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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

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...

Thursday, 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,...

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.

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Small Plane Crash at San Carlos Airport

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How Solar Could Transform Puerto Rico's Future

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‘Random’ Items Santa Rosa Evacuees Grabbed While Escaping

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