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Stocks Fall On ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fears

Stocks Fall On ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fears

Concerned that the White House and Congress won’t be able to agree on how to avoid deep spending cuts and tax increases, many investors sold stocks this morning.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

For Obama, Vindication, But Not A Mandate

For Obama, Vindication, But Not A Mandate

Obama has become only the third U.S. president to win re-election by a narrower margin than his first victory. Having won a second term, Obama will seek to set the nation’s agenda on issues ranging from taxes to immigration, but he may continue to struggle in selling his ideas to Congress.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republican Response Likely To Be Tactical, Not Transformative

Republican Response Likely To Be Tactical, Not Transformative

Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney’s defeat wasn’t seen as a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer to run a competent enough campaign to defeat a vulnerable incumbent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Business, Labor Groups Laud Obama Victory

Exit polls showed the economy was Issue No. 1 with voters in this presidential election. And it didn’t take long for labor organizers and business leaders to start offering their thoughts on the re-election of President Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain Senate

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain Senate

Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That’s Out Of Line!

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That’s Out Of Line!

On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it’s the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what’s not at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Guide For The Day: An Election Day Timeline

The final day in the 2012 political marathon has arrived. Here’s an hour-by-hour guide to key times across the nation on Election Day.

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

GOP Eyes Gains As Voters In 11 States Pick Governors

GOP Eyes Gains As Voters In 11 States Pick Governors

While the occupant of the governor’s office is historically far less important than the party that controls the state legislature, top state officials in coming years are expected to wield significant influence in at least one major area: health care.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Americans go to the polls today to choose the winner of the long, expensive and bitter race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The outcome is expected to be determined by a handful of battleground states, and perhaps only one.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us