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
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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...

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
Caught on Cam: Woman Attacked at SEPTA Station

Caught on Cam: Woman Attacked at SEPTA Station

A video showing a woman being attacked at a SEPTA station has sparked a police investigation.

"Django" Actress Claims Cops "Humiliated" Her for Showing Public Affection

"Django" Actress Claims Cops "Humiliated" Her for Showing Public Affection

An actress who had a part in the film “Django Unchained” claimed on Facebook that she was “humiliated” and forced into handcuffs by two Los Angeles Police Department officers for publicly showing affection to a...

Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Cartoonist Tony Auth Dies at 72

Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Cartoonist Tony Auth Dies at 72

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and NewsWorks artist-in-residence Tony Auth died today at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 72.

Pregnant Woman Killed in Drive-by Shooting

Pregnant Woman Killed in Drive-by Shooting

A pregnant woman was killed after a drive-by shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Sunday morning.

Police: Trooper Hurt in Ambush Conscious, Talking

Police: Trooper Hurt in Ambush Conscious, Talking

A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a...

2 Killed, 1 Hurt After Car Hits Tree in New Jersey

2 Killed, 1 Hurt After Car Hits Tree in New Jersey

Two men were killed and another was injured when a car struck a tree in northern New Jersey.