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
Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her then-boyfriend will plead guilty to murder and torture charges in the boy's death, sparing them the death penalty, two sources confirmed to NBC4 on Wednesday.

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

An LAPD detective under fire after he was heard on a recording speaking vulgarly at the police academy and seemingly making light of a killing has been assigned to home, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

A Southern California substitute high school teacher is facing felony charges over accusations he sexually assaulted a special needs student inside a classroom and car, authorities said Wednesday.

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

A Southern California neurologist was arrested for the third time on Tuesday after the DEA and police say they found $2 million worth of powerful diet pills and narcotics in a Long Beach storage...

LAUSD Won't Ask Miramonte Victims' Immigration Status

LAUSD Won't Ask Miramonte Victims' Immigration Status

Attorneys representing the Los Angeles Unified School district in the civil case revolving around victims of alleged sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School withdrew their request that the judge consider the...