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  • US Court Upholds Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • What Happens Next  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    The very latest on fiscal cliff talks, with CNBC's John Harwood, Steve Liesman & Larry Kudlow.

  • You're a Mean One, Fiscal Grinch  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    The House is expected to vote on Speaker Boehner's "Plan B" budget proposal tonight, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Efforts to Curb Social Spending Face Resistance Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Emboldened by gains in Congress, Democrats appear less willing to compromise in “fiscal cliff" talks on cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, The New York Times reports.

  • Budget Standoff Weighs on Holiday Shopping Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    The impasse in Congress over the “fiscal cliff” could be the Grinch that steals Christmas if it isn’t resolved soon.

  • Good News, Bad News in Averting the 'Fiscal Cliff' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    With Congress returning from Thanksgiving, here’s the good news for those looking to avoid the “fiscal cliff”: Members of both parties do agree on one LARGE point — taxes for the wealthy should go up.

  • 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.