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
Couple Gets Prison Time in Bali Suitcase Killing

Couple Gets Prison Time in Bali Suitcase Killing

An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced an American couple of murdering a suspect's mother, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone passed away on Monday afternoon, according to several reports.

Visitation for Cardinal George Begins Tuesday

Visitation for Cardinal George Begins Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of three days of services for Francis Cardinal George, who died Friday after a years-long battle with cancer.

Fan Hit in Back of Head by Foul Ball at Cubs Game

Fan Hit in Back of Head by Foul Ball at Cubs Game

Game was delayed 23 minutes after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.

Butler Scores 31, Bulls Beat Bucks to Go Up 2-0

Butler Scores 31, Bulls Beat Bucks to Go Up 2-0

Chicago 91, Milwaukee 82

Officers Pull Driver from Burning SUV

Officers Pull Driver from Burning SUV

Dashcam video shows officers pulling an unconscious driver from a burning SUV in Texas. Crash investigators say the 25-year-old driver hit a steel pillar and is now in critical condition.