Financial pundits were for gridlock, until they were against it. Why? There's limited data, but historians think it might be the worst possible kind for the markets.
By Mina Kimes, writer
Gridlock has come to the Hill--but will it benefit stocks? Earlier in the summer, market pundits came out in favor of a split Congress, arguing that a disempowered government would leave business alone and eliminate regulatory uncertainty. In recent days, though, MORENov 3, 2010 1:12 PM ET
The Republicans now have a platform to voice their positions on economic policy, even if their bills never land on President Obama's desk. Here's how they'll likely approach the hotly debated issues.
With the midterm elections behind us, the stage is now set for the 2012 presidential election. Like Democrats, Republicans on the campaign trail spent much of the time touting job creation. But now that the GOP dominates the MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Nov 3, 2010 12:08 PM ET
Spencer Bachus will likely be the new Barney Frank. While Republicans won't be able accomplish much in this term, Wall Street will be relieved to finally be left alone.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
It's been a rough couple of years for Wall Street up on Capitol Hill. Wide Democratic majorities slapped credit card issuers with new rules. And then they passed a sweeping financial reform bill that requires banks to spin off MORENov 3, 2010 7:19 AM ET
Why Democrats have been told not to tout their votes for Wall Street reform, the party's only popular legislative achievement.
by Tory Newmyer, writer
To get a measure of just how toxic the political atmosphere is for Democrats, consider this: Incumbents are so wary of touting their records, they are largely ignoring Wall Street reform, the only broadly popular item among the party's major legislative accomplishments.
Back in mid-July, with the bill on MOREOct 14, 2010 2:24 PM ET
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