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 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American...

Nov 7, 2012

Murphy Beats McMahon for Conn. Senate Seat

Murphy Beats McMahon for Conn. Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy says his U.S. Senate win over Republican Linda McMahon proves that what matters is the measure of ideas and not the measure of one's wallet.

Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Nov 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren took back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat for Democrats after unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown, helping her party hang onto its majority in the chamber and becoming the first woman...

Nov 7, 2012

Disputes Begin After Vote for NY Senate Control

Disputes Begin After Vote for NY Senate Control

Democrats and Republicans are both claiming they've won control of the New York state Senate as weeks of counting paper ballots and likely legal challenges begin.

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 7, 2012

NY Senate Control Still Not Decided After Election

NY Senate Control Still Not Decided After Election

Deciding who has enough votes to control New York's state Senate could be two weeks away until absentee ballots are counted in some races, and it could be weeks after that before senators select a leader.

Nov 7, 2012

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama's victory speech included a heartfelt thank you to First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.

Nov 7, 2012

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine and Maryland made history Tuesday, approving gay marriage by popular vote, according to NBC News projections.

Nov 7, 2012

3 NY Seats in Congress Switch Parties; Dems Get 2

3 NY Seats in Congress Switch Parties; Dems Get 2

Three of New York's seats in Congress switched parties Tuesday night, with Democrats taking two seats from Republicans and Republicans taking one from Democrats in hard-fought races.

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Hundreds Attend Wake for Man Who Died in Police Custody

Hundreds Attend Wake for Man Who Died in Police Custody

Hundreds of friends, family members and advocates are expected to gather in Brooklyn for the funeral of 43-year-old Eric Garner, the man who died last week after the NYPD allegedly put him in a chokehold...

4 Young Adults Sought in Brooklyn Bridge Flags Probe: Officials

4 Young Adults Sought in Brooklyn Bridge Flags Probe: Officials

Police say the four people captured on video entering Brooklyn Bridge around the time two bleached-white American flags were planted there appear to be in their early 20s, and one was carrying what appears to be...

FAA Extends Ban on U.S. Flights to Israel as Conflict Rages

FAA Extends Ban on U.S. Flights to Israel as Conflict Rages

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of missile attacks following a rocket strike that forced the diversion of...

Infants Get Herpes After Ritual Jewish Circumcisions: Officials

Infants Get Herpes After Ritual Jewish Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says.

StubHub Users Targeted in $10 Million Hack Scam

StubHub Users Targeted in $10 Million Hack Scam

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events -- from Yankee games to Jay-Z concerts -- through the online ticket reseller in a $10...

NYC Is Least Happy City in America: Study

NYC Is Least Happy City in America: Study

People living in the Big Apple are in rotten moods more often than people in other cities, according to a new study.