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
NJ State Police Union Warns of 'Heightened Hostility'

NJ State Police Union Warns of 'Heightened Hostility'

New Jersey's state police union has issued an email alert to the group's 33,000 members warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered.

Double Shooting in Montgomery County

Double Shooting in Montgomery County

A shooting victim was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Sunday morning, one of two people wounded in a Montgomery County shooting.

4 Teens Killed in Fiery Crash in Pennsylvania

4 Teens Killed in Fiery Crash in Pennsylvania

Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two.

Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Police departments and civic leaders across the United States mourned publicly after two New York police officers were killed in cold blood on Saturday.

Teen Saves 4-Year-Old Sister From Would-Be Kidnapper

Teen Saves 4-Year-Old Sister From Would-Be Kidnapper

A 13-year-old boy rescued his little sister from an attempted kidnapping in Southern California, sheriff’s deputies said Saturday. A man allegedly walked into the fenced-in yard of a home in Lancaster where the...

Local Man Sentenced for Mushroom-Induced Murder

Local Man Sentenced for Mushroom-Induced Murder

A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 3½ to 10 years in prison for the murder of a friend that authorities said was committed while the defendant was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms.