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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Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

An infant is in “very critical” condition after he was left in a hot car in southwest suburban Joliet for roughly two hours Tuesday.

Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing, Tillman Tweets Experience

Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing, Tillman Tweets Experience

An American Airlines flight traveling from Chicago O’Hare to Charlotte made an emergency landing Tuesday night due to a mechanical issue.

What Caregivers Need To Know About Car Seat Expiration Dates

What Caregivers Need To Know About Car Seat Expiration Dates

A new mom receives a car seat as a baby gift and learns it expired 2 years ago. Why don’t many caregivers know car seats expire? What the retailer, industry groups and safety experts have to say about it? NBC 5...

Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash

Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash

A 6-year-old boy was killed and 7 others were injured when a church bus rolled over in Northwest Indiana Tuesday.

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

The Afghan government confirmed Wednesday it was looking into reports that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died. Rumors have circulated for years that the leader of the militant group that ruled...

ME: Mom Found Dead With 3 Kids Was Strangled to Death

ME: Mom Found Dead With 3 Kids Was Strangled to Death

A young mother and her three children whose bodies were found inside a home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood were strangled to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.