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WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during the Democratic election night watch party at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Minutes later, Democrat Barack Obama was declared to have defeated Republican John McCain. Obama will become the nation's 44th president, and its first black commander in chief. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during the Democratic election night watch party at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Minutes later, Democrat Barack Obama was declared to have defeated Republican John McCain. Obama will become the nation's 44th president, and its first black commander in chief. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

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