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  • Riskiest Job: House Speaker Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 3:40 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    A Republican tsunami will be bullish for the dollar. The bigger the GOP landslide, the better it will be for the greenback.

  • Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters Abroad Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    If Bush-era income tax cuts are extended and the deficit grows, the dollar could be further weakened — a prospect that worries U.S. allies and trading partners, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad
    By: Jeff Cox
    Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 1:56 PM ET

    "Should a split Congress be the result of the November 2 elections, the resulting uncertainty may just end up adding one more stone to this already high wall of worry," says one strategist.

  • Farr: Election No Panacea Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Voters seem to believe that a split Congress and increased gridlock is the best way to achieve these ends, and I don't disagree.

  • GOP Needs to Compromise: Morici Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Republicans don’t have a mandate to impose a rigid conservative agenda. Voters want less government and smaller deficits but polls indicate upwards to 80 percent want Republicans to compromise with Democrats to get things done.

  • Sectors to Consider Post Election Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 9:30 AM ET

    After you cast your ballot, stop for a moment and think about what your next investment move should be for post-election and 2011. Here are a few sector ideas to consider.

  • I’ve lived through many presidential and mid-term elections, and I don’t recall seeing this level of anguish, frustration, and outright anger from the American people. We’re in unchartered territory.

  • Schork: Politics, Elections & Energy Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 9:42 AM ET

    This White House failed to appreciate the true mess they inherited and instead focused its energy on exploiting the financial crisis to further its redistributionist mission to transfer money from the haves to the have-nots, i.e. from the productive side of the economy to the unproductive side of the economy.

  • Seven Major Post-Election Themes Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    Barring a major surprise, the Republicans will take the House on Tuesday night – our prediction is a gain of 55 net seats, far more than the 39-seat magic number – while falling just short of the 10 seats needed to take the Senate.


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