U.S. Election 2012
  • The northwestern hub of liberalism joins Maine, Minnesota, and Maryland, all of which voted Tuesday to back same-sex marriage rights.

    State Rep. Laurie Jinkins introduces her partner of 24 years, Laura Wulf, right, and her son Wulf Jinkins, foreground, to the crowd at an election night party for Democrats held at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, Wash, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • Jaylen Williams, left, and Sean Tyus walk past a homemade Obama sign on their way to school, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. President Barack Obama captured a second White House term on Tuesday over the challenge by Republican Mitt Romney.

    A conservative Republican majority in the House of Representatives ensures his legislation will continue to face roadblocks galore.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 5:00 AM EST