Your Money Your Vote

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

  • Nearly two years after helping spark the Tea Party movement, CNBC's Rick Santelli looks at its effec on American politics and reflects on the impact of  his televised rant.

  • Nancy Pelosi

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

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    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.

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    Tired of relenteless growth, some residents are trying to push through a referendum giving towns and municipalities more control over local development, reports The New York Times.

  • Republican Representative John Boehner

    The Republican leader is focused on stopping any regulatory, tax, and trade barriers to job creation. When asked about the main agenda point for a GOP Congress, Boehner said, “Stop all the bad stuff.” I like it. Stop all the bad stuff.

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    According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, self-funded candidates—those who are pouring their own personal fortunes into their campaigns rather than raising the bulk of their campaign cash from political donors—aren’t faring well in the hotly-contested 2010 election cycle.

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    Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in  Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus. The NYT reports.

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    Even as the Washington conventional wisdom suggests Democrats are on the verge of losing their majority in the House, they still have more cash on hand than the Republicans in 27 of the 37 most hotly contested races.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The vote for the Republicans is not an endorsement of the Tea Party or their radical solutions that would privatize Social Security and roll back letting kids stay on healthcare, or for severe cuts in vital programs like Medicare and Social Security.

  • Damn, those Republicans work fast — the jobs situation is already improving! In all seriousness, I am not (yet) willing to bet, based on a single recent data point, that the employment situation has turned around.

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    Of the 98 House races tracked by Facebook, the candidate with more "Fans" won 74 percent of the time.

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    So what did our congressional representatives really learn from last Tuesday’s election? Not much, I fear.

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    A new report shows that the One Percenters lost more income and paid higher tax rates than the rest of the population.

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