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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"Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

"Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and...

Man Fires Gun, 7-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

Man Fires Gun, 7-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

A San Jose standoff ended peacefully Monday morning after a man surrendered to police after a seven-hour standoff.

PG&E to Appear in Court on Fatal San Bruno Pipeline Blast

PG&E to Appear in Court on Fatal San Bruno Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San...

Four Men Stabbed at Popular Downtown San Jose Bar

Four Men Stabbed at Popular Downtown San Jose Bar

A popular new bar and restaurant in downtown San Jose has reopened after it became a crime scene early Sunday morning, as four men in their 20s were stabbed.

Man Robbed, Pistol Whipped in Menlo Park

Man Robbed, Pistol Whipped in Menlo Park

Neighbors said crime is getting worse in one neighborhood on the Peninsula.

Body Found in Water After Boat Crash Near Brentwood

Body Found in Water After Boat Crash Near Brentwood

Crews who were searching for a missing man near Brentwood following a boat crash during a fishing tournament said they have found a body in the water, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said.