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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

Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Marlee Matlin Responds to Trump's 'Retarded' Slur

Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin fired back at Donald Trump this afternoon following reports he routinely referred to the deaf actress as "retarded" during her 2011 appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice."

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

President Obama spoke to supporters in Chicago Tuesday after winning a second term in the White House.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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Tracking the Color of Rio's Green Pools Day by Day

The color of the two pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been a...View gallery

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

NBC News projected that Democrats would hold 53 seats in the next Senate, in addition to the consistent support of Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the possible support of newly-elected Independent...

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
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By BJ Lutz

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Alex Okrent, 29, died in July after collapsing at President Barack Obama's 2012 headquarters in Chicago.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Spokesman confirmed Tuesday that personal information for more than 1,000 had been exposed online but denied a report from a security firm that the breach affected more than one million voters.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
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By Edward McClelland

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

That's still not as impressive as Philadelphia, where Romney received no votes in 59 precincts.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

NBC News has declared Saturday that President Barack Obama won Florida, giving him a final electoral vote tally of 332 to Mitt Romney’s 206.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

Now that the afterglow of his reelection victory has faded, President Barack Obama is getting back to work in Washington on Thursday — and has the daunting challenge of the imminent fiscal cliff to contend with,...

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

The president spoke for about five minutes into a microphone while hundreds of volunteers, many of whom climbed desks to get a better vantage point, listened intently.

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Nasty Note Left on Windshield Over Handicap Parking Spot
Nasty Note Left on Windshield Over Handicap Parking Spot

Imagine getting a disturbing letter on your windshield--for parking where you’re supposed to park.

At Least 235 Dead, 109 Hurt in Egyptian Mosque Attack
At Least 235 Dead, 109 Hurt in Egyptian Mosque Attack

In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking...

2 Horses Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Southwest Suburb
2 Horses Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Southwest Suburb

A vehicle fatally struck two horses Friday afternoon when they ran into traffic near the Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve in the southwest suburbs. About 1:30 p.m., the horses threw their riders and...

Woman Found With Head Trapped In Fence at North Side Bank
Woman Found With Head Trapped In Fence at North Side Bank

A 64-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with critical injuries after being found with her head trapped in a fence Friday at a North Side PNC Bank branch.

Protesters Hit Michigan Avenue on Black Friday
Protesters Hit Michigan Avenue on Black Friday

Protest on the Mag Mile: Demonstrators have gathered to disrupt Black Friday shopping along North Michigan Avenue in an effort to call attention to their cause. Regina Waldroup reports.

High-Speed Chase Ends With 4 in Custody: State Police
High-Speed Chase Ends With 4 in Custody: State Police

A high-speed police chase that began on a Chicago-area expressway ended with four people arrested in a dramatic scene that unfolded on camera.