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

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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,"...

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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,...

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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”...

Wednesday, 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
Suspect in MD Shootings Arrested; 2 Dead, 2 Hurt

Suspect in MD Shootings Arrested; 2 Dead, 2 Hurt

Police have arrested a man suspected of terrorizing Maryland suburbs of D.C. for two days, killing two people and injuring two others at shopping centers on Friday and killing his wife in a high school...

Police Believe 3 Deadly MD Shootings Connected

Police Believe 3 Deadly MD Shootings Connected

The man police say shot and killed his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Maryland high school is also believed to be the suspect in deadly shootings at two Montgomery County shopping centers, police said.

MCPS Schools No Longer Sheltering in Place

MCPS Schools No Longer Sheltering in Place

Montgomery County Public Schools no longer are sheltering in place after a police took a shooting suspect into custody.

What We Know About Eulalio Tordil

What We Know About Eulalio Tordil

Details about Eulalio Tordil emerged as police worked to see if the same handgun used to kill his estranged wife Thursday was also used in two deadly parking lot shootings Friday.

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will have his own wall to face in the presidential election: the "Blue Wall," according to NBC News. The election is decided by a handful of key states that sit...

Metro Work Plan Would Close Stations at Midnight Every Night

Metro Work Plan Would Close Stations at Midnight Every Night

Metro's new maintenance plan would close the system at midnight every day, implement continuous single-tracking and shut down parts of the rail line for the next year.