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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

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 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.

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.

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, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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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$10K Reward for Suspects in 4-Year-Old Boy's Shooting

$10K Reward for Suspects in 4-Year-Old Boy's Shooting

Chicago police are searching for suspects after a young boy was shot in the face in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday night.

Istanbul Attack Death Toll Rises as Airport Reopens

Istanbul Attack Death Toll Rises as Airport Reopens

Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack left dozens dead and scores wounded in the international arrivals hall, NBC News reported.

Former Colts RB Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Former Colts RB Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.

2 Facing Charges After Being Shot by Deputy

2 Facing Charges After Being Shot by Deputy

Bond was set at $1 million for one of two men who were shot by an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy who witnessed them shooting at a vehicle Sunday night in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

Plans for Surf Park at North Side Beach Halted

Plans for Surf Park at North Side Beach Halted

Plans for a surf park at Montrose Beach have been wiped out.  Chicago Surf proposed an on-land surf park as part several renovations to the Wilson Avenue beach house on the city’s North...

'Emaciated' Child Leads to Arrest of Parents

'Emaciated' Child Leads to Arrest of Parents

An Indiana couple was arrested Tuesday — two years after police removed their "extremely emaciated" 12-year-old from their home, NBC News Reported. The child weighed just 23 pounds at the time and was disabled,...