Elections Democrats

  • Mitt Romney

    Less than 48 hours after Newt Gingrich  won the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney launched a coordinated campaign attack against his newly strengthened rival. 

  • Mitt Romney

    Stung by a South Carolina setback that capped a bad week, Mitt Romney said he would release his tax returns Tuesday in hopes of ending a campaign distraction.

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    Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary, dealing a sharp blow to Mitt Romney. Gingrich said his victory was a blow to "elites" and took swipes at President Obama.

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    Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.

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    From country restaurants to suburban shopping malls, voters facing 4 options in the Republican primary seemed to shrug and say, “I haven’t decided.” The New York Times reports.

  • Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • Newt Gingrich

    Might a strong Newt Gingrich debate performance tonight trump the ABC Nightline interview with Newt’s ex-wife Marianne?

  • Mitt Romney

    With a fortune estimated to be as large as a quarter of a billion dollars, Mitt Romney is among the wealthiest men ever to run for president, the New York Times reports.

  • Politics and Jump Starting the Economy

    Things got worse after President Obama put his policies in place Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA), who says the deficit and spending will catch up to the nation the same way is has to the countries in Europe.

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    As Congress returns from a three-week holiday break , the political parties will have to decide how to pay for extending an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut through the end of 2012.

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    Though many of the wealthy lean toward the Republican Party, in interviews, 1 percenters expressed a broad range of views on how to fix the economy. The New York Times reports.

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    Will America, Inc. ask Mitt Romney the former turnaround CEO to prevent the bankruptcy of U.S. Government, Inc.? Isn’t a Bainful turnaround exactly what America needs?

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    "A month before the deadline we got pretty close. We touched gloves then went back to our respective corners," said Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican. "It was tough because Democrats have a very different point of view on taxes and Republicans wanted to be sure we did something pro-growth" including corporate tax reform.

  • New- Understanding our Need for Novelty and Change

    Why are we always in search of something "new"? The author explains why we’re attracted to novelty.

  • Can Mitt Romney Balance the Budget?

    Discussing the GOP candidates that have the ability to balance the nation's budget, with Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Rick Lazio, former Republican Congressman, who says Mitt Romney is in the best position to discuss entitlement reform and bring people together.

  • Sen. Portman: Budget & Tax Reform

    The month before the deadline, we got pretty close, says Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who adds that Democrats have a different view on taxes than Republicans.

  • He clearly destroyed the rest of the field in a state that has a primary more akin to the general election compared to Iowa.

  • Mitt Romney: Long Road Ahead for Campaign

    As GOP Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares for his campaign in South Carolina, he tells CNBC he hopes to ultimately become the nominee but will take nothing for granted. Romney also adds the economy is far more complex than the Reagan years, and the purpose of his campaign is to help middle income Americans. He says he will try to make the nation the most attractive for jobs.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney won broad support from conservatives and moderates and was widely viewed as Republicans' best hope of defeating President Barack Obama in this fall's elections, preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary showed.

  • Is Capitalism Broken? Larry Summers Explains

    Larry Summers, Harvard University professor and former Treasury Secretary, wrote in an Op-Ed in the Financial Times that America's current woes call for "smart reinvention not destruction."