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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Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

A spokesperson for Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's son was the victim of an assault and robbery near the family's home in Ravenswood.

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

The Chicago Blackhawks got a game-tying goal from Ben Smith in the third period, but it wasn't enough as a Jack Johnson shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win.

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

David Ramirez-Martinez, of Boulder, Colo., was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in Chicago in 1994.

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

The Chicago Bears may try to unload Jay Cutler via trade this off-season, but could they have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick? Some prominent NFL reporters seem to think so.

Gunman "Assassinates" 2 NYPD Officers, Kills Self

Gunman "Assassinates" 2 NYPD Officers, Kills Self

A gunman who apparently revealed his intent to "take 2 of theirs" on a social media site, ambushed and fatally shot two NYPD officers in their squad car Saturday, investigators said.

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Bank of America failed to accommodate a visually impaired worker and instead terminated his job.