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 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

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone

Nov 8, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Results

Election Results

Check the latest results for all the local and national races in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Nov 8, 2012

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

After a six-year quest to lead the United States, Romney must return to life as a private citizen.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Watchdogs Praise NJ for Post-Storm Voting

Election Watchdogs Praise NJ for Post-Storm Voting

When state officials changed election procedures on the fly so people displaced by last week's massive storm would have a chance to vote, the directives triggered confusion for voters and local...

Nov 7, 2012

Christie: Hope Romney Continues to "Be a Voice" in Public Life

Christie: Hope Romney Continues to "Be a Voice" in Public Life

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses his disappointment over Gov. Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election and says he hopes he continues to "be a voice" in public life in the country.

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4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

A brother and sister, both 4 years old, died Sunday after a fire erupted in a Far Rockaway home, officials said. Officials said the two siblings died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have identified the boy...

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

A former police officer who was once honored as a hero is facing charges after authorities say he shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookyn man who landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey has died.

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the eye on a Queens subway platform Sunday, police said.

16-Year Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

16-Year Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

FBI officials say officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at...

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her small dog and flat-screen TV that allegedly were stolen during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the woman told police...