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Elections Democrats

  • Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L).

    Both candidates last night talked about cutting taxes for small businesses in some way, but they sparred over what is actually considered a small business. What did you think of the debate?

  • CEO Reacts to Revenue Debate

    The Romney numbers plan just doesn't add up, said Austin Ligon, CarMax co-founder & former CEO, discussing the issues debated in last night's first presidential debate.

  • Debate Reaction: The 'Likeable' Rating

    Assessing the performance of Mitt Romney and President Obama in last night's presidential debate, with Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group chairman & CEO.

  • Candidates Argue About Tax Plan

    Gov. Romney's tax plan doesn't add up, said President Obama, as the candidates argue about Mitt Romney's tax plan. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details from last night's debate.

  • Debate Reaction to Jobs Creation

    Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, and Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute, discuss reaction to last night's first presidential debate, and weigh in on a bipartisan approach to jobs creation in America.

  • Your Money and the Battle For the White House

    CNBC's Steve Liesman wraps up the key issues from last night's presidential debate and how it impacts your money.

  • Debate: Romney Scores, Obama Challenged on Policies

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on reaction to last night's first presidential debate, and discusses where each candidate stands on issues such as taxes, energy, jobs creation, and education.

  • Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver.

    In a showdown at close quarters, President Obama and Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering economy.

  • Dissecting the Debate

    Jim Talent, a former Missouri senator and senior Romney campaign adviser, discusses how important the debate was for Mitt Romney tonight. "I think he did a great job," he says.

  • Fact Checking the Candidates

    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a closer look at the debate and checks whether the candidates' statements were accurate.

  • Pethokoukis: 'President Seems Stuck'

    James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institue, and Keith Boykin, Democratic Strategist, share their takeaways from the first presidential debate.

  • Obama, Romney's Closing Statements

    President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney deliver their closing statements of the first presidential debate.

  • Harwood & Kudlow's First Reactions

    "Mitt Romney had an especially strong moment," says CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC's Larry Kudlow also weighs in.

  • Altman: Romney 'Not Specific at All'

    Roger Altman, chairman & founder of Evercore Partners, says Mitt Romney was "not specific at all."

  • How Romney Would Deal With Gridlock

    Governor Mitt Romney and President Obama share their views on the legislative functions of the federal government amid political gridlock.

  • Obama, Romney on 'Role of Government'

    President Obama says the federal government has the capacity to "create ladders of opportunity" for the American people. Meanwhile Governor Mitt Romney says the role of government is to protect the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

  • Wednesday night kicked off the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. So, who do you think won the debate? Take our poll and have your voice heard.

  • Obama, Romney's Views on Entitlements

    President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney share their views on entitlements like Social Security and Medicare.

  • How Obama, Romney Would Create Jobs

    Governor Mitt Romney and President Obama discuss how they plan to add jobs in America.

  • AFL-CIO Pres: Romney's 'Tough Job' Tonight

    CNBC's Scott Cohn does some fact-checking ahead of the presidential debate. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, discusses which candidate is better for job growth, adding that Romney has a tough job convincing Americans that he understands what they are going through now.