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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. Michael Bloomberg weighs in on FAA travel ban to Israel

    Former NYC mayor speaks out in Jerusalem

  4. Quayle: Obama has taken executive authority to a new level

    Former Vice President of The United States Dan Quayle whether President Obama is exceeding his authority by changing the health-care law and his expectations of the midterm elections.

  5. President Obama blaming others?

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board’s Mary Kissel on President Obama’s comments on global issues.

  6. Should Congress focus on tax reform over inversions?

    Forbes Media chairman Steve Forbes and Bob Doll of Nuveen Asset Management discuss tax inversions.

  7. D.C. hypocrisy? Koch Brothers vs. Tom Steyer

    MediaSpeak Strategies President Nancy Pfotenhauer on the Koch brothers, Tom Steyer and President Obama.

  8. D.C. hypocrisy? Koch Brothers vs. Tom Styer

    MediaSpeak Strategies President Nancy Pfotenhauer on the Koch brothers, Tom Styer and President Obama.

  9. Debate brewing in Fed over interest rate hikes

    FBN contributors Jon Hilsenrath and Scott Martin and RBC Wealth Management senior vice president George Gero discuss their outlook for interest-rate hikes.

  10. Varney: Impeaching President Obama equals a waste of time

    FBN’s Stuart Varney on why impeaching the president would not resolve any political issues.

  11. The Judge: Obama’s failure to uphold immigration law violates his oath

    FOX News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano sounds off on President Obama’s handling of immigration.

  12. Can Obama end the border crisis?

    Town Hall managing editor Conn Carroll on the immigration crisis at the southern border of the U.S.

  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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