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
Fevered Health Worker in Isolation at Newark Hospital

Fevered Health Worker in Isolation at Newark Hospital

A health care worker with a recent history of treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever after landing at Newark Airport Friday, and is now in isolation at University Hospital in Newark, officials...

Authorities Kill Deer Inside Pa. Hotel

Authorities Kill Deer Inside Pa. Hotel

The Pennsylvania Game Commission had to kill a deer after it became trapped inside a hotel in State College and couldn't be tranquilized.

Body ID'd as U.Va. Student Hannah Graham's: Cops

Body ID'd as U.Va. Student Hannah Graham's: Cops

The remains found Saturday are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Albemarle County Police Department said Friday. The suspect in her disappearance, Jesse

Pets Rescued From NJ Apartment Blaze

Pets Rescued From NJ Apartment Blaze

Three police officers and one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation as they guided people and pets from a blaze at an apartment and townhome complex in Camden County Friday afternoon.

Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A Philadelphia-area priest was arrested on charges of posting and exchanging child porn images on a photo-sharing site.

'Skinny Joey' Merlino's Going Back to Prison

'Skinny Joey' Merlino's Going Back to Prison

Merlino violated his supervisory release by associating with convicted felons in Florida, where he's been living.