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

Nov 7, 2012
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By Ward Room Staff

Madigan, Cullerton Have Veto-Proof Majorities in Statehouse

Madigan, Cullerton Have Veto-Proof Majorities in Statehouse

He wasn't even on the ballot, but Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was among the big winners in Tuesday's election.

Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone

Nov 7, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Nov 7, 2012

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

After a six-year quest to lead the United States, Romney must return to life as a private citizen.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Nov 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren took back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat for Democrats after unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown, helping her party hang onto its majority in the chamber and becoming the first woman...

Nov 8, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Why Obama Called Clinton on Election Night

Why Obama Called Clinton on Election Night

Obama 2012 Chief Campaign Strategist David Axelrod gives glimpse into how President Obama spent Election Night.

Nov 7, 2012

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine and Maryland made history Tuesday, approving gay marriage by popular vote, according to NBC News projections.

Nov 7, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

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Fallon Agrees to Bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago

Fallon Agrees to Bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago

Late night host to provide more details on Chicago visit on Thursday night's show.

Chicagoans Line Up for New iPhone 6

Chicagoans Line Up for New iPhone 6

Apple fans began lining up outside Michigan Avenue store Wednesday afternoon.

Juvenile Offenders to Receive 24 Hour Monitoring

Juvenile Offenders to Receive 24 Hour Monitoring

Cook County Juvenile Probation Department to drastically change its system after 17-year-old male on home monitoring was accused of sexually assaulting a pregnant woman.

Brandon Marshall Demands Apology Over ESPN Profile

Brandon Marshall Demands Apology Over ESPN Profile

Brandon Marshall said ESPN owes him and his wife an apology after the network aired an edited version of its 2012 profile of the Chicago Bears wide receiver with information about domestic violence...

Travelers Stranded by Cabo Hurricane Return Home

Travelers Stranded by Cabo Hurricane Return Home

Firefighters landed in Phoenix Thursday after being stuck in Cabo San Lucas hotel after Hurricane Odile struck.

Teen Killed, Cop Wounds Himself at Crime Scene

Teen Killed, Cop Wounds Himself at Crime Scene

CPD officer accidentally shoots himself in the foot responding to incident.