Elections Democrats

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich may not have finished in the top ranks in Iowa, but he thinks upcoming primaries are still up for grabs and his Reagan-like leanings still make him a contender.

  • Wilbur Ross: Romney Will Win New Hampshire

    GOP candidate Mitt Romney has picked up momentum, says Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company, who thinks Romney will win New Hampshire, with an overwhelming victory.

  • Iowa Senator: Obama Can Lose

    President Obama inherited a bad economy, but economy has gotten worse since he has been President, says Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who says a clear division between the two parties in the 2012 election, Obama can be beaten.

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    The United States faces a "true revolution" in the choices it will have to make to secure its fiscal future now that the welfare state has run up against a "brick wall of economic reality", former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Wednesday.

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    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.

  • Takeaways from Iowa

    Discussing the lessons learned from Iowa for Republicans and Democrats, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline.

  • Iowa Caucus: Candidates Gaining Momentum

    CNBC's John Harwood has the highlights on which candidates are considered Iowa's front-runners.

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    The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.

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    “The purpose of economic policy is growth, jobs, and prosperity,” supply-side founder Art Laffer told me Wednesday. As such, Laffer has endorsed Newt Gingrich and the Gingrich 15 percent flat-tax plan, which includes the 12.5 percent corporate-tax reform. “It’s nothing against the other candidates,” Laffer said. “But Newt’s plan is right, and therefore endorsing him is the right thing to do.”

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    In 2011, we learned (again) that global events that we cannot control can shake the oil markets, send prices higher and steal money from your wallet.

  • Iowa Caucus Looms

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story on GOP candidates getting ready for the Iowa Caucus less than a week away.

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    The Obama administration will ask Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion this week, as the government will be within $100 billion of its current limit by Friday.

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    Pharmaceutical giants’ profits could take a "double-dip" hit next year from patent expirations on blockbuster drugs and President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, according to a report from CreditSights, a credit market research firm.