2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

Nov 13, 2012

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

NBC News has declared Saturday that President Barack Obama won Florida, giving him a final electoral vote tally of 332 to Mitt Romney’s 206.

Nov 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American...

Nov 8, 2012

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

Now that the afterglow of his reelection victory has faded, President Barack Obama is getting back to work in Washington on Thursday — and has the daunting challenge of the imminent fiscal cliff to contend with,...

Nov 8, 2012

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Nov 7, 2012
|
By Karen Franklin

Road to the White House

It's go time and with the 2012 presidential campaigns comes to a close, president... See Full Gallery

Nov 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal...

Nov 5, 2012

The Politics of Social Media

The Politics of Social Media

During this election season, 20% of all Facebook users are dumping friends because of their frequent political posts.

Nov 8, 2012

Few Women Represent Pa., NJ, Del.

Few Women Represent Pa., NJ, Del.

Men continue to dominate most state-wide and federal offices after an Election Day with few Delaware Valley female winners.

Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone

Nov 8, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Top Stories
Big Smile in Denver Bank Robbery Suspect Mug Shot

Big Smile in Denver Bank Robbery Suspect Mug Shot

The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

Officer Assaults Partner During Lovers' Quarrel: Sources

Officer Assaults Partner During Lovers' Quarrel: Sources

Philadelphia Police are investigating a fight that occurred between a male and female officer while they were both on-duty and in uniform.

Psych Hospital Refuses School Stabbing Suspect

Psych Hospital Refuses School Stabbing Suspect

A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April.

Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on Sunday morning at 3 a.m. for DUI, the California Highway Patrol confirmed to E! News.

7 Philadelphians Make Forbes 'Richest' List

7 Philadelphians Make Forbes 'Richest' List

The Philadelphia region saw its numbers among the richest Americans decline this year. Forbes Magazine Monday released its annual Forbes 400, and seven have Philadelphia connections — compared to nine...

Teen Accused of Climbing NYC Skyscraper to Take Photos: NYPD

Teen Accused of Climbing NYC Skyscraper to Take Photos: NYPD

Police say they’ve accused a 17-year-old boy of climbing an under-construction residential tower that, upon completion, will be one of the city's tallest buildings so he could take