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 people...

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
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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 cliff”...

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 calls.

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
New NY Subway Ads: Stop "Manspreading"

New NY Subway Ads: Stop "Manspreading"

New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is taking a stand against a dire problem on city subways: "manspreading." The subject of much social-media rancor, "manspreading" is just what it sounds like: The...

Child, 3, Shot in Philly

Child, 3, Shot in Philly

A 3-year-old child was in stable condition after he was hit by gunfire in south Philadelphia, said police.

Final Goodbye to Notables Who Died in 2014

Final Goodbye to Notables Who Died in 2014

A month-by-month list of familiar CEOs, scientists, entertainers, artists and more who passed away in 2014.

Crews Back on River to Search for Shane

Crews Back on River to Search for Shane

A day after crews found the keys of a missing college student, dive crews returned to the Schuylkill River Monday as they searched for clues weeks after a Roxborough man vanished from a Manayunk bar.

Wawa Impostor Goes Behind Counter, Swipes Cigs: PD

Wawa Impostor Goes Behind Counter, Swipes Cigs: PD

A man posed as a Wawa employee to swipe hundreds of dollars worth of cigarettes from a South Jersey Wawa store last week.