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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

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal cliff”...

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

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Trump: 'What the Hell is Going On in Chicago?'
Trump: 'What the Hell is Going On in Chicago?'

President Donald Trump spoke at FBI headquarters on Friday, and once again the conversation turned toward gun violence in Chicago.

Starbucks Giving Away $20 Gift Cards at Millennium Park Today
Starbucks Giving Away $20 Gift Cards at Millennium Park Today

Starbucks is offering an early Christmas present Friday afternoon in Chicago.

Wingels, Hinostroza Make History for Blackhawks
Wingels, Hinostroza Make History for Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have had plenty of homegrown players over the years, but Tommy Wingels and Vincent Hinostroza did something on Thursday night that has never happened in the 90-plus year history of...

1 Dead After Union Pacific Train, Car Collide in Melrose Park
1 Dead After Union Pacific Train, Car Collide in Melrose Park

A woman was killed early Friday morning after a Union Pacific train collided with a car in a Chicago suburb, officials said.

With Rubio, Corker Onboard, GOP Finalizes Huge Tax Package
With Rubio, Corker Onboard, GOP Finalizes Huge Tax Package

Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress next week and give...

Semi Crashes, Spills Coffee Creamer Load on Expressway
Semi Crashes, Spills Coffee Creamer Load on Expressway

Inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway were temporarily closed to Chicago traffic Thursday night after a semi truck crashed and spilled its load of Coffee-mate.