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.
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.
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.
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 Obama heads into his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney holding a narrow lead, the new NBC/WSJ poll shows.
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.
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”.
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.
How important is the debate in picking a president? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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.
Donald Trump's advice to Mitt Romney for Wednesday's debate against President Barack Obama: No more Mr. Nice Guy.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.