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  • Herman Cain: What to Expect from Romney

    Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate, discusses what Mitt Romney needs to do tonight in order to shake-up the race. Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide; Rick Lazio, Jones Walker; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Congressional Budget Office director, weigh in.

  • Obama & Romney Face Off!

    Mitt Romney and President Obama are in their respective hotel rooms, making final preparations for the big debate, reports CNBC's John Harwood. Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide; Rick Lazio, Jones Walker; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Congressional Budget Office director, weigh in.

  • U.S. Presidential Debates

    Daniel Hanson, Economic Researcher, AEI (American Enterprise Institute) and Alex Cole, Vice President, Hattaway Communications weigh in on the Presidential debates.

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    The first presidential debate is likely to focus on economic issues as President Obama and Mitt Romney clash over the size and role of government.  Here are some of the topics that could come up.

  • High Stakes for Obama & Romney

    The latest polls have President Obama ahead of Romney, and both are in final preparations for tonight's presidential debate, with CNBC's John Harwood and Eamon Javers.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Nearly every politician complains about gridlock in Washington. But, why isn’t Mitt Romney focusing on it as a campaign issue ?

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    While not nearly as high-profile as the “Barbarians at the Gate” world of Wall Street, middle market M&A creates huge amounts of liquidity in the American economy, with about $275 billion of middle market transactions closed in 2011.

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    Thinking of leaving the country if you hate the thought of an Obama re-election or a Romney victory? Here's your chance to flee for free.

  • President Barack Obama speaking in Nashua, NH on energy.

    With an end to the contentious presidential campaign just a month away, there remains a lingering question about whether President Obama introduced the U.S. to socialism, and with it, the death knell of traditional American values.

  • New Poll Shows Slight Obama Lead

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest numbers from a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Obama leads challenger, Mitt Romney 48% to 46% in Virginia.

  • Poll: Romney Even With Obama in Florida

    A look at the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll numbers, heading into tonight's presidential debate, with John Harwood.

  • Candidates Ready to Debate in Colorado

    NBC's Chuck Todd discusses why the battleground states are so important to the presidential candidates as they get ready to face each other in tonight's debate.

  • President Barack Obama makes a brief appearance at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012.

    The number 18 has crept into President Obama's campaign speeches — as in, "We've cut taxes for small businesses 18 times," The New York Times reports. Is this true?

  • Why Debating Style Matters

    Discussing which presidential candidate has the best economic plan and style to win tonight's debate, with Edward Conard, former Bain Capital partner, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman.

  • Poll: Obama Lead Narrowing

    According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, challenger Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in Florida. CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest poll results.

  • Winning Debate Strategies

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, and Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist, debate whether style or substance will win tonight's presidential debate between President Obama and challenger, Mitt Romney.

  • Ready, Set.....Debate!

    CNBC's John Harwood reveals the results of the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which shows the race between challenger Mitt Romney and President Obama is closer than some have suggested.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in the critical swing state of Florida, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has found.

  • US President Barack Obama answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, August 20, 2012.

    A small Chinese firm has sued President Barack Obama for squashing its bid to build wind farms close to a naval training site, but experts say the suit is long shot for a firm that greatly underestimated U.S. suspicions about Chinese intentions.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Obama heads into his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney holding a narrow lead, the new NBC/WSJ poll shows.