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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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
    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.

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

    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
    It Could Be a Long Election Night: Trump

    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
    Some Key Early Election Bellwethers: Fagen

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

  • A Sprint Through Swing States in the Campaign’s Last Hours

    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.

  • Romney or Obama, Who'd You Rather?

    Whoever wins the presidential election might feel more like the loser when he realizes what lies ahead for the US economy.

  • Businessmen as Presidents: A Historical Circle Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    Businessmen as Presidents: A Historical Circle

    With so much attention on the income divide between the top 1 percent and the other 99 percent of Americans, it might seem that having enormous business wealth wouldn’t be a great qualification for election as president. And if such a candidate pledged to keep taxes low for the wealthy, he would appear to have no chance at all in a troubled economy, The New York Times reports.

  • Which Candidate Would Help, or Hurt, the Dollar

    President Obama leads Mitt Romney narrowly in three critical swing states, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Candidates Make Final Pleas as Legal Fights Begin Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 9:56 PM ET
    Romney or Obama, Who'd You Rather?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney hunted for last-minute support on Sunday in a frenetic sprint across battleground states, even as their parties faced off in the first of what could be a growing number of legal disputes over presidential ballots and how they are counted. The The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    President Obama and Mitt Romney remain locked in a near-even race for the White House on the eve of Election Day, according to the last NBC/Wall Street Journal pre-election poll.

  • US Election: Why 'Tequila' Is the Way to Go Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Look Homeward, Peso

    The U.S. dollar versus Mexican Peso trade offers the punchiest and most appropriate exposure to Tuesday's U.S. election, HSBC said on Friday, arguing that that this currency pair will be best placed to reflect a U.S.-driven shift in risk appetite.

  • Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 8:53 AM ET
    Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest

    The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republicans raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.  The New York Times reports.

  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    Most everyone has an opinion on who will win the presidential election next week, but in all the prognostication one question has gone mostly overlooked: What if no one wins?

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    President Obama narrowly leads Mitt Romney in three battleground states less than a week before the election, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Air Force 1 Arrives in New Jersey   Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Air Force 1 Arrives in New Jersey

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports that President Obama is arriving in New Jersey to survey the damage after Sandy hit the East Coast.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo: 'Worst is Yet to Come'   Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    NY Gov. Cuomo: 'Worst is Yet to Come'

    New York state officials give an update on Hurricane Sandy, reminding residents that the storm is "life-threatening."