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Elections 2012

With November fast approaching the Republican and Democratic campaigns are heating up. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates, their platforms and policies and major election events.

President Obama Wins Second Term

President Barack Obama won re-election over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the call coming moments after the president was declared the winner in the key battleground swing state Ohio.The president will now have another four years to see through policies intended to dig the country out an economic morass not seen since the Great Depression in the 1930s. The economy was the central issue of the election and exit polls showed that jobs remained the top concern of most voters.Voters were asked to choose between two markedly different visions of how the nation should be governed. Obama favors an expansive government, while Romney argued that the government is too intrusive and too costly.Polls had shown the race as neck and neck for weeks and that prediction came true in the popular election. But Obama began to break away in the race for electoral votes several hours after polls closed on the East Coast.The win by Obama in Ohio, projected by Fox and other television networks just befor...

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  1. Obama Poised for Financial Win if He Loses

    The latest national polls show the race for the White House remains in a dead heat with just hours remaining before Americans head to the polls to decide this pivota...

  2. Team Obama Vows Electoral and Popular Vote Win

    President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are tied - that's what the polls say. But if you ask the campaigns, they might tell you something else. Obama's top p...

  3. Sen. Rand Paul: We should abolish the Dept of Ed

    Senator Rand Paul, (R-KY), discusses Jeb Bush, education, foreign policy and the U.S. justice system.

  4. $50K per person who gets ObamaCare insurance?

    The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker weighs in on the Congressional Budget Office’s report and the cost of ObamaCare.

  5. Who will be the GOP nominee in 2016?

    GOP Fundraiser Michael Carrazza discusses the potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential election .

  6. Are cloud services like Box safe?

    Casaba Security Co-Founder Samuel Bucholtz on cloud computing, information safety and Box.

  7. How to play the markets

    Chris Robinson of Top Third AG Marketing and Robert Hackel of R.F. Lafferty & Co. discuss the state of the markets.

  8. Billionaire Jeff Greene talks investing, tech and 2016 election

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Greene discusses his investments, the markets, the importance of technology and robotics, the 2016 presidential election and his plans to sell a $195 million property in Beverly Hills.

  9. James Carville on Obama’s SOTU, 2016 election

    Political Strategist James Carville weighs in on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, President Obama’s State of the Union address and the 2016 presidential race.

  10. Can a moderate Republican win in 2016?

    Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes discusses potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential election .

  11. Will Obama execute his veto threats?

    Black Rock Group Senior Director Lisa Boothe weighs in on President Obama’s amnesty plan for illegal immigrants.

  12. Free money for illegal immigrants?

    ‘Weekly Standard’ columnist Steve Hayes discusses the impact of Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants and the president’s long line of vetoes.

  1. The Wackiest 2012 Election Predictors

    It's been a long and tiring election season. And what seems like years of intense campaigning all comes down to this: Election Day 2012. But before the last ballots ...

  2. America…Let's Not Wreck It

    It seems like forever that we've been waiting for today's presidential election. So, here we are in the midst of a moment that could put another nail in free markets...

  3. Will Momentum Benefit Romney on Election Day ?

    FNC’s Megyn Kelly on the Presidential election and how networks interpret the exit poll data.

  4. Gasparino on Stocks Pointing to a Romney Victory

    FBN's Charlie Gasparino on what the markets are saying about the election.

  5. Romney's Hedge-Fund Backers Ready to Party

    There is one group of voters Mitt Romney should win in a landslide in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: hedge fund managers.Most of the best-known hedge fund man...

  6. The Key Elections to Watch on Election Day

    Rasmussen Reports President Scott Rasmussen on the Presidential race and other key elections across the country.

  7. Can Candidates Win the Election Without Ohio?

    ABC News’ Jake Tapper on the key states to watch in the Presidential election .

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