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  • CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 8:12 PM ET
    General David Petraeus (C) meets young officers October 28, 2009 at Forward Operating Base Wilson in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

    The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, resigned on Friday, citing an extramarital affair after serving as spy agency chief for a year.

  • FCC Chairman on Broadening the Mobile Spectrum  Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses the agency's key initiative to open up more spectrum for mobile services.

  • Demographic Shift Brings New Worry for Republicans Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 5:05 AM ET

    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

    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

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

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

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

  • 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

    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

    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 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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch  Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says Mitt Romney has a real shot of breaking through the "Obama Midwest Firewall."

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Path to 270  Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    The race is to 270 electoral votes, so CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the electoral map.

  • It Could Be a Long Election Night: Trump Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    Regardless of the outcome of the tightly contested presidential election, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday that both sides will finally sit down and deal with the country’s fiscal problems.

  • Some Key Early Election Bellwethers: Fagen Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:48 AM ET

    Nearly every politician complains about gridlock in Washington. But, why isn’t Mitt Romney focusing on it as a campaign issue ?

  • Early voting has been under way for weeks across the country, but with Election Day almost here, the presidential candidates and their supporters are offering one last burst of activity. The New York Times reports.