Presidential Race

President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

As California Goes, So Goes The Nation: Obama Wins Re-Election

President 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.

11/06/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS 5 Poll: Romney Gains 8 Points On Faltering Obama In California

The 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.

10/10/2012

Our 42nd President of The United States

Bill Clinton Rallies Students At UC Davis

Former President Bill Clinton is imploring California university students to vote for Democrats this November, acting in what he says are their own best interests.

10/09/2012

Debate moderator Jim Lehrer (C) speaks to Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Californians Watch, Think Romney Won Clash With Obama In 1st Debate

Californians 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.

10/03/2012

Romney Accepts Party Nomination At The Republican National Convention

Romney Says Palestinians Have ‘No Interest In Peace’ In Newly-Leaked Fundraiser Video

GOP 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.

09/18/2012

Romney Accepts Party Nomination At The Republican National Convention

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.”

09/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Romney Trashes The 47% In Leaked Fundraiser Video

A 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.”

09/17/2012

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Latest CBS News Presidential Poll Results

With 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.

09/14/2012

A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Romney, Obama Trade Barbs Over Middle East Attack That Killed Bay Area Native

Republican 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.

09/12/2012

California Democratic Party chairman John Burton, speaking at a 2003 news conference when he was California state Senate president pro tem. (David Paul Morris, Getty Images)

Burton Leaves DNC After Apology For Comparing GOPs To Nazi Goebbels

The 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.

09/04/2012

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