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 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.

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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Woman Arrested in Brooklyn Bridge Assault on Cops

Woman Arrested in Brooklyn Bridge Assault on Cops

Police say they have arrested another suspect as part of an aggressive manhunt for suspects in an assault on two officers during a protest over the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner.

School Bus Carrying Children Crashes into Building: FDNY

School Bus Carrying Children Crashes into Building: FDNY

Fifteen children were on a New York City school bus when it collided with a yellow cab and a livery cab in Queens, sending it crashing into a building, police said.

Caregiver Charged With NY Boy's Murder

Caregiver Charged With NY Boy's Murder

A 19-year-old who sparked a manhunt when she claimed two masked intruders abducted a 5-year-old boy from a home in upstate New York has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling the boy.

Firefighter Critically Hurt in Long Island House Fire

Firefighter Critically Hurt in Long Island House Fire

A firefighter was critically injured while battling a house fire on Long Island early Friday morning, officials said.

Long Island Man Attacked Baby During Robbery: Police

Long Island Man Attacked Baby During Robbery: Police

A suburban New York man is being held on $500,000 bail after police say he injured a baby during a robbery.

NYPD Officer Suspended in Teen Punch Caught on Cam

NYPD Officer Suspended in Teen Punch Caught on Cam

The NYPD says its internal affairs bureau is investigating after video was posted online showing a plainclothes officer repeatedly punching a teen suspect as other officers tried to arrest him.