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
Age Difficult to Hide in LA Water Supply System

Age Difficult to Hide in LA Water Supply System

Many methods to conceal age have been tried in Los Angeles. But when it comes to the city's water line system, the effects of aging are more difficult to hide.

Dangerous Stretch of Eaton Canyon Closing

Dangerous Stretch of Eaton Canyon Closing

A popular hiking spot in the Angeles National Forest will close to visitors Friday after officials deemed the trails too dangerous for visitors.

"Exceptional" Drought Covers More Than Half of California

"Exceptional" Drought Covers More Than Half of California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California.

Water Shut Off, Repairs to Begin on Sunset Boulevard

Water Shut Off, Repairs to Begin on Sunset Boulevard

Valves controlling the flow of water to the location of a Westwood water main break were shut off, allowing workers to begin the process of repairing broken pipes and a street near the UCLA campus.

Pasta Sauce Recalled for Botulism Risk

Pasta Sauce Recalled for Botulism Risk

A "paralytic illness" known to have deadly consequences has California health officials warning consumers to stay away from various VR Green Farms jarred produce citing a possible botulism risk.

Worker Hospitalized After Sun Valley Business Fire

Worker Hospitalized After Sun Valley Business Fire

A worker was hospitalized after suffering from smoke exposure Thursday during a fire at a commercial building in Sun Valley.