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 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.

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...

Nov 10, 2012

San Francisco Race Still Too Close to Call

San Francisco Race Still Too Close to Call

The top two candidates for District 7 switched places in the latest election results released today, but are separated by fewer than 30 votes.

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

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 9, 2012

Nancy Pelosi's Future As Minority Leader Uncertain

Nancy Pelosi's Future As Minority Leader Uncertain

Nancy Pelosi won reelection to Congress on Tuesday, but not much else is certain.

Nov 8, 2012

UC, CSU Rollback Tuition Protests Over Prop. 30

UC, CSU Rollback Tuition Protests Over Prop. 30

Schools in California will receive up to $6 billion in extra annual funding thanks to the passage of Prop. 30. Students at UC Berkeley planned a protest to ensure the UC Regents don't increase fees.

Nov 8, 2012

Winners, Losers Emerge Over Spending On State Initiatives

Winners, Losers Emerge Over Spending On State Initiatives

Multimillionaire activists, big labor unions and major corporations combined to pump more than $363 million into political fights over 11 propositions on Tuesday’s state ballot, a California Watch...

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.

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Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over "Real Names"

Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over "Real Names"

Facebook leaders have agreed to meet with local drag queens, specifically, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website's policy of...

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Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Air Force veteran Mark Blum went through weeks of training and face to face interviews for a promising job opportunity, but instead of getting a paycheck, he was left on the brink of

NorCal Wildfires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations

NorCal Wildfires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations

A destructive wildfire threatening an entire town in Northern California is one of a dozen major fires burning across that state.

Vikings Reverse Course, Ban Peterson Amid Allegations

Vikings Reverse Course, Ban Peterson Amid Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings reversed course early Wednesday and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission. The move will keep him away from the team while he addresses...

Los Gatos Development Plan Sparks Debate

Los Gatos Development Plan Sparks Debate

A heated debate is brewing over what to do with an orchard considered the last large undeveloped parcel of land in the wealthy San Jose suburb of Los Gatos.