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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. How will the midterm elections impact your portfolio?

    Capital Alpha Partners analyst Loren Smith and Newedge Director of Market Strategy Robbert van Batenburg on how the midterm elections could potentially impact investors’ portfolios.

  4. Teachers unions splurging $80M for political ads?

    FNC’s Mike Emmanuel on money spent by teachers unions on midterm political ads.

  5. Will turbulence continue on Wall Street?

    Hedgeye Risk Management Founder and CEO Keith McCullough and Skybridge Capital Founbder Anthony Scaramucci discuss what to expect from and how to invest in volatile markets.

  6. National price of gasoline falls closer to $3

    Gasbuddy.com Patrick DeHaan on where the cheapest gasoline prices are in the U.S.

  7. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis defends 'wheel chair ad'

    Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott weighs in on a federal judge striking down state's voter ID law and Democratic opponent Wendy Davis' latest campaign attack ad.

  8. Rep. Burgess: Use money from ObamaCare to fight Ebola

    Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) explains why he believes money from ObamaCare should be used to fight Ebola.

  9. President Obama too busy with fundraisers to deal with scandals?

    FBN’s Lou Dobbs on the impact of Obama Administration scandals and policies on Democrats in the midterm elections.

  10. Obama Administration policies hurting Democrats in midterm elections?

    Democratic Strategist Mary Anne Marsh and Washington Times Political Editor Stephen Dinan on the midterm elections.

  11. Government bureaucracy causing problems for the U.S.?

    The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger weighs in on government bureaucracy and the risks it puts on the U.S.

  12. Lois Lerner confronted on-camera by journalist

    'Crapitalism' author Jason Mattera discusses his reporting confrontation with Lois Lerner.

  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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