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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Protesters Urge Black Friday Boycott in Chicago

Protesters Urge Black Friday Boycott in Chicago

Protesters used the Black Friday shopping holiday to bring attention to the Michael Brown case.

Weekend Warm-Up Predicted for Chicago Area

Weekend Warm-Up Predicted for Chicago Area

If you've been putting off decorating the outside of your house for the holidays, this may be the weekend to get it done.

4 Reasons to Watch Final Bears Games

4 Reasons to Watch Final Bears Games

Chicago Bears fans may be tempted to tune out the final four weeks of the regular season after Thursday's loss, but Grizzly Detail has some reasons why you shouldn't search for alternate programming on Sundays.

JRW Player, His Family Thankful for Gift of New Home

JRW Player, His Family Thankful for Gift of New Home

As Jaheim Benton and his teammates were winning the hearts of Little League fans, his family was battling homelessness. Then an area businessman stepped up. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup reports as the...

Gunman Fired 100 Rounds at Buildings: Austin Police

Gunman Fired 100 Rounds at Buildings: Austin Police

Austin police say a gunman fired more than 100 rounds at the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings before he was killed. Police Chief Art Acevedo said a police sergeant shot at...

Woman Released From Jail Found Dead Near Facility

Woman Released From Jail Found Dead Near Facility

A woman was found dead of apparent hypothermia about 30 hours after being released from a northwestern Illinois jail while a snowstorm was moving through the area, authorities said.