November 9, 2012 Many of the minority groups central to President Obama's victory had long supported Democrats. But he's the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.
November 9, 2012 Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that. But the Electoral College split was another story.
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 9, 2012 Election night results fell within the margin of error for many of the best-known national polls, including several that had faced regular criticism during the election season.
November 9, 2012 "Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.
November 9, 2012 "What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."
November 8, 2012 A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
November 8, 2012 It only took two extra days, but Florida's Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.
November 8, 2012 The election problems in Florida that kept the nation waiting more than a month for the outcome of the presidential race back in 2000 have largely been resolved. But the state has come up with a whole new set of difficulties that led to long lines and another slow count.