Washington (CNN) – The electoral map is changing, and the 2012 presidential election is proof.
While many of the shifts favor the Democrats, some benefit the GOP.
(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner posted his first tweet Wednesday since resigning nearly 18 months ago over a scandal involving lewd photos and messages he sent via Twitter.
The former Democratic congressman's new tweet simply included a link to a YouTube video raising awareness for the storm-ruined Rockaways, a peninsula that partly falls in his old congressional district in Queens and Brooklyn.
youtube.com/watch?v=olFory…— Anthony Weiner (@RepWeiner) November 07, 2012
(CNN) – Montana Sen. John Tester successfully fought off a challenge from six-term Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg in a hotly contested race marked by heavy outside spending on negative advertising, CNN projects Wednesday.
Republicans considered the seat a possible pick up in their attempt to win control of the Senate.
(CNN) – After weeks of touting a robust army of foot soldiers charging ahead with GOP get-out-the-vote efforts, Virginia governor and a top surrogate for the Republican ticket Bob McDonnell conceded that President Barack Obama's campaign trumped Republicans on the ground game.
CNN projected that Obama would win re-election late Tuesday night, besting Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the swing state of Virginia by three points. With 97% of precincts ballots in, Obama pulled ahead – 51% to Romney's 48%.
New York (CNNMoney) - The battle over health care reform is over.
President Obama's re-election will neutralize efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010 and one of the signature policy changes of his first term.
(CNN) – For many conservative Christian leaders, it was a nightmare scenario: Barack Obama decisively re-elected Same-sex marriage adopted by voters in some states. Rigorously anti-abortion candidates defeated in conservative red states.
On multiple levels, Tuesday’s election results seemed to mark a dramatic rejection of the Christian right’s agenda, eight years after the movement helped sweep President George W. Bush into a second term and opened the era of state bans on same-sex marriage.
(CNN) – The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday she expects Florida, which has yet to be called for either presidential candidate, to fall in President Barack Obama's column.
"I think later this morning, you'll see the opportunity to change that from yellow to blue. The numbers have moved in President Obama's direction," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's also a U.S. congresswoman from Florida, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Obama narrowly carried the Sunshine State in 2008, beating Sen. John McCain by three percent.
Washington (CNN) – The 2012 presidential election shattered spending records, further polarized a divided country and launched a thousand hashtags. The race appeared to be a nail-biter going into Tuesday night but in the end, it came down to the state that most had been saying for weeks that it would – Ohio.
Here are five things we learned from Tuesday
(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who predicted Mitt Romney would win the presidential election in a clear victory, conceded Wednesday morning that his expectations were off.
"I was wrong," Gingrich said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
(CNN) – Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited end of the election.
But in the lightning speed world of today's politics, the hours since President Barack Obama's re-election victory have allowed the conversation to shift - from what happened to what's next.