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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Campaigns Spent $30.33 Per Second for Your Vote Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent a combined $30.33 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluged voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Uber-Rich Versus Everyone Else     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    In the final stretch before the election, a lot of buzz has been made about the haves and have nots, with Chrystia Freeland, "Plutocrats,"and CNBC's Robert Frank.

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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • For Years, Warnings That It Could Happen Here Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 7:07 AM ET

    For nearly a decade, scientists have told city and state officials that New York faces certain peril, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama Is Even in TV Ad Race Despite PACs Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Despite repeated warnings from President Obama that unrestricted donations from conservatives to outside groups would swamp them, the White House and its allies are at least holding their own, The New York Times reports.

  • Add one more potential horror to the nightmare political scenarios:  a freakish two-in-one storm that could warp an election that's been two years and $2 billion in the making.

  • Obama Better for Bonds, Romney for Stocks: Investors Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:29 AM ET

    The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.

  • Here’s a Memo From the Boss: Vote This Way Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 9:57 AM ET

    Freed to do so by the Supreme Court, major companies are suggesting and sometimes explicitly recommending how their workers should vote, The New York Times reports.