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
Hundreds of Metro Cars Contain Asbestos, Documents Show

Hundreds of Metro Cars Contain Asbestos, Documents Show

As Metro works to retire the oldest railcars in its fleet, known as the 1000-series railcars, a new issue has surfaced: asbestos.

Georgetown Fire Evacuates Building, Diverts Traffic

Georgetown Fire Evacuates Building, Diverts Traffic

Firefighters and EMS are responding to a building fire in Georgetown.

D.C. Fire Lt. Charged by Dept. After Death of Boy, 1

D.C. Fire Lt. Charged by Dept. After Death of Boy, 1

A D.C. fire lieutenant has been charged by the fire department with neglect of duty after a one-year-old boy died from choking on a grape earlier this year.

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

"I may be losing hair follicles, but I'm winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy," the governor wrote.

Brady's 4-Game Suspension Upheld

Brady's 4-Game Suspension Upheld

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced its "Deflategate" decision...

Runner-Up Olympic Cities: Are they Back for the Bid?

Runner-Up Olympic Cities: Are they Back for the Bid?

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over, and Los Angeles appears to be the new front runner, for the bid. Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated and officials in San...