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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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 is in custody, suspected of shooting and killing his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.

Brooklyn Man Charged After Body Found in Storage Container

Brooklyn Man Charged After Body Found in Storage Container

Authorities charged a 24-year-old man with murder Sunday after police discovered a dead body that had been repeatedly stabbed and stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container in Brooklyn.

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 television that allegedly were stolen during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the...

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Most participants showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.

Advocates Make Push to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Advocates Make Push to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.