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

    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
    Efforts to Curb Social Spending Face Resistance

    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
    Budget Standoff Weighs on Holiday Shopping Season

    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
    Good News, Bad News in Averting the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    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.

  • Don’t Go Wobbly on Economy, GOP

    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.

  • Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters

    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
    Obama: Immigration Legislation Top Priority

    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
    Forget Fiscal Cliff, Brace for ‘Fiscal Waterslide’: Author

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

  • Result Won’t Limit Campaign Money Any More Than Ruling Did

    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
    In Debt Talks, Obama Is Ready to Go Beyond Beltway

    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
    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.