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 calls.

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 to...

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.

Top Stories
Police: Woman Attacked While Jogging in NW Suburb

Police: Woman Attacked While Jogging in NW Suburb

Police say a woman was attacked Sunday while jogging on a popular running path in suburban Chicago.

Outbreak of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

Outbreak of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

A sudden outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus has reportedly been spreading throughout the Chicago area.

Rahm Wooing Indiana Businesses After "Religious Freedom" Act

Rahm Wooing Indiana Businesses After "Religious Freedom" Act

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Indiana businesses to consider moving to Chicago after Indiana's governor signed legislation that's been criticized over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays...

McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast

McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast

Could you soon get an Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich after 10:30 a.m.?

Airline Employee Arrested With Gun at O'Hare

Airline Employee Arrested With Gun at O'Hare

Two men, including an airline employee, were arrested for bringing loaded handguns to O’Hare International Airport in separate instances within an hour of each other on Friday afternoon.

Blackhawks Best Kings in 4-1 Blowout

Blackhawks Best Kings in 4-1 Blowout

The Chicago Blackhawks came into Monday's game needing to make a statement against the Los Angeles Kings, and they did just that in a 4-1 blowout victory.