After Tuesday’s elections here is the outcome: President Obama was elected to four more years, we have a Republican House, and a Democratic Senate. So, it looks a lot like the last four years looked. The same three men are in charge: President Obama, House majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
So will Washington actually do anything this time around? Or will they continue the same obstructionism and bickering we've seen without reaching a compromise? read more
Politico’s Jonathan Allen explains why the GOP needs to start courting minority groups and The Cycle hosts discuss the “soul searching” that the party will most likely undergo in the immediate future. watch
The New Republic’s Nate Cohn joins The Cycle to talk about the best and the worst of the poll data, how polls were “the 12th man on the field in this election,” and just how close The Cycle host’s election maps were to the actual results. watch
After listening to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, address the country, former Gov. Ed Rendell joins The Cycle to talk about if there will be continued obstruction or newfound bipartisan “balanced approach” in Congress. watch
The election for change seems to have brought us some semblance of the status quo in the form of an Obama White House, a Democrat-controlled Senate, and GOP majority in the House. But will the status quo extend to the gridlock we saw in the 112th Congress? read more
Now that the race for the White House is over, you can return to your normal timeline of checking your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Social media was ubiquitous throughout this election. During the first presidential debate in Denver a record number of 10.3 million tweets was sent out. Before the tv pundits had spoken a word, the conventional wisdom had already coalesced. The second and third debates drew fewer tweets, but still hefty numbers: 7.2 million tweets sent out during the second presidential debate and for the third debate, 6.5 million tweets. read more
Steve Kornacki is in Manassas, Virginia covering the election. He gives his fellow Cycle hosts a historical run-down of past voting in the state and tries to give an idea of what to expect when the polls close at 7 p.m. ET on Election Night. watch
NBC News’ Peter Alexander from Boston and Kristen Welker from Chicago report on morale from both Obama and Romney teams, and Matt Viser of The Boston Globe and the Chicago Sun Times’ Mary Mitchell discuss the excitement brewing in the cities that the... watch
Though most people have been paying most of their attention to presidential race, Election Day is not only about who will win the White House. When you walk into the voting booth, you’ll also have the opportunity to cast ballots for your local and state officials, as well as for some of your representatives in the House and Senate. As we all gear up to see how the presidential race will be decided, it is important to remember that the demographics of the House and Senate could change for the next two years as well. read more
In these final hours of the 2012 elections, there is little left to say. Decisions have been made, ballots have been cast and there is nothing left to do but wait. In the interim of voting and final tallies this leaves plenty of time for reflection upon the campaigns that were.