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  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia.

    Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Romney Hits the Road to Grab 'Swing' Votes

    Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discusses the importance of "swing states" and Mitt Romney's plan to stimulate economic growth and restore American jobs.

  • How Education Impacts the Economy

    "If you live in poverty, chances are you'll stay in poverty," says Jeb Bush, Foundation for Excellence in Education, discussing the need to transform the nation's educational system. He also weighs in on the 2012 presidential election.

  • Tim Pawlenty

    To say that the choice of Tim Pawlenty to represent the banking industry is odd would be an understatement, but his appointment is the clearest sign yet of the flexible ethic that makes the revolving door in Washington spin faster.

  • Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off their jobs yesterday after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.

    Traditional alliances have shifted, and teachers’ unions have pursued some strange bedfellows among lawmakers who would not appear to be natural allies, The New York Times reports.

  • Small Business Owner

    One struggling small-business owner says he's confounded by rich people, who complain about paying taxes. "Oh, please, let me have that problem," he told the Huffington Post.

  • Presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy during a televised debate.

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney are going head to head soon in an attempt to win your vote. But do the faceoffs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • Reasons to Go Over the Fiscal Cliff?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports why both political parties may be willing to let the nation fall off the fiscal cliff.

  • Pawlenty's New Role on Wall Street

    Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable president & CEO, discusses why he left Romney's presidential campaign to begin a new gig with a major lobbying group.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney criticized President Obama on Sunday for refusing to meet Israeli Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, accusing the president of distancing the US from an important Middle East ally. The New York Times reports.

  • Biggest 'Ego Trip' of the Week

    It's now time to reveal who had the biggest "ego trip" of the week, according to viewers who took a survey on CNBC's Facebook page.

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    A rule that kept many stay-at-home parents from getting a credit card in their own name could soon get the boot.

  • President Barack Obama

    In the presidential campaign, China has become a focal point encompassing security and economic concerns, highlighting the nations’ complex relationship, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama holds clear leads over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in three more swing states—Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa—according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Stepping up his criticism of Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape moment, President Obama said his Republican rival's comments about voters suggest he doesn't know Americans very well.

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    The only thing that stands in the way of a boom in economic growth is fiscal policy, former Senator Judd Gregg said on Thursday.

  • Man Behind the Romney Fundraiser

    Marc Leder, who hosted the event where Mitt Romney made his recent "47 percent" gaffe, runs a private equity firm in Florida, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination on August 30.

    Going beyond Mitt Romney's reference to 47 percent not paying federal income taxes, we looked at the rest of the secretly recorded video  and found other instances where Romney’s facts do not always add up.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says he cares about the poor and middle class as he tries to stem criticism over secretly recorded comments that he doesn't worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

  • Jack Welch appears on Squawk Box.

    Mitt Romney needs to a lay out a clearer, more encompassing vision of what he will do as president and not get sidetracked by small controversies, businessman and author Jack Welch said.