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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

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
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By Andrew Greiner

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection

For many Chicagoans, Jackson Jr's victory will evoke the memory of another absent Chicago politician, John Stroger, the former Cook County Board President who was able to engineer an election win despite...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Gov. Mitt Romney called the president to concede, and prayed for the well-being of the U.S. and President Barack Obama."I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters," he said. Romney said, "I ran for office because I'm concerned for America," and added, "Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign."

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Ousted State Rep. Heading Back to Springfield

Ousted State Rep. Heading Back to Springfield

Derrick Smith, the state representative ousted from office earlier this year amid federal bribery charges, is heading back to office.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama's victory speech included a heartfelt thank you to First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
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By Alexandra Clark

Schneider Beats Incumbent Dold for 10th District

Schneider Beats Incumbent Dold for 10th District

Democratic challenger Brad Schneider beat out incumbent Congressman Robert "Bob" Dold for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
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By Andrew Greiner

Obama Celebrates at Star Studded Party

Obama Celebrates at Star Studded Party

The biggest celebrity in the room was Obama himself, who turned in a commanding electoral college victory on Tuesday to win a second term in the White House.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

GOP Keeps House Majority

GOP Keeps House Majority

Republicans are projected to hold onto the majority they won in the U.S. House two years ago, NBC News reported, projecting the GOP to hang onto 238 seats to the Democrats' 197, after entering the night...

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Chicago Neighborhood Practices 'Dibs' Even Without Snow
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Missing Streator Mother Found Safe, Man Arrested: Sheriff
Missing Streator Mother Found Safe, Man Arrested: Sheriff

A 24-year-old mother reported missing out of Streator, Illinois, has been found safely and her 11-month-old son's father has been arrested Friday, the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office announced.

Burglars Shatter Tempered Glass in Chicago Break-In
Burglars Shatter Tempered Glass in Chicago Break-In

A man says burglars broke tempered glass to get into his home and steal his possessions.

Transgender Woman Shot to Death in Englewood
Transgender Woman Shot to Death in Englewood

A 24-year-old transgender woman was shot to death Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media
Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after White House press secretary Sean Spicer restricted the number of journalists included. Typically, the daily briefing is televised and open to all news organizations credentialed to cover the White House.

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader
As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. With the outcome of Saturday's vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party's direction.