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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Autopsy Results Released in Suburban Father's Death

Autopsy Results Released in Suburban Father's Death

The death of a husband and father of two whose body was found in a suburban forest preserve Wednesday, two days after he disappeared, has been ruled a suicide, according to autopsy results.

Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

The 2017 NHL draft is coming to Chicago.

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

A 16-year-old girl was shot Thursday morning half a block from her home while she walked to school in Chicago, police said.

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

Three “edge weapons” were used to carry out a gruesome murder of six family members in their Gage Park neighborhood home, police said.

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night. The former secretary of state is banking...

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Illinois is one of nine states that hit a 12-year low Thursday. Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Dakota are also on that lucky list.