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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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,...

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.

Nov 8, 2012

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Nov 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal cliff”...

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Driver Shot Multiple Times on Eisenhower Expressway

Driver Shot Multiple Times on Eisenhower Expressway

Illinois State Police said it's investigating a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway during rush hour traffic Friday morning.

Former White Sox Pitcher Billy Pierce Dies

Former White Sox Pitcher Billy Pierce Dies

Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday. He was 88.

'I'm Proud': Man Accused in CPD Officer's 2010 Killing Testifies

'I'm Proud': Man Accused in CPD Officer's 2010 Killing Testifies

A man on trial in the shooting death of Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg took the witness stand and said he's proud he killed the officer.

Reports: Cubs Acquire Dan Haren in Trade With Marlins

Reports: Cubs Acquire Dan Haren in Trade With Marlins

The Chicago Cubs are looking to fill some holes in their roster, and they made a move on Friday as they reportedly acquired Dan Haren in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

Hillary and Bill Clinton Earn Nearly $142M Since 2007

Hillary and Bill Clinton Earn Nearly $142M Since 2007

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned nearly $142 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax...

Lollapalooza Kicks Off Weekend of Music in Grant Park

Lollapalooza Kicks Off Weekend of Music in Grant Park

Lollapalooza begins Friday, kicking off three days of music and dancing in Chicago’s Grant Park.