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  • 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.

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    A judge blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Ahead of the first of three presidential debates on Wednesday, there's barely a murmur about the potentially disastrous effect of $607 billion of tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Voters say the presidential debates will be important in deciding whom to vote for in this year’s election, according to a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.

  • Race to the White House

    How important is the debate in picking a president? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a child during a campaign rally at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado, on October 1, 2012.

    With the debates starting, Mitt Romney’s campaign appears to be expanding beyond its hope of making the election a simple referendum on President Obama’s jobs record.

  • Trump Debate Advice: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt

    Donald Trump's advice to Mitt Romney for Wednesday's debate against President Barack Obama: No more Mr. Nice Guy.

  • Trump: Romney Go 'Attack Mode' at Debate

    "It will be a very interesting debate," said Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, weighing in on the eve of the presidential debate, saying he expects both candidates to do well.

  • Do Political Debates Matter?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama maintains a slight lead in some polls, and discusses the impact of political debates on the outcome of elections.

  • Presidential Election Debate's Affect on Markets

    Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that Mitt Romney's performance at the first Presidential debate could affect markets. It could heighten uncertainty over the election outcome and future economic policy.

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

    Despite mixed economic signals and warnings about the country getting dropkicked into recession, consumer confidence has climbed in parallel with President Obama’s surge in the polls over Mitt Romney, The Fiscal Times reports.

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    Attorneys who represent whistleblowers have made millions as the Obama administration cracks down on corporate fraud, and are now donating heavily to the president’s re-election campaign. The New York Times reports.

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    Here’s a cheat sheet of which names are mentioned most often for getting three of the most important jobs that will also be up for grabs on Nov. 6.

  • GOP's Strategy for Success

    Reince Priebus. RNC chairman, discusses what's at stake ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate, and shares the Republican's plan to restore the economy, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Screen capture shows the second presidential debate between American president Gerald Ford and challenger governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia, San Francisco, California, October 6, 1976. Carter went on to win by a narrow margin.

    Despite the hours of practicing,  presidential debates often turn on unplanned zingers, gaffes or gestures that speak volumes. Here's a look at some of the best and worst exchanges.

  • Mitt Romney

    With their candidate fading in the polls as the debates approach, party operatives focus on tactical corrections, but fail to grasp that the basic GOP message—lower taxes, deregulation and free trade—is unappealing to voters scarred by the Great Recession and corporate abuses.