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 Say Goodbye to Slain Va. Student

Hundreds Say Goodbye to Slain Va. Student

The 30-year-old suspect in the slaying of a fellow University of Mary Washington was arraigned on the same day his alleged victim is laid to rest.

Fairfax Co. Settle Police Wrongful Death Suit for $3 Million

Fairfax Co. Settle Police Wrongful Death Suit for $3 Million

Fairfax County will pay the family of a man who was shot and killed by police $3 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit, county officials announced.

U.Md. Student Attacked, Robbed by Group of Men

U.Md. Student Attacked, Robbed by Group of Men

A University of Maryland student was kicked to the ground and robbed by five men only steps from campus, police said.

3 D.C. Convenience Stores Robbed Within an Hour

3 D.C. Convenience Stores Robbed Within an Hour

Police say three Northeast Washington convenience stores were robbed within an hour Tuesday morning.

Police: Video Didn't Capture Man's Fatal Spine Injury

Police: Video Didn't Capture Man's Fatal Spine Injury

Baltimore police released videos Monday showing the arrest of a man who died after his spine was nearly severed while in police custody, but said they don't yet know what caused that injury.

National Zoo Prepares for Panda Breeding in a Big Way

National Zoo Prepares for Panda Breeding in a Big Way

For the first time, the National Zoo transported frozen giant panda semen from China to the District for breeding.