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2016 US elections

More than 26 million US voters have cast early ballots, nearly twice as high as a week before 2012 election, according to NBC News analysis

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2012 US elections

Deputy manager of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential bid sentenced to 3 months in prison for campaign finance violations - AP

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2012 US elections

John Tate, former Ron Paul campaign manager, sentenced to 2 years probation, community service, 6 months house arrest, $10,000 fine for role in 2012 scandal - @GrantMRodgers

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2012 US elections

Photo: Former Ron Paul aide Jesse Benton leaves federal courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, after being sentenced to 2 years probation in connection to secret payments to secure 2012 endorsement from Iowa state senator - @mzamoraphoto via @GrantMRodgers

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2012 US elections

Ex-aide Jesse Benton sentenced to 2 years probation for role in 2012 Ron Paul Iowa endorsement scandal - @GrantMRodgers

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2012 US elections

Donald Trump super PAC strategist found guilty of 2012 campaign-finance violations related to Ron Paul campaign; 2 other Paul aides also found guilty - Washington Post

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Ted Cruz

More: GOP candidate Ted Cruz' loan from Goldman Sachs was used toward 2012 Senate campaign, @nytimes report finds

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2012 US elections

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul's allies indicted on conspiracy charges from Ron Paul's 2012 campaign - @nationaljournal

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Minnesota dentist who killed lion in Zimbabwe donated to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign - @thehill

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Internal Revenue Service

US Office of Special Counsel: IRS employee suspended 100 days for urging tax hotline callers to vote for Obama in 2012 - statement via @jamiedupree

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Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney gathers top advisers for campaign reunion in Utah - @washingtonpost

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2012 US elections

Poll: Registered voters divide numerically in Mitt Romney's favor, 49-45, if given a mulligan for the 2012 presidential election - @abc, @washingtonpost

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2012 US elections

Former White House chief of staff denies President Obama considered dumping Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton on 2012 ticket - @washingtonpost

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2012 Iowa caucuses

US House ethics committee announces it is investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann - @AP

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2012 US elections

Report: Mitt Romney voted against launching a 2012 bid in family poll, new book reveals - @HuffPostPol

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2012 US elections

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa says IRS targeting conservative groups is 'unconscionable'; House committee to follow up on report - @TPM

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2012 US elections

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell calls for 'government-wide review' following IRS saying they targeted conservative groups during election - statement via @NBCNews

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2012 US elections

IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 2012 election - @AP

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2012 US elections

Felony counts dismissed against man accused of trashing voter registrations forms in Virginia - @NBC29

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2012 US elections

Michele Bachmann faces congressional ethics probe for alleged misuse of campaign funds - @washingtonpost

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