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
Here's What Betty White Thinks of Lion's Killing

Here's What Betty White Thinks of Lion's Killing

Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month. "You don't want to hear some of the things I want to...

It's Official: Phillies Trade Hamels

It's Official: Phillies Trade Hamels

It's official: The Phillies have traded Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to the Texas Rangers for six players.

Dump Truck, Car Involved in Crash on I-476

Dump Truck, Car Involved in Crash on I-476

Crews had to remove a car’s roof after it was pinned against a guardrail during a crash with a dump truck on Interstate 476 in Delaware County Friday.

AMBER ALERT: 16-Year-Old Girl Abducted in Pennsylvania

AMBER ALERT: 16-Year-Old Girl Abducted in Pennsylvania

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl who was abducted from her upstate Pennsylvania home.

Police Catch Philadelphia Family Sneaking into Theme Park

Police Catch Philadelphia Family Sneaking into Theme Park

Police say a Philadelphia woman and nine members of her family tried taking a theme park for a ride by running into the park without paying for tickets.

NJ's Support for Legalizing Pot Reaches New Highs

NJ's Support for Legalizing Pot Reaches New Highs

More New Jersey residents are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use with the majority of the Garden State's men saying they'd support a reform of the current law, according to a new poll.