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
LA Shares Quake Vulnerabilities With Kathmandu

LA Shares Quake Vulnerabilities With Kathmandu

Though Kathmandu is different from Los Angeles in a multitude of ways,
quake scientists see parallels that offer insight into what SoCal could face during a major quake on the San Andreas fault.

Dodger Legend Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

Dodger Legend Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

Dodger legend Kirk Gibson, who had one of the most memorable moments in baseball history during the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he said Tuesday.

Woman Shot, Then Held Captive 26 Days: Police

Woman Shot, Then Held Captive 26 Days: Police

An Inland Empire man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the chest during an argument, then holding the wounded woman captive for 26 days before she escaped, police said Monday.

SoCal Woman Caught Up in Nepal Quake Feared Death

SoCal Woman Caught Up in Nepal Quake Feared Death

A SoCal woman caught up in the Nepal earthquake thought she was going to die when the massive temblor struck.

All Eyes on Kennedy as High Court Hears Gay Marriage

All Eyes on Kennedy as High Court Hears Gay Marriage

Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Kennedy, whose vote could decide the...

6 Arrested After Blocking Road in Protest

6 Arrested After Blocking Road in Protest

Six people were arrested during a late night protest which took over an intersection and blocked traffic in South Los Angeles Monday.