City | 2:10 am | November 8, 2012 | By Amy Wang

After Election Day, Yalies dominate government

Many Yalies enjoyed success at the polls on Election Night.

As President Barack Obama takes one more term in Washington, D.C., more than a dozen Yale alums are also headed for political office. The night saw a victory for many Yale graduates in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown ’74 (D) was re-elected to the Senate and Rhode Island Congressman »

City | 3:44 am | November 7, 2012 | By Yale Daily News

TTL: Scenes from Election Day 2012

Yale Daily News reporters and photographers snapped photos documenting Election Day 2012 on campus and in Chicago, Ill.; Boston, Mass.; Hartford, Conn. and Stamford, Conn.

City | 2:12 am | November 7, 2012 | By Dhruv Aggarwal

New legislation sweeps states

Last night, voters across 38 states expressed their opinions on more than 176 pieces of legislation. From the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland, Election Day saw sweeping changes in the laws of several states. Colorado and Washington became the first »

City | 11:47 pm | November 6, 2012 | By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

UPDATED: Obama re-elected, Dems control Senate

President Barack Obama was re-elected Tuesday night.

After a long campaign, President Barack Obama was reelected to a second term on Tuesday. Major news networks — including NBC, Fox News and CNN — called the election shortly after 11:15 p.m. after Obama was projected to win Iowa and Ohio, putting him over the required 270 electoral votes to return to the White »

City | 9:29 pm | November 6, 2012 | By Jessica Hallam

Murphy beats McMahon in Senate race

Chris Murphy defeated Linda McMahon on Tuesday to clinch the Conn. Senate seat.

Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy defeated Republican rival McMahon in Connecticut’s Senate race to become the state’s new Senator-elect. The Associated Press reported Murphy’s victory at 8:30 Tuesday night, settling one of the most closely-watched Senate races in the country, as it may determine majority control in the Senate. The battle between Murphy and McMahon proved »