The 2012 Election

The 2012 election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Congressional, state and presidential elections will be held nationwide. Agencies and the federal workforce continue to be hot-button issues for candidates.

Analysis: Obama is using the permacampaign to change Washington from the outside

December 11, 2012 The president aims to win the fiscal-cliff debate the same he won the election -- barnstorming through battleground states and email-blasting supporters.

The final election receipts exceeded $2 billion

December 7, 2012 The Romney campaign had a surge of $86 million raised between October 18 and November 26.

The Plum Book web app is searchable and mobile-native.

The 'Plum Book' is out in print and digital formats

December 3, 2012 2012 edition features searchable Web app.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan meet up in D.C.

November 29, 2012 Romney was in town for lunch with President Obama.

“As he seeks to replace Cabinet officers, I would urge him to seek people with managerial experience in [running] large, complex organizations,” Elaine Kamarck said Wednesday.

Mr. President: Look inside agencies for leaders

November 28, 2012 Obama should tap talented agency personnel with management know-how in second term, say two former government officials.

Obama, Romney to meet Thursday at the White House

November 28, 2012 President has said he's interested in his former opponent's ideas on government reform.

Feds worry transition to second Obama term will break their stride

November 26, 2012 Key concerns are lack of transparency and communication from leaders, survey finds.

Senate moves to Defense bill, sort of

November 15, 2012 Real work may begin after Thanksgiving.

No honeymoon period ahead for Obama

November 15, 2012 At press conference, no time to savor solid victory and no claim to exaggerated mandate.

Obama seeks Romney's help on government reform

November 14, 2012 On the campaign trail, Romney pledged to consolidate and possibly eliminate whole agencies.

Ryan: No mandate for Obama in election

November 14, 2012 The Wisconsin congressman maintains objections to raising taxes.

Poll: Majority bracing for spending cuts and tax hikes in January

November 14, 2012 Americans would blame congressional Republicans over Obama.

Wearing campaign shirts no longer violates Hatch Act, OSC says

November 9, 2012 Feds still prohibited from canvassing for party or group.

Analysis: A perfect new mission for Eric Holder

November 9, 2012 The attorney general has the chance to build a lasting legacy as a defender of voting rights. How? By leaving his current post to take up a new one.

Senate leader says he's ready to deal, suggests House speaker is too

November 7, 2012 Reid says Americans are 'tired of partisan gridlock.'

Obama and Romney Offer Dueling Closing Arguments in Op-Eds

November 2, 2012 CNN is giving both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney a chance to spell out their "vision for America."

Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein funded the film.

Bin Laden raid movie features Obama

October 24, 2012 Democratic fundraiser and director claim film is not politically motivated.

Vice presidential candidates square off after debate

October 23, 2012 Ryan calls Obama's approach 'naive,' Biden says Romney mostly agrees with president.

Post-debate polls of voters declare Romney the winner

October 4, 2012 Romney also improved image, likeability say uncommitted voters.

Romney slams Obama’s approach as 'trickle-down government'

October 3, 2012 Candidates spar over role of government but don’t give specific federal workforce proposals much air time.