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 people...

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 cliff”...

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
$140M Settlement Reached in Miramonte Abuse Case

$140M Settlement Reached in Miramonte Abuse Case

A settlement in the long-fought Miramonte sex abuse civil case has officially been accepted by both sides, with LAUSD paying a record $140 million to more than 70 victims of sexual abuse.

Mudslide Surrounds Home During Overnight Rain

Mudslide Surrounds Home During Overnight Rain

Mudslides, thunder and lightning, and hail storms were reported overnight as a fall storm moved through Southern California.

Man Who Killed Co-Worker, Cut Out Heart Released

Man Who Killed Co-Worker, Cut Out Heart Released

A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from California Gov.

Thief Robs Thousand Oaks Bank Without Showing a Weapon

Thief Robs Thousand Oaks Bank Without Showing a Weapon

A man robbed a bank in Thousand Oaks on Thursday despite never showing a weapon.

SoCal Undocumented Immigrants Slam Immigration Overhaul

SoCal Undocumented Immigrants Slam Immigration Overhaul

Undocumented immigrants in SoCal have criticized President Barack Obama’s immigration overhaul for not going far enough.

Scantily-Clad Techie Graces Silicon Valley Billboard

Scantily-Clad Techie Graces Silicon Valley Billboard

Silicon Valley commuters meet "Alex," an underwear-clad "techie" who graces a billboard set up along Highway 101, which is now the "Gold Coast" of advertising space, according to reports.