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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. Will the midterm elections have an impact on Wall Street?

    Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the markets and midterm elections.

  4. Could a Republican Senate repeal ObamaCare?

    North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis on his U.S. Senate race against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, ISIS and ObamaCare.

  5. Future of the economy with a GOP House, Senate sweep?

    Former Reagan economic adviser Art Laffer on the minimum wage debate, the U.S. economy, the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election .

  6. ISIS relies on social media

    FBN’s Liz MacDonald and Rich Edson and FOX News contributor Capt. Pete Hegseth on social media’s role in ISIS’ PR campaign.

  7. Gasbuddy: Cheapest Labor Day for driving since 2010

    Gasbuddy chief oil analyst Tom Kloza gives his outlook for gas prices.

  8. National security to be top issue in 2016 election?

    The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger argues national security will become a primary issue in the 2016 presidential election .

  9. Gasparino on Warren Buffett

    FBN’s Charlie Gasparino on Warren Buffett’s stance on tax policy.

  10. Lost Lerner emails too difficult to find?

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton with the latest on the IRS scandal and Lois Lerner’s lost emails.

  11. Midterm election impact on Wall Street

    Federated Investors Chief Equity Strategist Phil Orlando and former National Economic Council member Philippa Malmgren on how the midterm elections will affect the markets.

  12. Mitt Romney to make another run at the White House?

    FBN’s Charlie Gasparino on the possibility of Mitt Romney making a run for President in 2016.

  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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