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”...

Top Stories
Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

A number of crashes and spin-outs prompted officials to close the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps to Interstate 90/94 for a couple of hours early Friday.

Man Shot Outside River North Nightclub

Man Shot Outside River North Nightclub

Man was shot in the back while outside Sound-Bar early Friday, police said.

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Cache Creek Animal Rescue in south suburban Joliet is facing eviction, so they are asking for donations to find the animals a new home for the holidays.

Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

It is now common knowledge that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not start Sunday’s game against Detroit but his fallout on the field and with the fans doesn’t stop there.

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is further distancing himself from Mayor Richard Daley’s tenure.

Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

The Chicago Bears are dealing with the aftermath of making a switch at quarterback this week, and both Jimmy Clausen and Jay Cutler are trying to focus on supporting one another during the transition.