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 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.

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”...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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8 Homes Destroyed in Sacramento County Fire

8 Homes Destroyed in Sacramento County Fire

A fast-moving grass fire ripped through a Sacramento County mobile home park Thursday afternoon, destroying eight homes and prompting evacuations in the area.

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New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

Michael Picker, the new president of the California Public Utilities Commission, sat down with NBC Bay Area for his first in-depth television interview.

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family members and fellow officers spoke at an emotional funeral ceremony this morning for Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger, who was slain during a traffic stop last week.

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday. The barnacle-covered plane piece...