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...

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...

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
Searchers Out Looking for Missing Teen Saturday

Searchers Out Looking for Missing Teen Saturday

Hundreds of people are expected to scour Charlottesville Saturday for clues in the disappearance of U.Va. student Hannah Graham, as they mark one week since the 18-year-old was last seen.

Hillary Clinton to Headline Event for Anthony Brown

Hillary Clinton to Headline Event for Anthony Brown

Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Brown in May. Organizers say that event generated about $1 million for Brown's campaign.

Secret Service Questioned After Fence-Jumper at White House

Secret Service Questioned After Fence-Jumper at White House

Secret Service police confirmed to NBC News a 42-year-old man jumped over the fence and even reached the highly-secured north portico doors of the White House Friday.

Missing Kids' Father Teams Up With Md. Missing Person's Network

Missing Kids' Father Teams Up With Md. Missing Person's Network

The father of two missing Maryland toddlers has teamed up with the Maryland Missing Person's Network in an effort to locate his young children.

Police: Teen Kept in Va. Home in Sex Trafficking Case

Police: Teen Kept in Va. Home in Sex Trafficking Case

A man held a teenage girl captive in a Falls Church, Virginia, home in what Fairfax County police are calling a sex trafficking case.

Police: Chemical Smell Could Be From Meth Lab

Police: Chemical Smell Could Be From Meth Lab

Montgomery County police called in a hazmat team. They rolled out a robot to test for hazardous chemicals.