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 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

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 people...

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 to...

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 daughters,"...

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.

Top Stories
1 Dead in Rash of Brooklyn Shootings: Police

1 Dead in Rash of Brooklyn Shootings: Police

Four Shootings in Brooklyn left one man dead and four people wounded, police said Saturday.

4th Death in Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC: Health Officials

4th Death in Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC: Health Officials

A fourth person has died in what the New York City Health Department is describing as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Saturday.

FAA Investigates After 2 Planes Report Drone Near JFK

FAA Investigates After 2 Planes Report Drone Near JFK

Two airplanes attempting to land at a New York airport on Friday reported seeing a drone flying near them, and one of them had a close call with the unmanned aircraft, according to the FAA.

Stranger Chokes 2 Women in Park Slope, Flashes a Third: NYPD

Stranger Chokes 2 Women in Park Slope, Flashes a Third: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who choked two women in a popular Brooklyn neighborhood and flashed a third victim over the past several weeks.

Cecil the Lion's Brother Feared Dead: Conservation Group

Cecil the Lion's Brother Feared Dead: Conservation Group

The brother of a famed lion that was killed by an American dentist in early July was feared dead after a conservation group said it had been fatally shot. "It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just...

Central Park Robber Choked Victim: NYPD

Central Park Robber Choked Victim: NYPD

Police are searching for a Central Park robber who choked his victim into unconsciousness before making off with his wallet and backpack.