2012 Presidential Election

Obama wins Florida, topping Romney 332-206 in electoral tally

President Barack Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206.

Sandy upends final week of presidential race

President Barack Obama canceled events to stay in Washington, while the GOP campaign was back on Tuesday with events in the critical Midwestern swing states of Ohio and Iowa, albeit with changes to the program.

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

With a little more than a week remaining before the Nov. 6 general election, some voters might still be undecided about their choice for president. Here is a look at the views of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on some of the key issues.

Obama and Romney on jobs

Barack Obama plans to create more jobs by using some of the money saved by ending wars to build roads, bridges and other public projects. Mitt Romney stated his goal is to put 12 million unemployed Americans back to work in the next four years.

Obama and Romney on abortion

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney differ on their abortion stances. Obama thinks abortion is a personal, nonpolitical issue, and Romney wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade and leave it up to the states to determine their own abortion laws.

Obama and Romney on China

Barack Obama has sought penalties against China for unfair trade practices, and Mitt Romney said the country is taking unfair advantage of U.S. manufacturers.

Obama and Romney on Afghanistan

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have similar stances on the war in Afghanistan. Both want the war to end by 2014.

Obama and Romney on the Middle East

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have varying views on the situation in the Middle East.

Obama and Romney on spending and taxes

Barack Obama says he will reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years. Mitt Romney says he will cut the deficit and get the national debt under control.

Obama and Romney on education

Obama believes the solution to the growing costs of college tuition can be addressed through increased funding for federal programs for college students. Romney believes the decision on how to address education costs should belong to the states.

Obama and Romney on energy

Obama plans to end government subsidies for oil companies and develop domestic production of natural gas. Romney plans to get "America and North America energy independent" by more oil drilling and permits.

Obama and Romney on defense spending

Barack Obama plans to cut $487 billion in defense spending, and Mitt Romney plans to set defense spending at a floor of 4 percent of the nation's GDP.

Obama and Romney on health care

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have opposing visions of federal health policy.  

Obama and Romney on same-sex marriage

Mitt Romney believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage.

Obama and Romney on Iran

Both candidates plan to take action against Iran if necessary to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Social nets grab 'horses and bayonets' debate line

Obama's "horses and bayonets" statement takes off on social network sites.


Five things to watch for in vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden is seeking to regain momentum, while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes his debut on the national debate stage.

Presidential race rumbles into final four weeks

Both candidates try to shore up voters in key swing states and raise as much money as possible going into the final stretch of campaign season.

LIVE VIDEO: Obama, Romney meet in first presidential debate

YouTube is providing live video of tonight's presidential debate from the University of Denver. The debate is scheduled for 8 to 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The focus of tonight's debate is domestic policy.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: 5 things to watch for

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in a debate airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.