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2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin fired back at Donald Trump this afternoon following reports he routinely referred to the deaf actress as "retarded" during her 2011 appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice."

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

President Obama spoke to supporters in Chicago Tuesday after winning a second term in the White House.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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Tracking the Color of Rio's Green Pools Day by Day

The color of the two pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been a...View gallery

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

NBC News projected that Democrats would hold 53 seats in the next Senate, in addition to the consistent support of Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the possible support of newly-elected Independent...

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
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By BJ Lutz

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Alex Okrent, 29, died in July after collapsing at President Barack Obama's 2012 headquarters in Chicago.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Spokesman confirmed Tuesday that personal information for more than 1,000 had been exposed online but denied a report from a security firm that the breach affected more than one million voters.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
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By Edward McClelland

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

That's still not as impressive as Philadelphia, where Romney received no votes in 59 precincts.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

NBC News has declared Saturday that President Barack Obama won Florida, giving him a final electoral vote tally of 332 to Mitt Romney’s 206.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

Now that the afterglow of his reelection victory has faded, President Barack Obama is getting back to work in Washington on Thursday — and has the daunting challenge of the imminent fiscal cliff to contend with,...

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

The president spoke for about five minutes into a microphone while hundreds of volunteers, many of whom climbed desks to get a better vantage point, listened intently.

Top Stories
Gun Range With Bar Attached Proposed in West Suburb
Gun Range With Bar Attached Proposed in West Suburb

Some west suburban residents are hoping their village officials will put a stop to a unique gun range that would also sell alcohol to its customers.

Man Removed From United Flight With 'Minimal' Force: Officer
Man Removed From United Flight With 'Minimal' Force: Officer

Authorities on Monday released a series of documents detailing the moment a Kentucky doctor was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago earlier this month.

Married Couple Die 40 Minutes Apart, Hand in Hand: Report
Married Couple Die 40 Minutes Apart, Hand in Hand: Report

A couple married for 69 years from Skokie died 40 minutes apart from one another, hand in hand, at Highland Park Hospital, the Daily Herald reports.

Man Fatally Shot By Police Hours After Bonding Out of Jail
Man Fatally Shot By Police Hours After Bonding Out of Jail

A police officer fatally shot a man Saturday during a traffic stop in Portage, Indiana after the suspect rammed into the officer’s vehicle and “tried to run him over,” the department’s police chief says.

Trump Backs Away From Demand for Border Wall Money
Trump Backs Away From Demand for Border Wall Money

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of...

Family Dog Shot in Head After Escaping Yard of Chicago Home
Family Dog Shot in Head After Escaping Yard of Chicago Home

A family is devastated after their beloved dog Luna was shot in the head after escaping their yard on Chicago’s Southwest Side.