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  • The party must come to grips with the 'demographic realities' reshaping the US electorate and devise new strategies for connecting with growing populations of minorities, single women, and youth, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Mitt Romney attributed President Obama's victory in part to big policy "gifts" for African-American, Hispanic and young voters, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama: Immigration Legislation Top Priority  Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    President Obama offers insight on the Latino vote and immigration reform. He says strong Latino voter turnout is one of the reasons he believes he'll be able to get Congress to go along with comprehensive reform very soon after his inauguration.

  • Biggest Tax Reform Obstacle? Look In the Mirror Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    Tax reform sounds like a great idea - until the loophole that's closed is the one that puts money in your pocket.

  • The re-election of President Obama did not presage an end to the deregulated fund-raising unleashed by Citizens United; it most likely will encourage reinforced the practice, The New York Times reports.

  • In Debt Talks, Obama Is Ready to Go Beyond Beltway Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    President Obama, emboldened by his decisive re-election, is looking to the budget talks this week as a second chance to end gridlock in Washington, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama to Insist on Tax Increase for Rich Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    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

    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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.