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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

Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin fired back at Donald Trump this afternoon following reports he routinely referred to the deaf actress as "retarded" during her 2011 appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice."

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, 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

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...

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 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.

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Scattered Showers on Tap for Sunday in Chicago
Scattered Showers on Tap for Sunday in Chicago

There is a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday morning, but the NBC 5 Storm Team forecast is largely dry for the Chicago area as Memorial Day weekend rolls along.

Two Killed in Car Crash on Far South Side
Two Killed in Car Crash on Far South Side

Two people were killed in a crash early Sunday in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

Man Charged in 'Vicious' Hinsdale Murder Held Without Bond
Man Charged in 'Vicious' Hinsdale Murder Held Without Bond

The man charged with the "vicious and brutal" murder of a woman in her Hinsdale home earlier this month pawned her wedding rings after the attack, prosecutors said.

Chicago Police Arrest 30 to Curb Holiday Weekend Violence
Chicago Police Arrest 30 to Curb Holiday Weekend Violence

Chicago police say they've arrested 30 people in a series of raids aimed at curbing shootings during the traditionally violent Memorial Day weekend.

UK: Manchester Police Arrest 12th Suspect in Bomb Probe
UK: Manchester Police Arrest 12th Suspect in Bomb Probe

The hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large, Britain's interior minister said Sunday. "The operation is still at full tilt,"...

Report Declares Chicago Burger Best in City, Maybe Country
Report Declares Chicago Burger Best in City, Maybe Country

Thrillist's national burger critic, Kevin Alexander, ate 330 burgers in 30 cities over the course of a year.