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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. Taxpayers filing later?

    Liberty Tax Service CEO John Hewitt on why Americans should file their tax returns as early as possible.

  4. Obama: Our military cooperation with Israel will continue

    FBN’s Rich Edson and Stratfor Advisor of Middle Eastern Affairs Kamran Bokhari discuss the allegations that Israel spying on talks between Iran and the U.S. and President Obama and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s news conference.

  5. Romney: No realistic scenario under which that would happen

    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, (R-Mass.), talks to FBN’s Neil Cavuto about the Republican field for president and his decision not to run in 2016.

  6. Obama: Our military cooperation with Israel will continue

    FBN’s Rich Edson and Stratfor Advisor of Middle Eastern Affairs Kamran Bokhari discuss the allegations that Israel spying on talks between Iran and the U.S. and President Obama and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s news conference.

  7. Ted Cruz uses social media to reveal 2016 presidential bid

    SocialFlow CEO Jim Anderson talks social media and Sen. Ted Cruz using Twitter to reveal a 2016 presidential bid.

  8. Can Ted Cruz be president?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s citizenship issue and his 2016 presidential bid.

  9. Why are investors worried over rate hikes?

    Divine Capital CEO Dani Hughes, Profitabletrading.com Senior Strategist Jared Levy and United Advisors Chief Market Strategist Scott Martin on investors worrying that the Fed will raise rates.

  10. Neil’s Spiel: We should listen to the underdog, too

    FBN’s Neil Cavuto and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Mark Everson on the process of picking presidential candidates.

  11. Neil’s Spiel: Government unfit to judge whether banks are fit?

    Democratic Strategist Bernard Whitman, Cove Strategies co-founder Mercedes Schlapp and FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the Federal Reserve’s bank stress tests.

  12. Will email scandal hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances?

    WSJ’s Dan Henninger on the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

  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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