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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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SF Rally For  49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

SF Rally For 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

A grassroots group planned a rally Wednesday in support of Colin Kaepernick, two days after the San Francisco Police Officers Association demanded that the 49ers quarterback apologize for not standing during the...

101-Year-Old Woman Visits Facebook

101-Year-Old Woman Visits Facebook

Willie Mae Jones visited the hip campus of Facebook on Tuesday in celebration of her 101st birthday, making her possibly the oldest visitor to ever grace the Menlo Park company run by a 32-year-old man.

Abdul-Jabbar Speaks in SF in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Abdul-Jabbar Speaks in SF in Support of Colin Kaepernick

NBA legend and respected activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Tuesday night, focusing on issues of race, religion and the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick.

#VeteransForKaepernick: Vets Take to Twitter to Back 49er

#VeteransForKaepernick: Vets Take to Twitter to Back 49er

#VeteransForKaepernick was blowing up on Twitter late Tuesday night, as military veterans from across the country showed their support for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his decision to protest...

Trump to Meet Mexico's President Before Immigration Speech

Trump to Meet Mexico's President Before Immigration Speech

Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican...

Tour Bus Catches Fire on San Jose Highway

Tour Bus Catches Fire on San Jose Highway

A tour bus caught fire on northbound Interstate Highway 880 in San Jose late Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol, and luckily no one was injured.