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Elections Democrats

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama has widened his lead over Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll. The results come as Romney struggles to explain remarks deriding Obama supporters in a leaked video.

  • Mitt Romney

    Amid all the discussion about the political impact of the Mitt Romney secret taping story this week is one unanswered question: Did the person who made the tape commit a crime?

  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a fundraising event earlier this year that “there are 47 percent who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them.”

  • Romney Tape Revealed: Time For a Message Reset?

    Comments Mitt Romney made behind a closed-door fundraiser has gone public. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details and what it could mean for the November elections.

  • Bob Woodward

    In an interview about his new book, "The Price of Politics," Bob Woodward says that the hard choices on the economy can be postponed no longer.

  • House Party

    A new study from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found that tax cuts for the wealthy do not generate stronger economic growth. But they may increase inequality.

  • Beijing, China

    Governor Romney is right. The United States must get tough with China to restore growth and good paying jobs.

  • Has Obama's Bounce Faded?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports how unrest in the Middle East is impacting the election.

  • Rudy Giuliani

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani staunchly defended Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s response to the foreign attacks roiling Western diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. Obama spoke about the Keystone XL pipeline and his energy policies.

    More than $153 million has been spent this year on TV ads promoting fossil fuels or criticizing Obama-backed clean energy, nearly four times the amount spent by the other side, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama has opened clear leads over Mitt Romney in three critical battlegrounds of the November election, according to new polls by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Marist College.

  • Barak Obama, Jeffery Katzenberg

    Preisdent Obama points to the small donors to his re-election bid, but his top bundlers have raised or given at least $200 million through the end of May, The New York Times reports.

  • Ben Bernanke

    A top Congressional Republican expressed skepticism on Thursday about how much the Federal Reserve can do with a new round of to bolster the economy and spur hiring, adding that it underscored how uncertain conditions really are.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Republicans and Democrats agree on closing loopholes, but are battling over whether the reforms should bring in more revenue or break even.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    Mitt Romney and President Obama are trading tough words over the handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, injecting foreign policy into a presidential campaign that has focused on a sour economy.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Our Investigations Inc. fact check delves into the candidates' statements on energy.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Having both declined public money, President Obama and Mitt Romney are committing to ambitious fund-raising schedules that are eating into valuable campaign time, The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exits a vehicle before boarding his campaign plane on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. As the Republican National Convention continues, Romney will travel to Indianapolis to address the American Legion.

    More than one third of Europeans hold a negative opinion of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to an annual survey by Transatlantic Trends released on Wednesday.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    "Like Europe, when it comes to our biggest needs we have tended to kick the can down the road," says economist Robert Brusque, who favors Romney. "We need someone to kick us in the can to get us going in the right direction on a different road."

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    Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.