February 11, 2013 The Republican Party, having lost its second consecutive presidential election, is struggling for an answer. In the past, the divisions were about ideology. This time, it's about tactics — and who decides which are the correct tactics to take. And that has created more division.
January 4, 2013 At a joint session of Congress, the Electoral College votes from each state were read aloud.
December 24, 2012 The 2012 Republican presidential nominee had to be convinced by his family to get into the race, his son tells the Boston Globe. "He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," Tagg Romney says.
December 3, 2012 The city and the state of Utah want the 2026 Winter Games. Ten years ago, a successful Olympics there helped launch Mitt Romney's political career.
November 29, 2012 President Obama hosted his recently ousted rival, Mitt Romney, for their first post-election meeting Thursday at the White House, a lunch of turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.
November 28, 2012 It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
November 14, 2012 The Republican presidential nominee said President Obama's outreach to African-Americans, Hispanics and young people caused them to vote for him. But the comments have been described as "absolutely wrong" by Louisiana's GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal.
November 14, 2012 The Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.
November 12, 2012 This past election may have been about jobs. But there was a more profound question at issue: coming to grips with the collapse of the myth that we all go it alone. Commentator Alva Noë says this myth has distorted our politics and that President Obama was right to take aim at it.
November 12, 2012 The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.
November 10, 2012 Volunteers say the campaign's high-tech get-out-the-vote effort, called Project ORCA, was plagued by logistical problems and a broken app that failed when they needed it most — on Election Day.
November 9, 2012 The reasons include a stronger economy and a better-run campaign, readers say. Many also say Republicans just didn't have the right message. And, some argue, the news media favored the president.
November 8, 2012 From full protection and full entourage, the losing presidential candidate quickly goes back to reality. When he returned home early Wednesday from his concession speech, GOP nominee Mitt Romney rode in the back seat of a car driven by his son. Secret Service agents were on their way elsewhere.
November 8, 2012 The president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.
November 7, 2012 Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney's defeat wasn't seen as a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer to run a competent enough campaign to defeat a vulnerable incumbent.