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
Gordo the Dog Fights to Keep Injured Leg

Gordo the Dog Fights to Keep Injured Leg

Donations from across the country could mean the difference between four legs and three for a dog hit during a South LA car chase.

Crews Fight West Hollywood Fire

Crews Fight West Hollywood Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in West Hollywood.

Residents Split Over Teen's Killing in Neighbor's Backyard

Residents Split Over Teen's Killing in Neighbor's Backyard

The shooting death of a Redlands teen in a neighbor's backyard has neighbors at odds, with one in custody for the killing and a debate about self-defense running through the conversation.

Newlywed Run Over By Lifeguard Truck Remains Hospitalized

Newlywed Run Over By Lifeguard Truck Remains Hospitalized

A 26-year-old newlywed woman who was run over by an LA County lifeguard truck earlier this week suffered lacerations to her liver and fractures to her pelvic area, her attorney said Thursday.

Grandfather Kills 6 Grandkids, Daughter, Himself: Sheriff

Grandfather Kills 6 Grandkids, Daughter, Himself: Sheriff

A grandfather killed his six grandchildren and his daugher before turning the gun on himself Thursday evening in the tiny town of Bell, Florida, authorities say. Don Spirit, 51, killed his adult daughter and her...

Long Beach Airport Reopens After Emergency Landing

Long Beach Airport Reopens After Emergency Landing

Long Beach Airport was reopened after a JetBlue plane with a disabled engine made an emegency landing and shut down the runway Thursday morning.