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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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Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot Pushing Stroller

Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot Pushing Stroller

A woman was shot to death while pushing a child in a stroller on Chicago's South Side, police said Friday, and family identified the victim as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

Suburban Mom Released From Prison During Appeal

Suburban Mom Released From Prison During Appeal

Bonnie Liltz, the chronically ill Schaumburg mother sentenced to four years in prison for the death of her severely disabled daughter, has been released pending an appellate review of her sentencing.

Might Cupich Receive the Red Hat Soon?

Might Cupich Receive the Red Hat Soon?

Pope Francis has not yet named an American cardinal, but many church watchers expect that to change soon. Chicago’s Archbishop Blasé Cupich is considered on the short list as well as Los Angeles Archbishop Jose...

'America's Got Talent' to Host Auditions in Chicago

'America's Got Talent' to Host Auditions in Chicago

Chicago, dust off your throwing knives, unicycles and dancing shoes: "America's Got Talent" will host auditions in the city during the month of November this year.

Man Arrested, Charged in Slaying of 2 Mississippi Nuns

Man Arrested, Charged in Slaying of 2 Mississippi Nuns

Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the killing of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement...

Witnesses, Victims Share Harrowing Details of Carjackings

Witnesses, Victims Share Harrowing Details of Carjackings

Evanston Police say two carjackings occured only hours apart in the city on Thursday.