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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

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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 cliff”...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Pot Legalization In Calif. Could Follow Colorado

Pot Legalization In Calif. Could Follow Colorado

Californians missed the chance to live in the first state to legalize marijuana in 2010, but after voters ended marijuana prohibition in Colorado and Washington, the Golden State may be able to try again.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

After 40 years in office - the longest term for any Congressman - the uber-liberal, ultra-vocal Pete Stark lost to a Democratic challenger - Eric Swalwell - who is an Alameda County prosecutor and nearly...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Reality Check: Prop 30

Reality Check: Prop 30

NBC Bay Area's Sam Brock checks the facts when it comes to who is really paying for Prop 30, and how much.

Friday, Jan 4, 2013

Bay Area Election Results By The Numbers

Bay Area Election Results By The Numbers

Well, you've waited all day - actually months - for the results. And now, NBC Bay Area is bringing you nine counties' worth of election information.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone calls.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

After a six-year quest to lead the United States, Romney must return to life as a private citizen.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay...

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Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, two liberal firebrands speaking amid tumult that exposed deep tensions between the party's...

Monterey County Fire Burns More Than 16,000 Acres

Monterey County Fire Burns More Than 16,000 Acres

The Soberanes fire charring acreage in Monterey County is making its impact known to Bay Area firefighters and those with respiratory problems.

Search Continues for Suspect Who Shot at Police Sergeant

Search Continues for Suspect Who Shot at Police Sergeant

The search is on for the person who opened fire on an Oakland police sergeant.

Pet Adoption Won't Change Your Lifestyle

Pet Adoption Won't Change Your Lifestyle

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but it can fit any lifestyle and budget by considering these simple facts

Humpback Whale Carcass Washes Ashore on Bay Area Beach

Humpback Whale Carcass Washes Ashore on Bay Area Beach

A humpback whale carcass washed ashore a peninsula beach sometime during the past few days, according to an eyewitness.

Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83B

Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83B

Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.