage as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scottr- Andrews

Confetti obscures the stage as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scottr- Andrews

Confetti obscures the stage as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scottr- Andrews
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama applauding the crowd gathered during his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deliverinig his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed (obama), Mike Segar (Romney)

A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama applauding the crowd gathered during his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deliverinig his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts,...more

A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama applauding the crowd gathered during his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deliverinig his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed (obama), Mike Segar (Romney)
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First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, in this handout photograph taken and released on November 6, 2012. REUTERS/White House/Handout

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, in this handout photograph taken and released on November 6, 2012. REUTERS/White House/Handout
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U.S. President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews
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U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, addresses supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, addresses supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, addresses supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama addresses his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses as he delivers his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (Obama), Mike Segar (Romney)

A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama addresses his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses as he delivers his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively,...more

A combination photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama addresses his election night victory rally in Chicago, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses as he delivers his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (Obama), Mike Segar (Romney)
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(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) addresses a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) addresses a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) addresses a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) takes a question during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) takes a question during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) takes a question during a news conference at her office in San Francisco, California November 7, 2012. Feinstein, 78, won the re-election for her fourth full term in the Senate. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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People purchase newspapers showing Barack Obama winning the U.S. presidential election on their frontpages, at a news stand in Times Square, New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People purchase newspapers showing Barack Obama winning the U.S. presidential election on their frontpages, at a news stand in Times Square, New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People purchase newspapers showing Barack Obama winning the U.S. presidential election on their frontpages, at a news stand in Times Square, New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer the news of the president's apparent re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer the news of the president's apparent re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer the news of the president's apparent re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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