Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations
Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for
Gen Y: Listen up, GOP
The 2012 election was embarrassing for the Republican Party, and the biggest group of people pointing and laughing came from one of the largest voting blocs:
Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana
The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality:
Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year
Dictionary look-ups of malarkey represented the largest spike of a single word on the website by percentage, at 3,000 percent, in a single 24-hour period this
Yahoo's top 10 searches of 2012
List reveals political battles were more important than celebrities this year in Yahoo searches.
Turkey, pie and politics? T-Day family friction
Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought:
What the Veep? Top 5 Bidenisms of Election 2012
It was a long, drama-filled presidential election, but at the end of the day, Americans could count on Vice President Joe Biden peppering in zingers and gaffes
Face of US changing; elections to look different
It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics — the changing face of America.
Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit
President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction
Gen Y: How the young vote was won
To get young voters to the polls this year, candidates had to get more creative than a 10-second attack ad before a YouTube video of the honey badger.
Fla. counting last presidential votes; Obama leads
Florida is counting its final presidential ballots as President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead in the state.
Obama's big Hispanic win worries GOP
Hispanic voted 71 percent in support for Obama, putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously court the nation's largest minority group if they want
Celebrities air post-election feelings online
Mariah Carey was so excited about President Barack Obama's re-election that she released a new song in his honor, while Romney supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Michelle Obama picked Kors for Election Night
As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago early Wednesday morning, she accepted her role not only as first lady but fashion tastemaker for
Dow loses 313 in post-election sell-off
Wall Street greeted a second Obama term the way it greeted the first. Investors dumped stocks Wednesday in the sharpest sell-off of the year.
It's a 50-50 nation, give or take
The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems
Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes
Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and
Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House
President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in 2013 that has bedeviled efforts to enact his major
Puerto Ricans opt for statehood in referendum
A slim majority of Puerto Ricans sought to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state in a non-binding referendum that would
Photos: Obama wins
President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in a hard-fought race.
Turnout shaping up to be lower than 2008
A drop in voter turnout in Tuesday's election didn't keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term in the White House.
Global candidate: Obama was world's clear choice
He won, and the word "phew" trended worldwide on Twitter. Despite a hard-fought campaign in the United States, there was never any contest overseas.
Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government
President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high
Obama wins but Washington unchanged
President Barack Obama's victory means his economic vision is still alive and about to drive the political conversation with his adversaries. The legacy of