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 7, 2012

GOP Keeps House Majority

GOP Keeps House Majority

Republicans are projected to hold onto the majority they won in the U.S. House two years ago, NBC News reported, projecting the GOP to hang onto 238 seats to the Democrats' 197, after entering the night...

Nov 8, 2012

Community Sues to Stop National Harbor Casino

Community Sues to Stop National Harbor Casino

After voters in Maryland approved the Question 7 referendum to expand gambling, a new legal challenge could put casino plans in jeopardy.

Nov 7, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

Nov 7, 2012

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Gov. Mitt Romney called the president to concede, and prayed for the well-being of the U.S. and President Barack Obama."I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters,"...

Nov 8, 2012
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By Julie Carey

Va. Dems Want McDonnell to Investigate Voter Lines

Va. Dems Want McDonnell to Investigate Voter Lines

Virginia Democrats are calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell to get to the bottom of what caused hours-long waits on Election Day in urban areas across the commonwealth.

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 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 7, 2012
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Mendelson - New Sheriff in Town?

Opinion: Mendelson - New Sheriff in Town?

Elections are over and the new D.C. Council Chair inherited a mess. Can he get his house in order?

Top Stories
Man Threatens to Kill 'White People' in Tweet, Police Say

Man Threatens to Kill 'White People' in Tweet, Police Say

A Maryland man is custody after police say he threatened to kill residents in the town of La Plata in a social media post.

3 Charged With Impeding Murder Case to Be Arraigned

3 Charged With Impeding Murder Case to Be Arraigned

Three relatives of a man named as a person of interest in the 1975 slayings of two Maryland sisters will be arraigned in Virginia on charges that they have impeded the investigation.

$2.3M in Synthetic Drugs Seized in D.C.

$2.3M in Synthetic Drugs Seized in D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested two men in the largest seizure of synthetic drugs in D.C. history.

Man Suspected of Shooting on Board Bus in Southeast D.C.

Man Suspected of Shooting on Board Bus in Southeast D.C.

Bijon Lamont Brown is suspected of firing about 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 21 on board a bus on the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, Metro Transit Police said Wednesday afternoon.

Ky. Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Appear Before Judge

Ky. Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Appear Before Judge

The Kentucky clerk who has defied the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling by refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples will appear Thursday morning before a federal judge to explain why...

Child Survives Fall From Fifth-Floor Window in Fairfax Co.

Child Survives Fall From Fifth-Floor Window in Fairfax Co.

The child fell more than 50 feet from a home in the Skyline Towers Apartments complex in Bailey's Crossroads, near Route 7, first-responders in Fairfax County said.