2012 election

Changes To California's Election System Produced More Competitive Races, Record TurnoverFor the first time, California had an open primary system in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advanced to November. And they ran in districts drawn by a nonpartisan commission instead of by lawmakers protecting their own safe seats.
Phil Matier: Supermajority Poses Its Own Set of Problems For California LegislatureThe possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.
Making The Grade
Obama's Kill List
Opinion: TGIO: Thank God It’s Over
Opinion: Revisiting Obama’s Rev. Wright Controversy
Opinion: The Rebirth Of The Birthers Aborted By Romney
Romney Takes Step Ahead, But Republican Race Still Wide OpenWith a narrow primary win in his home state of Michigan and a more comfortable victory in the Arizona Republican presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has maintained his shaky front-runner status.
Dominican, St. Mary's Vying To Host Presidential DebateTwo San Francisco Bay area schools are on a list of 12 colleges and universities vying to host a presidential debate next year.