Presidential Race

As California Goes, So Goes The Nation: Obama Wins Re-ElectionPresident Barack Obama won California and its 55 electoral votes on his way to being re-elected Tuesday night, despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney as well as the weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
CBS 5 Poll: Romney Gains 8 Points On Faltering Obama In CaliforniaThe effects of President Barack Obama's falter in the first debate with Mitt Romney are not just being felt in battleground states, according to KPIX-TV CBS 5's latest tracking poll of California which shows Romney slicing eight points off Obama's lead.
Bill Clinton Rallies Students At UC DavisFormer President Bill Clinton is imploring California university students to vote for Democrats this November, acting in what he says are their own best interests.
Californians Watch, Think Romney Won Clash With Obama In 1st DebateCalifornians watched closely Wednesday evening as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy.
Romney Says Palestinians Have 'No Interest In Peace' In Newly-Leaked Fundraiser VideoGOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors in a video clip, newly released by San Francisco based Mother Jones, that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel and suggested that efforts at Mideast peace under his administration would languish.
Romney Says Leaked Fundraiser Remarks 'Not Elegantly Stated'Romney spoke to reporters Monday evening in a hastily called news conference after the emergence of a video in which the GOP presidential nominee told donors that almost half of American voters “believe that they are victims.”
Romney Trashes The 47% In Leaked Fundraiser VideoA leaked video of Mitt Romney at private fundraiser shows the Republican presidential nominee describing the majority of President Obama's supporters as people who are "dependent on government" and "believe that they are victims."
Latest CBS News Presidential Poll ResultsWith the parties' conventions over and Election Day just weeks away, President Barack Obama has a three-point edge over Republican Mitt Romney among likely voters nationwide in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
Romney, Obama Trade Barbs Over Middle East Attack That Killed Bay Area NativeRepublican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events that left four U.S. diplomats, including a Bay Area native, dead in the Middle East.
Burton Leaves DNC After Apology For Comparing GOPs To Nazi GoebbelsThe chairman of the Democratic Party in California returned home on Tuesday and was not expected back at the Democratic National Convention after igniting a firestorm of controversy by comparing Republican tactics during this year's presidential campaign to the "big lie" strategy most famously employed by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Bay Area Leaders Call For Missouri Rep. To End Campaign Over Rape RemarksBay Area lawmakers and women's rights advocates have joined the call for Missouri Republican Todd Akin to end his Senate campaign after he claimed that victims of what he called "legitimate rape" can keep themselves from getting pregnant.
Democratic Leader Pelosi Reacts To GOP Romney-Ryan TicketEver since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, there has been a maelstrom of reactions from both parties.