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Elections Democrats

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama emerged from the euphoria of his party's convention Friday and ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation's unemployment outlook.

  • Paul Ryan

    "If borrowing and spending and regulating and taxing was the secret to economic success, we would be entering a golden age along with Greece," GOP Vice President candidate Paul Ryan told CNBC Friday.

  • Glenn Beck

    Glenn Beck used his radio show to complain that an American Airline flight attendant treated him rudely because Beck is a conservative. Glenn Beck says he isn't calling for a boycott the airline, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • US. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha wave after Obama's acceptance speech.

    In a tight race, President Obama accepted the presidential nomination, acknowledging slow progress in solving the nation's economic woes but declaring, "Our challenges can be met."

  • Closing Obama's Enthusiasm Gap

    Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and Greg Valliere, Potomac Research Group, offer their opinions on President Obama's speech, including the search for specifics. Valliere believes Obama revived the base with this speech. With CNBC's John Harwood, Larry Kudlow and Brian Sullivan.

  • Former U.S. President Bill Clintonspeaks on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention.

    Did Bill Clinton's nomination speech get President Obama re-elected? At least one GOP strategist says yes.

  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams may not be quite as lonely as the pop song suggests. According to Larry Kudlow, it’s where you’ll find Barack Obama.

  • The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton addresses the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke for nearly twice as long as he was scheduled at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and roughly half his remarks were ad-libbed. But just try to pin him down on a flat-out falsehood, and you will begin to understand why he has confounded his critics for years.

  • Is Twitter Skewed Toward President Obama? 

    The number of Twitter followers of President Obama is growing at more than four times the rate of GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Is it a case of people's preferences, bad algorithms or something else? 

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

    Focusing on small business is a smart political strategy because it can appeal to the middle class. Here's how both parties tailored their messages for Main Street.

  • US President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House.

    President Barack Obama says he regrets the wording he used in his "didn't build that" speech that Republicans have used as their own rallying cry.

  • The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton addresses the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Democrats are crowing about the 4.5 million private sector jobs added under Obama, but the election could ride on tomorrow'sjobs update.

  • Countdown to President Obama

    CNBC's Scott Cohn fact checks former President Clinton's speech at the DNC. Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and Martin Baily, Brookings Institution, discuss.

  • President Barack Obama joins Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

    "Yes this country and its people are better off than they were four years ago but the job is not done," writes this Guest Blogger.

  • Kudlow: 'I Enjoyed Watching Bill Clinton'

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow provides perspective on former President Clinton's speech last night and takes a look ahead to President Obama's address tonight.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney will make his first appearance of the campaign season this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” a move clearly intended to thrust himself back onto the main stage of the presidential campaign after ceding it to President Obama.

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    In 2008, Democrats had a tremendous social media advantage. In 2012, that lead has been ceded to the Republicans.

  • President Obama will hold onto the White House if the S&P 500 remains above 1,200 until Americans go to the polls according to Paul Dales, the senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

  • Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Obama intervened to order the changes.

  • The U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff early next year before a deal gets cut in January to address the country’s fiscal problems, Peter Orszag, a former Obama administration official, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.