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  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    Mitt Romney and President Obama are trading tough words over the handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, injecting foreign policy into a presidential campaign that has focused on a sour economy.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Our Investigations Inc. fact check delves into the candidates' statements on energy.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Having both declined public money, President Obama and Mitt Romney are committing to ambitious fund-raising schedules that are eating into valuable campaign time, The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exits a vehicle before boarding his campaign plane on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. As the Republican National Convention continues, Romney will travel to Indianapolis to address the American Legion.

    More than one third of Europeans hold a negative opinion of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to an annual survey by Transatlantic Trends released on Wednesday.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    "Like Europe, when it comes to our biggest needs we have tended to kick the can down the road," says economist Robert Brusque, who favors Romney. "We need someone to kick us in the can to get us going in the right direction on a different road."

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    Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.

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    By selecting budget hawk Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney aligned himself with an unpopular group of GOP lawmakers whose record he cannot help but occasionally criticize.

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    What good is it to raise the debt ceiling if you don't address why you have debt, Senator Lindsey Graham asked on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.

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    Republicans need a net gain of four seats to win the Senate, but what was once a good bet that they would do so is now a coin toss with Election Day less than two months away.

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    U.S. small business sentiment rose in August to 92.9, following three previous months of declines. A look behind the numbers.

  • Herbert Hoover, Businessman

    Clint Eastwood aside, businessmen who became presidents weren't too hot, says guest blogger Jeff B. Cohen. And besides, didn't Romney get a law degree?

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With a mere 58 days to go, the political calendar is destiny, and a handful of key dates and events could profoundly impact the outcome of a rough and tumble and remarkably close race, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Scene from the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

    For the first time, elected officials won't be allowed to speak at a 9-11 commemoration at Ground Zero, an occasion that had allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight.

  • US President Barack Obama makes the Hawaiian symbol known as the 'shaka' during a visit to Gator's Dockside restaurant in Orlando, Florida.

    It's a real shaka. President Obama confronts the birther issue during a campaign stop at a Florida restaurant.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida.

    On a visit to the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Florida, the president was hugged and lifted off the ground by the small-business owner. Was it a surprise?

  • George Clooney (C) arrives at a fundraiser reception for US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on August 27, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The two part event with a champagne reception for 150 people donating 1,000 USD, and a dinner for 50 people donating each 20,000 USD per person or 30,000 USD per couple was limited to US citizens.

    Mitt Romney had his best fundraising month ever in August, but President  Obama and Democrats raised even more money than their rivals for the first time in four months.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) is introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan at an election-night rally April 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Mitt Romney has pledged to cut individual income tax rates for everyone, but he has provided few specifics, confounding analysts and leaving himself open to attack from Democrats.

  • Best Path to Economic Recovery: Dems vs. GOP

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, highlight the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney's economic plans.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech to run for a second term as president.

    President Obama and other Democrats tossed around facts about everything from deficits to the auto industry at the party's convention. The  CNBC Investigations Inc. fact-checking team dug into the numbers. Here's what they found.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech to run for a second term as president.

    Perhaps the reason for President Obama’s flat and energy-less speech Thursday night — TV cameras panning the convention floor actually showed delegates falling asleep — was that he already knew Friday’s jobs numbers were going to be a disaster.