November 7th, 2012
09:31 PM ET

Social issues make big gains on election night

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the turning tide on social issues among American voters. For the first time in history voters in four states voted to legalize same-sex marriage. In Colorado and Washington state, Americans voted to approve legalizing marijuana.

President Barack Obama eked out a 4% win in Colorado, while also carrying Maryland, Maine, and Washington, who all voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

Does the GOP need to re-evaluate their party platform.

OutFront tonight: CNN contributor John Avlon, Erick Erickson and Sasha Issenberg, author of "The Victory Lab: the secret science of winning campaigns."


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
November 7th, 2012
09:22 PM ET

Markets tank after Obama victory: Investors concerned with looming fiscal cliff

The day after President Barack Obama wins a second term, the Dow has its worst day in a year.  The Dow finished the day down nearly 313 points. For the first time in three months, it closed below 13,000.  The S&P and Nasdaq both fell nearly 2.5%.

How much is the election to blame for the drop?

Outfront tonight: Michael Farr – Author of "Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment."

Filed under: Markets • News • Politics
November 7th, 2012
08:47 PM ET

The lighter side of the 2012 Election

The very long campaign season is finally over. As happy as we are to see it go. We will miss the candidates. Sometimes it seemed like they'd say anything to get elected. Other times it was like they didn't know what they were saying at all.

Filed under: 2012 Election • E-Block
November 7th, 2012
08:42 PM ET

Dems, GOP talk averting fiscal cliff after Obama victory

Aides to President Barack Obama told CNN Wednesday the President has already called key congressional leaders in both parties to talk about his agenda, and find ways to work together to avert the fiscal cliff.

House Speaker John Boehner responded this afternoon:

"For this to work we need to plan for a serious process focused on substance, not on theatrics. It will require weeks of work, rather than a weekend of photo ops. It won't happen around the campfire at Camp David or in a secret room of some Air Force Base or, as much as I'd like, over 18 holes of golf. This is going take time but if we're all striving for a solution, I'm confident that we can get there."

OutFront tonight: Rep. Chris Van Hollen – Democrat of Maryland. He's Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and was a member of the Super Committee on deficit reduction.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy
November 7th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

Soul-searching for the GOP: "We got to do better," says Gov. Bob McDonnell

Republicans not only lost the White House, but also lost three senate seats on Election night. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), chair of the group responsible for getting Republicans elected to the Senate admitted early this morning, his party needs to reassess.

"While some will want to blame one wing of the party over the other, the reality is candidates from all corners of our GOP lost tonight," said Cornyn. "Clearly we have work to do in the weeks and months ahead."

How does the Republican party regain its footing?

OutFront tonight: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
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