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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, 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

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, 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

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...

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.

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.

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Early Morning Shooting Shuts Down Portion of Westbound I-290

Early Morning Shooting Shuts Down Portion of Westbound I-290

A man was killed and a woman was injured in an early morning shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway near the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood Thursday. Just before 6 a.m., Illinois State Police...

National Coffee Day: Where To Get Free Coffee

National Coffee Day: Where To Get Free Coffee

Waking up will be a little easier for caffeine fiends.

Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better

Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better

Two days after the first presidential debate, top aides and people close to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admit the candidate's performance was subpar and that he must dramatically improve in his...

Dream Honeymoon Turned To Traveling Nightmare, Newlyweds Say

Dream Honeymoon Turned To Traveling Nightmare, Newlyweds Say

Two honeymooners who were married earlier this month say their dream trip to Punta Cana turned into a nightmare.

At Least 3 Dead, Up to 100 Hurt in Hoboken Train Crash

At Least 3 Dead, Up to 100 Hurt in Hoboken Train Crash

At least three people died and up to 100 were hurt, some of them critically, when an NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal...

CTU Announces Plan to Strike on Oct. 11

CTU Announces Plan to Strike on Oct. 11

The Chicago Teachers Union’s governing body will meet in a special session Wednesday to determine the next steps, possibly setting a strike date, after teachers almost unanimously voted to authorize a strike...