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
Tanker Truck Crashes, Bursts Into Flames

Tanker Truck Crashes, Bursts Into Flames

As many as three homes are threatened by fire from a tanker truck crash in Boyle Heights, fire officials said.

1 Pilot Killed, 1 Injured in SpaceShipTwo Crash

1 Pilot Killed, 1 Injured in SpaceShipTwo Crash

One person is dead and another has suffered a "major injury" after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, designed for suborbital commercial flights above the Earth, went down Friday during a test...

Police to Question Mom of Abandoned Toddlers

Police to Question Mom of Abandoned Toddlers

Detectives on Friday planned to question a mother in hopes of figuring out how her two toddler sons ended up abandoned on a Long Beach street one day earlier.

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

A woman was stabbed multiple times early Halloween morning by someone dressed as the Grim Reaper, San Diego County officials said. It was just before 2 a.m. Friday in a home on Thibido Road in Vista...

Maine Nurse "Humbled" After Judge Nixes Quarantine

Maine Nurse "Humbled" After Judge Nixes Quarantine

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox said she's "humbled" by a judge's decision to reject state health officials' bid to restrict her movements after she defied the state quarantine for health care workers who have...

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

The brother of a man in a critical condition after he crashed into an above ground mains said his sibling could not move as water filled his car.