NPR Topics: Election 2012
San Diego Voters Elect Republican Mayor To Fill Filner's Term
The special election was held after Democratic Mayor Bob Filner resigned. He was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment.
Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government
Though wrung of much of the drama of his historic first inauguration, President Obama's efficient, specific and, at times, soaring address outshone his first with allusions to Lincoln, King and Kennedy. Speech experts and presidential historians weigh...
As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom'
"Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness," he says. "But it does require us to act in...
An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight
The Smithsonian recently uncovered the menu from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural ball, and it provides an interesting look at how different the celebrations were just 148 years ago.
For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears
Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker...
Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2012
George McGovern, Arlen Specter, Warren Rudman, Dan Inouye ... just some of the political giants who died in 2012. This week's super-sized Political Junkie column is dedicated to their memory.
Obama, Romney Each Raised More Than $1 Billion
The final fundraising numbers from this election season were filed on Thursday.
2012 Election The Most Expensive In History
Robert Siegel talks to Tom Hamburger of The Washington Post, and Melanie Mason of The Los Angeles Times about how much money campaign consultants made from the presidential election this year.
How To Oust A Congressman, SuperPAC-Style
Think superPACs were a waste of wealthy donors' money this election season? Consider how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's superPAC was able to help engineer an upset in one congressional race outside Los Angeles.
Democrats Poised To Pick Up Seats In Final House Tally
Two weeks after Election Day, it appears the partisan makeup of the new House of Representatives will be 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, although the outcome is not yet official in two states. That would be a gain of eight seats for the minority...
Tea Party Favorite Allen West Concedes Florida Race
Two weeks after votes were cast, Tea Party firebrand Allen West conceded he lost his Florida Congressional race to Democrat Patrick Murphy. He was one of just a few Tea Party activists to be defeated.
Both Sides Itching For A Confirmation Fight Over Susan Rice
The election is over. Or is it? Both sides look ready to start fighting again should President Obama nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
Republican Lock On Florida's Cuban-American Vote May Be Over
For those reading tea leaves from the presidential election, here's something else to digest from the swing state of Florida: There are signs that the long relationship between politically active Cuban-Americans and the Republican Party is beginning...
Looking Back On 2012 Election Technology
The country knew who its next president would be late in the evening of Election Day. But despite a nationwide push to electronic voting, some municipalities took days longer to finish counting their votes. Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for...
A Look At America's Election Day 2012 Report Card
Melissa Block talks with Charles Stewart of the Voting Technology Project at MIT about Election Day 2012, how it compared to past Election Days, and how the process could improve for 2016 and beyond.
Some Arizona Counties Still Counting Ballots
The wheels of democracy turn slowly in Arizona. The state is still counting ballots from Election Day in a number of counties — and a number of races hang in the balance.
Tea Party Assessing Damage From Election 2012?
One group that's picking up the pieces after the election is the Tea Party. Host Michel Martin talks to Tea Party Patriots' Shelby Blakely about what went wrong, and what's next for Tea Party activists.
Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff
President Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory...
Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The Deficit
Virtually everyone agrees that allowing the nation to fall off the so-called fiscal cliff would be a bad thing. Government programs would be cut, taxes would rise, and experts say the economy would fall back into recession. And after all that, the...
Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game
Some Republicans say Romney's loss is partly the fault of conservative media that kept overstating the candidate's real strength.
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