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?

Top Stories
Suspect Linked to Cold Case Murder of Va. Girl, 14

Suspect Linked to Cold Case Murder of Va. Girl, 14

Loudoun County authorities have identified a suspect in the cold case murder of a 14-year-old girl, but said the suspect had committed suicide.

2 Children Killed After Carjackers Hit Crowd

2 Children Killed After Carjackers Hit Crowd

Two children are dead and three other people are in critical condition after carjackers ran down a group of people in North Philadelphia, police say. Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint around 11:15 a.m....

Car Strikes Home in Md.; Driver Seriously Injured

Car Strikes Home in Md.; Driver Seriously Injured

An elderly driver suffered serious injuries after his car left the road and crashed into a home in Potomac, Maryland, Friday morning.

4,400 Border Children Living With Sponsors in Md., Va.

4,400 Border Children Living With Sponsors in Md., Va.

Most of the unaccompanied children who have been placed with relatives or other adults since surging across the border this year are in Texas, followed by New York, Florida and California, according to...

Jury Selection to Begin in McDonnells' Corruption Trial

Jury Selection to Begin in McDonnells' Corruption Trial

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are set to go on trial in a corruption case that married McDonnell's last months in office.

D.C. Cop's Bond Revoked After Mistrial

D.C. Cop's Bond Revoked After Mistrial

A judge revoked the bond of a D.C. cop charged with trying to kill his wife for violating a stay-away order by sending her text messages and initiating visits.