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  • Obama to Insist on Tax Increase for Rich Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 | 8:56 AM ET
    Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

    President Obama said Friday that he would insist that tax increases on affluent Americans be part of any agreement to avoid a year-end fiscal crisis. The New York Times reports.

  • Demographic Shift Brings New Worry for Republicans Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    Don’t Go Wobbly on Economy, GOP

    The Republicans’ Southern strategy, of appealing mostly to white voters, appears to have run into a demographic wall, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Victory Fails to Thrill European Business Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
    Asian Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief as Obama Wins

    European citizens and political leaders welcomed President Barack Obama’s re-election Wednesday. European money was less enthusiastic, the New York Times reports.

  • On Wall Street, Time to Mend Fences With Obama Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:26 PM ET
    President Obama  speaks Dec. 6, 2012, while visiting a home in northern Virginia to discuss his plan to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans.

    With the presidential election over, Wall Street titans who supported Mitt Romney now face the prospect of having to mend fences with the Obama administration.  The New York Times reports.

  • New Face of America Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 7:51 PM ET
    New Face of America

    Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor, explains how shifting demographics in the U.S. impacted the outcome of the election.

  • Breaking Through the Status Quo Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    Breaking Through the Status Quo

    A wrap-up of the election results, with Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal; James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Jared Bernstein, CNBC contributor.

  • Fiscal Cliff Common Ground? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    Fiscal Cliff Common Ground?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on House Speaker Boehner's comments about big spending cuts and tax increases. Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX), and Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-NY) discuss.

  • Voters Punished Rich Candidates Last Night Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Voters Punished Rich Candidates Last Night

    Millionaires candidates who used their own money to run were roundly rejected by voters last night, and the majority were targeted during the campaign for their wealth.

  • For Investors, More Fed Easing, Cliff ‘Heart Attack’ Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    For Investors, More Fed Easing, Cliff ‘Heart Attack’

    An election that was supposed to be about change actually could end up being an intensified dose of more of the same for investors.

  • Obama Wins 8 of the Nation’s 10 Wealthiest Counties Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties.

  • What Linda McMahon Could Have Done With Her $100 Million Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    What Linda McMahon Could Have Done With Her $100 Million

    While not a record for self-financed campaigns, the $90 million former pro wrestling executive Linda McMahon spent on her two failed Senate bids could have bought her plenty of luxury.

  • Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

    Republican senator Lindsey Graham’s remark that there weren’t enough “angry white guys” to bring Republicans to power seemed prophetic in the light of President Barack Obama’s victory.

  • Two-Term Presidency Musings Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 4:38 AM ET
    Two-Term Presidency Musings

    For the third Presidency in a row, a President has been re-elected to serve a second term (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama).

  • Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

    President Barack Obama was re-elected president Tuesday night, put over the top by the crucial battleground state of Ohio following the most expensive election in U.S. history.

  • Asian Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief as Obama Wins Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 3:30 AM ET
    Asian Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief as Obama Wins

    Asian stocks quickly reversed their downtrend on Wednesday after news of U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election removed a major source of uncertainty for regional markets. However, strategists told CNBC they were wary on how long the relief among investors would last.

  • Status Quo as Dems Hold Senate, GOP Keeps House Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Status Quo as Dems Hold Senate, GOP Keeps House

    As the hotly contested U.S. presidential election drew to a close in favor of Barack Obama, Democrats appeared poised to keep control of the Senate while Republicans maintained their hold on the House of Representatives.

  • Wealthy Donors Spend Millions on Ballot Initiatives Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
    Wealthy Donors Spend Millions on Ballot Initiatives

    In California alone, a handful of wealthy donors have spent more than $350 million in state ballot initiatives, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • This Election, a Private Bet on Las Vegas Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
    This Election, a Private Bet on Las Vegas

    Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, and its six electoral votes are up for grabs this election. Most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, but Republicans have been spending heavily.

  • Then Again, Maybe Romney Can Pull It Off: Lindsey Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 2:53 PM ET
    Then Again, Maybe Romney Can Pull It Off: Lindsey

    A Republican economist who previously predicted President Barack Obama would prevail over Republican challenger Mitt Romney has changed his prediction, arguing to CNBC on Tuesday that current polls may overstate Obama’s support.

  • US Presidential Election and the Great Virginia Divide

    While Ohio has taken much of the focus of this election cycle, Virginia is still crucial. Even if Republican Governor Mitt Romney wins Ohio, he will still need Virginia's thirteen electoral votes to put him over the top.