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
Two Small Planes Collide Mid-Air, Crash Into Ocean

Two Small Planes Collide Mid-Air, Crash Into Ocean

Authorities were searching the ocean for two men and a woman who were in two small planes that collided mid-air and crashed into the waters near San Pedro Friday.

#SlowJam 101 Freeway Closure FAQ

#SlowJam 101 Freeway Closure FAQ

A 2.5-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles will be shut down for 40 hours this weekend while crews demolish the Sixth Street Bridge.

Judge Allows Cameras in Officer Murder Trial

Judge Allows Cameras in Officer Murder Trial

Two men and a teenager accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer in a botched robbery appeared Friday in court, where a judge ruled that television cameras will be allowed at their trials.

Win Tickets to The Tonight Show in LA

Win Tickets to The Tonight Show in LA

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GOP Candidates Set to Debate in New Hampshire

GOP Candidates Set to Debate in New Hampshire

An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks...

Man Sentenced to Death in Northridge Killings

Man Sentenced to Death in Northridge Killings

A man convicted of gunning down four people outside a Northridge boarding home three years ago was sentenced Friday to death, prosecutors said.