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 8, 2012
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By Ward Room Staff

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Fourth District congressman also warned Democrats not to take their votes for granted and urged both parties to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

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.

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Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

The 2017 NHL draft is coming to Chicago.

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

A 16-year-old girl was shot Thursday morning while walking to school in Chicago, possibly by a stray bullet, police said.

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

Three “edge weapons” were used to carry out a gruesome murder of six family members in their Gage Park neighborhood home, police said.

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Illinois is one of nine states that hit a 12-year low Thursday. Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Dakota are also on that lucky list.

4 Remaining Oregon Occupiers Surrender

4 Remaining Oregon Occupiers Surrender

The four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday morning after hours of tense negotiations, bringing an end to the weekslong protest over land rights and personal liberties. Federal...

Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century...