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
Group Fight Turns Into Stabbing Near USC

Group Fight Turns Into Stabbing Near USC

At least one person was stabbed after a verbal argument turned into a fist fight near USC early Saturday morning.

Two Arrested After Fontana Auto Shop Raid

Two Arrested After Fontana Auto Shop Raid

Loaded guns, cash, marijuana and nitrous oxide tanks were seized Friday night in a raid on a Fontana auto repair shop.

Vin Scully to Return to the Booth in 2016

Vin Scully to Return to the Booth in 2016

In a prepared video segment put on the jumbotrons at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, Magic Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return to call Dodgers games in 2016.

Caltrans Officials Pull Out of Golf Tournament After Audit

Caltrans Officials Pull Out of Golf Tournament After Audit

Three high-ranking Caltrans executives said Friday they will pull out of a charity golf tournament scheduled for next week in Orange County, just a day after a state audit found a Caltrans engineer had...

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path.

Is Cellphone Insurance Worth the Price?

Is Cellphone Insurance Worth the Price?

That moment when you see your precious cellphone or tablet fall to ground is enough to make anyone stress out — especially if it ends in a shattered screen. In that worst-case scenario, can cellphone insurance...