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 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American...

Jan 4, 2013

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Gov. Jerry Brown says approval of Prop 30 isn't a "cure," but that it will prevent education cuts.

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.

Nov 8, 2012

Bono Mack Challenger Ruiz Sees Lead Widen

Bono Mack Challenger Ruiz Sees Lead Widen

The gap between Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs and her Democratic challenger increased slightly Thursday night as newly counted ballot numbers were released by Riverside County election officials.

Nov 8, 2012

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

The tax-raising ballot initiative that voters approved on Election Day has just been passed, but some Californians will feel its impact right away.

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,...

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.

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...

Nov 9, 2012
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By Joe Mathews

Opinion: Least Scrutinized Initiatives Get Most Votes

Opinion: Least Scrutinized Initiatives Get Most Votes

California's election results reveal a problem: the initiatives that escape scrutiny are most likely to win.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Kevin Riggs

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Gov. Jerry Brown's successful pitch to California voters to raise their own taxes faced steep odds. Why it worked, and what it says about Brown.

Top Stories
Man in Custody After Shutting Down 5 Fwy

Man in Custody After Shutting Down 5 Fwy

Rescue crews and California Highway Patrol officers took a man into custody Friday evening after he forced an hours-long shutdown of both directions of the Golden State (5) Freeway in East LA during rush hour as...

Riders Escorted Off Disney Rollercoaster Ride

Riders Escorted Off Disney Rollercoaster Ride

Riders had to be escorted off a roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure on Friday after the ride stopped due to a technical problem, a park spokesman said.

Comic-Con Mania: What to Expect

Comic-Con Mania: What to Expect

The annual migration of geeks, fanboys and girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

Woman Pleas for Return of Mother's Stolen Ashes

Woman Pleas for Return of Mother's Stolen Ashes

A Hesperia woman is begging for the person who ransacked her home while she was out of town to return the urn containing her mother's ashes.

Mom Arrested in Robbery That Ended in Shooting

Mom Arrested in Robbery That Ended in Shooting

The mother of a man charged with murder stemming from the fatal shooting of his alleged accomplice by a homeowner during a Long Beach robbery has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with...

Five Brush Fires Along I-5 Deemed "Suspicious"

Five Brush Fires Along I-5 Deemed "Suspicious"

Firefighters fought five small brush fires along the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Newhall early Saturday morning in an incident that officials say is "suspicious in nature."