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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

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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By NBC Olympics

Tracking the Color of Rio's Green Pools Day by Day

The color of the two pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been a...View gallery

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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

1 Dead, Dozens Injured in Calif. Bus Crash: CHP

1 Dead, Dozens Injured in Calif. Bus Crash: CHP

California Highway Patrol officials have identified the driver of a charter bus that rolled off the 5 Freeway in Northern California on Sunday, killing a passenger and sending 30 more to hospitals, authorities...

Saturday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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 analysis...

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Fire Breaks out at Berkeley Church Near UC

Fire Breaks out at Berkeley Church Near UC

Fire crews raced on Friday afternoon to battle a four-alarm fire at an iconic East Bay church just blocks away from the University of California at Berkeley campus.

Loma Fire Destroys Eight Homes, 4,300 Acres

Loma Fire Destroys Eight Homes, 4,300 Acres

The Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains grew slowly overnight, scorching 4,300 acres by Friday morning, 200 acres more than the day before, Cal Fire said.

Nudist Resort Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, Animals

Nudist Resort Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, Animals

A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees - and their animals - as long as it takes to return to their homes.

BART Recommends Charging Man in Santa Hat Over Threats

BART Recommends Charging Man in Santa Hat Over Threats

A BART spokeswoman said a man, who a rider said was wearing a Santa hat and threatened to kill him while passing out anti-Semitic leaflets on cars at the Lafayette station, will likely be charged with disturbing...

Trump Rallies After Early Tweetstorm on Ex-Miss Universe

Trump Rallies After Early Tweetstorm on Ex-Miss Universe

Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged presidential voters to check out what he called her "sex tape," in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged...

Gov. Brown Signs Sex Crime Bills Tied to Ex-Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner

Gov. Brown Signs Sex Crime Bills Tied to Ex-Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner

California governor OKs sex crime bills tied to case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner.