Elections Democrats

  • 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."

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    You may not know this, but Republicans aren't the only ones campaigning for President in New Hampshire this week. Democrats are, too, more than a half dozen of them, including a guy who wears a rubber boot on his head.

  • Ballot Box

    Unemployment is higher than it's been going into any election year since World War II. But history shows that won't necessarily stop President Barack Obama from reclaiming the White House.

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    Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.

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    The recess appointments of the NLRB members and Richard Cordray may be done but that doesn’t mean the controversy has died down. Since the appointments, many of my contacts have expressed their frustration over the Obama Administration’s actions.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    What kind of surprises are in store for 2012? If Byron Wien is correct, Italy and Greece will voluntarily default and the S&P 500 will top 1400. Plus, who will win the presidential election and more predictions for 2012.

  • Michelle Bachmann

    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the presidential race Wednesday, leaving her supporters up for grabs to other GOP contenders.

  • Ballot Box

    President Obama can be defeated, Sen. Charles Grassley, R.-Iowa, told CNBC Wednesday, the day after Mitt Romney eeked out a win in the Iowa caucuses. "He inherited a bad economy but every measure of the economy since he’s been president has gotten worse in the three years," he said.