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
Hannah Graham: Remains Found Belong to UVa. Student

Hannah Graham: Remains Found Belong to UVa. Student

A body found Saturday is missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Albemarle County Police Department said Friday.

Nina Pham Meets With Obama After Discharge From NIH

Nina Pham Meets With Obama After Discharge From NIH

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Texas, was discharged from the hospital Friday, now free of the virus, and will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House...

Feds Speak on Mid-Air Collision That Killed 3

Feds Speak on Mid-Air Collision That Killed 3

Three people have died and two others were injured in a mid-air collision between a small helicopter and a small plane Thursday afternoon in Maryland.

Missing D.C. 7-Year-Old Located

Missing D.C. 7-Year-Old Located

A 7-year-old boy from D.C. who had been missing for two weeks has been located, D.C. police said early Friday morning.

Mauled Dog Sitter on the Road to Recover

Mauled Dog Sitter on the Road to Recover

News4's Shomari Stone spoke with Jill Horvat, a dog sitter who was brutally mauled last week by one of the 11 dogs she was taking care of. Horvat lost her right eye. To help pay for her medical expenses, her...

Fairfax Co. School Board Approves Later School Start Times

Fairfax Co. School Board Approves Later School Start Times

Late Thursday night, the Fairfax County School Board approved later school start times, with only one member voting against the measure.