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
13-Year-Old Shot in Southwest D.C. Speaks

13-Year-Old Shot in Southwest D.C. Speaks

The 13-year-old girl shot Sunday in Southwest D.C., just blocks from the Waterfront Metro station, said she tried to protect a younger girl during the drive-by shooting. "I was trying to cover up the little girl...

 Bethesda Development Could Crowd Schools, Residents Say

Bethesda Development Could Crowd Schools, Residents Say

A push to revitalize part of Montgomery County was met with loud opposition Tuesday night at a community meeting. Critics of redeveloping the Rock Spring office park say developers and planners need to...

D.C. Leaders Call for Unity in Fight Against Crime

D.C. Leaders Call for Unity in Fight Against Crime

Amid a battle between Metropolitan Police Department brass and the D.C. Police Union, some D.C. Council members and community leaders are calling for a unified response to a spike in crime.

Metro Cuts Speeds on Parts of 5 Train Lines

Metro Cuts Speeds on Parts of 5 Train Lines

Metro trains are slowing to a crawl on sections of the Blue, Orange, Red, Silver and Yellow lines after Metro found safety problems on the tracks. News4's Adam Tuss reports.

American Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families: Survey

American Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families: Survey

American Catholics are markedly tolerant of non-traditional families, with large majorities open to divorced, single, unmarried and gay parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday in...

Manhunt After Veteran Officer Fatally Shot Near Chicago

Manhunt After Veteran Officer Fatally Shot Near Chicago

Police are searching for three armed suspects in far suburban Chicago after an officer was fatally shot in the area, authorities said. The Fox Lake officer who was shot to death Tuesday morning was identified as...