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
|
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. "He spoke...

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
2 in Police Custody for Fatal Carjacking That Killed 3

2 in Police Custody for Fatal Carjacking That Killed 3

Three siblings have been killed and their mother and another woman are critically hurt after carjackers ran down a group of people in North Philadelphia, police say.

Father Dies After Killing Son, Shooting Himself

Father Dies After Killing Son, Shooting Himself

A Philadelphia man is dead after police say he shot and killed his son, critically injured his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself. Investigators say 26-year-old Shyema Washington and her 5-year-old...

Man Hit by Own Truck in Road Rage Incident

Man Hit by Own Truck in Road Rage Incident

A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

"Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After SoCal Lightning Strike

"Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After SoCal Lightning Strike

Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon. "It was like a...

NJ Man Dead, Shot Inside Parked Car

NJ Man Dead, Shot Inside Parked Car

The slaying of a Newark man found shot to death inside a parked car has been ruled a homicide.