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

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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,"...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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
Woman, 48, Fatally Stabbed at Brooklyn YWCA

Woman, 48, Fatally Stabbed at Brooklyn YWCA

A woman living in a Brooklyn YWCA was fatally stabbed by another resident Saturday morning, according to police and the non-profit.

Air Show Pilots Pay Tribute to Comrade

Air Show Pilots Pay Tribute to Comrade

Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey a day earlier.

Officials Recover Small Vintage Plane From Hudson

Officials Recover Small Vintage Plane From Hudson

Officials removed a small vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed in to the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey Friday evening, killing the pilot onboard.

Off-Duty Cop Trades Gunshots with Thieves Who Robbed Him: NYPD

Off-Duty Cop Trades Gunshots with Thieves Who Robbed Him: NYPD

An off-duty NYPD officer traded gunshots with a gang of thieves who had robbed him early Saturday morning in Brooklyn, police said.

Sanders Warns Clinton on Running Mate Pick

Sanders Warns Clinton on Running Mate Pick

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sent a warning to rival Hillary Clinton again about her pick for a running mate. During an interview to air on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders doubled...

Woman Hit by Bus, Likely to Lose Legs: Police

Woman Hit by Bus, Likely to Lose Legs: Police

A woman struck by a bus Saturday afternoon in New Jersey was said by police to be in critical condition and likely to lose both legs.