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 with...

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...

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?

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Chris Brown Assault Trial Could Start Wednesday

Chris Brown Assault Trial Could Start Wednesday

Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge is scheduled to begin in Washington.

Wizards Defeat Bulls, 101-99, Take 2-0 Lead in Series

Wizards Defeat Bulls, 101-99, Take 2-0 Lead in Series

The Wizards stunned the Bulls again early Wednesday morning, winning a hard-fought game in overtime, 101-99.

Fairfax Co. Considering 4 Percent Meal Tax

Fairfax Co. Considering 4 Percent Meal Tax

A four percent meal tax could soon be implemented in a Northern Virginia county already saddled with a rising real estate tax.

W.Va. Judge to Decide on Extradition of Charles Severance

W.Va. Judge to Decide on Extradition of Charles Severance

Northern Virginia police and prosecutors will be closely watching developments Wednesday in a Wheeling, W.Va., courtroom.

Search for National Zoo Gunman Continues

Search for National Zoo Gunman Continues

Police are reviewing security camera footage from businesses near the Smithsonian's National Zoo, in hopes of finding the gunman who shot two men outside the zoo's gates Monday afternoon.

New Security Measures Implemented at PGCPS

New Security Measures Implemented at PGCPS

Following several school shootings across the country, Prince George’s County Public Schools is implementing a security upgrade.