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
Boston's Olympic Loss Could Spell Win for L.A.

Boston's Olympic Loss Could Spell Win for L.A.

Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Los Angeles is emerging as the back-up city. “Los Angeles could bid with a couple of years notice,” said Andrew Zimbalist...

Hollywood Murder Suspect to Appear in Court

Hollywood Murder Suspect to Appear in Court

A 31-year-old man suspected of killing a woman in Hollywood because of a financial dispute was scheduled for arraignment in a downtown Los Angeles court Tuesday, according to online booking records.

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Encourages Kids With Disabilities

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Encourages Kids With Disabilities

Lucy Meyer isn't your average eighth-grader, having spoken with President Barack Obama and members of Congress, won a gold medal for athletics and raised money for charities.

Man Stabbed Trying to Stop Taggers

Man Stabbed Trying to Stop Taggers

A man was stabbed Sunday night after he tried to stop a group of taggers from defacing a building in Anaheim.

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders, NBC News reported. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded...

2 Sought After Backyard Fight With Gunmen

2 Sought After Backyard Fight With Gunmen

Two people are sought after residents encountered three armed individuals in the backyard of a home south of downtown Los Angeles.