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New York Times endorses Obama for White House

Published on Oct 28, 2012 6:43 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The New York Times endorsed United States President Barack Obama on Saturday as he seeks a second term in the White House on Nov 6.

The prestigious newspaper said it supports the incumbent Democrat instead of Republican rival Mitt Romney because, among other things, he has achieved the most sweeping health care reforms since 1965, prevented another Great Depression and ended the war in Iraq.

"For these and many other reasons, we enthusiastically endorse President Barack Obama for a second term, and express the hope that his victory will be accompanied by a new Congress willing to work for policies that Americans need," it said on its website.