While Barack Obama stayed home in Hyde Park and enjoyed breakfast with his daughters on the morning of November 5th, the rest of the world was still celebrating the election results. The new President-Elect certainly deserves some time off with his family, and Obama was planning to stay in Chicago through the weekend. But it will not be a totally restful respite, because security and intelligence briefings have already begun. President-Elect Obama will hold his first news conference on Friday and will go to the White House on Monday. Illinois Representative for Chicago's north side, Rahm Emanuel, has already been named as Obama's Chief of Staff.
Meanwhile, in downtown Chicago, banners were put up around City Hall and around lamp posts on some streets to celebrate Obama's victory, and the New York Times reported that the city hopes the election results will help its bid to host the 2016 Olympics.
Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton Gregory, who is from Chicago, suggested that having an African American President for the United States may be a step towards having a Black Pope.
Newspapers from around the world featured Obama on the front page, joining in the celebration. Meanwhile, the New York Times proposed a special page, "The New Team" about people appointed to Obama's new administration.
ARTICLES & TEXTS
Michael Miner, "We Knew It Would End This Way," Chicago Reader (November 6, 2008).
Catrin Einhorn, "Chicago Hitches Wagon to Its Newest Star," New York Times (November 6, 2008).
Juliet Macur, "Chicago Hopes Vote Will Help Games Bid," New York Times (November 5, 2008).
Jeff Zeleny and Jackie Calmes, "Obama, Assembling Team, Turns to the Economy," New York Times (November 6, 2008).
Jeff Zeleny and Peter Baker, "Rahm Emanuel Accepts Chief of Staff Post," New York Times (November 6, 2008).
Alissa J. Rubin, "Obama Victory Alters the Tenor of Iraqi Politics," New York Times (November 6, 2008).
Nazila Fathi, "In Rare Turn, Iran's Leader Sends Letter to Obama," New York Times (November 6, 2008).
"Signed, sealed, delivered: Barack Obama owes his victory to blacks, Hispanics, the young, women of all races, the poor and the very rich," The Economist (November 6, 2008).
Richard Owen, "Black Pope could follow Barack Obama's election, says US archbishop," Times (November 6, 2008).
"L'Eglise catholique est prête pour un pape noir, selon Mgr Gregory," La Croix (November 6, 2008).
Judith Warner, "Tears to Remember" NYT blog (November 6, 2008).
Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny, "For Obama, No Time to Bask in Victory as He Starts to Build a Transition Team," New York Times (November 5, 2008).
Ewen MacAskill, Suzanne Goldenberg, Elana Schor, "Barack Obama to be America's first black president," Guardian (November 5, 2008).
Jonathan Freedland, "Barack Obama's election victory brings a new dawn of leadership," Guardian (November 5, 2008).
"Barack Obama élu président: 'C'est votre victoire,'" Le Monde (November 5, 2008).
Keven Sack, "A Time to Reap for Foot Soldiers of Civil Rights," New York Times (November 4, 2008).
NOW President Kim Gandy, "Women Voters Bring Clean Sweep, NOW Applauds Historic Win" (November 4, 2008).
"The World Reacts" slide show, New York Times (November 5, 2008).
"Singing for Freedom," audio slide show, New York Times (November 4, 2008)
Musical Tribute to Obama by Chicago musician Common's from greasyguide.com (November 7, 2008).
Gary Younge from the Guardian visited the South Side on election night and celebrated with the locals in this video: "Ain't not stopping us now," Guardian.co.uk (November 5, 2008).
Jonathan Freedland, "Barack Obama: the road to the White House," Guardian.co.uk (November 5, 2008).
"Political Rewind: It ain't over, 'till...Wait, it is!" from NPR Vox Politics (November 6, 2008).
"Emanuel is Obama's Chief of Staff" NPR All Things Considered (November 6, 2008).