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Presidential Election

President Barack Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Wins 2nd Term, Carrying Nearly All Battleground States

President Barack Obama has won a second term, CBS News is reporting.

11/06/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Romney Should Stop Attacking Chicago

I knew it would happen. It had to happen – that Chicago would become an issue in the presidential campaign, that Mitt Romney would bark at President Barack Obama about being from Chicago.

CBS 2–07/17/2012

Sharon Bialek attends a news conference to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago on November 7, 2011 in New York City. Bialek is the fourth woman to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior when he was while CEO of the National Restaurant Association. She stated she is speaking out because she wanted to give "a face and a voice" to support the other accusers who have remained anonymous. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment

A Chicago area woman said Monday that presidential candidate Herman Cain groped her more than a decade ago when she approached him for help finding a job.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Republicans

Illinois GOP Plans Presidential Straw Poll

The Illinois Republican Party is planning a statewide straw poll before the 2012 presidential primary election.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011