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

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...

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

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...

Jan 4, 2013

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Gov. Jerry Brown says approval of Prop 30 isn't a "cure," but that it will prevent education cuts.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Nov 8, 2012

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Filner promised a "very open" administration that will come in with respect, understanding but will not be status-quo.

Nov 7, 2012

Results Favor Prop 30 Schools Initiative

Results Favor Prop 30 Schools Initiative

In early returns, it looked as if the ballot measure watched by millions of California’s school children would not pass.

Nov 8, 2012

California's Ballot Proposition Results

California's Ballot Proposition Results

A roundup of how the state's 11 ballot proposition fared in Tuesday's election.

Top Stories
Motorcyclist Crashes into Tree, Dies in Santee

Motorcyclist Crashes into Tree, Dies in Santee

A motorcyclist whom witnesses say was possibly intoxicated died after slamming into a tree in Santee.

Chief: Slain Rookie Was Strong to the End

Chief: Slain Rookie Was Strong to the End

The end of watch came too early for rookie Escondido Police Officer Laura Perez

Jockey Injured, Horse Put Down at Del Mar Track

Jockey Injured, Horse Put Down at Del Mar Track

A pile-up at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack injured three jockeys and forced a horse to be euthanized Friday evening.

Suspect Arrested in CVS Parking Lot Road Rage Attack

Suspect Arrested in CVS Parking Lot Road Rage Attack

Police have arrested a man on allegations that he punched a 76-year-old Army veteran in a CVS parking lot in El Cajon.

Kindness at Comic-Con

Kindness at Comic-Con

You never know what you’ll see at San Diego Comic-Con. Celebrities, costumes, fake weapons and elaborate exhibits are everywhere, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to hear about a superhero at the...

Man Stabs Brother With Hedge Clippers: PD

Man Stabs Brother With Hedge Clippers: PD

A fight between brothers ended violently Friday when one stabbed the other with a pair of hedge clippers in San Diego's Rolando community, according to police.