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 cliff”...

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. "He spoke...

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...

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
Oceanside Man Stabbed to Death Found by Babysitter

Oceanside Man Stabbed to Death Found by Babysitter

Police said a babysitter was watching the victim’s two children when the incident happened.

Navy Offers Jet Crash Victims Fraction of Lost Items' Worth

Navy Offers Jet Crash Victims Fraction of Lost Items' Worth

An Army veteran whose home was destroyed by a fiery Navy jet crash said he was shocked to learn the U.S. government planned to pay him under $5,000 -- even though officials told him they'd cover "whatever it...

CHP Chases Semi From Temecula to San Diego

CHP Chases Semi From Temecula to San Diego

A semi-truck driver trying to escape California Highway Patrol officers sped from Temecula to San Diego County Friday night, with law enforcement trailing close behind.

Bruce Jenner: My Brain Is More Female Than Male

Bruce Jenner: My Brain Is More Female Than Male

Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC's Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, saying...

Vietnam Memorial to Temporarily Open at USS Midway

Vietnam Memorial to Temporarily Open at USS Midway

Local Vietnam veterans will get a special opportunity in the next several days to view a temporary memorial at the U.S.S. Midway Museum.

Pursuit Begins After Man Drives Wrong Way Toward Officer

Pursuit Begins After Man Drives Wrong Way Toward Officer

The pursuit started when an officer saw the man driving right at him.