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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.

Top Stories
Shooting Kills Man, Injures Woman in San Jose's Santee Neighborhood
Shooting Kills Man, Injures Woman in San Jose's Santee Neighborhood

Police are investigating a shooting in San Jose's Santee neighborhood which left a man dead and a woman injured Wednesday morning.

SF Eviction Crackdown Passes After Investigative Unit Series
SF Eviction Crackdown Passes After Investigative Unit Series

With a unanimous vote approving significant changes to the city’s rent ordinance, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors signaled Tuesday it intends to crack down on landlords who illegally evict tenants...

9 Injured in Muni Bus Crash in SF's Castro District
9 Injured in Muni Bus Crash in SF's Castro District

At least 9 people were hospitalized after a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency bus collided with a truck this evening in the city's Duboce Triangle neighborhood.

Strange Gelatinous Sea Creatures Invade Monterey Bay
Strange Gelatinous Sea Creatures Invade Monterey Bay

The animals look harmless, but they have caused issues within the fishing communities and may also be a sign of a more ominous issue.

GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Teeters After Senate Shelves Vote
GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Teeters After Senate Shelves Vote

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. The surprise development...

Giants Win the Marathon, Beat Rockies in 14 Innings
Giants Win the Marathon, Beat Rockies in 14 Innings

After tying the game in the eighth, but leaving the go-ahead runs on base, the Giants beat the Rockies in 14 innings Tuesday night.