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Elections Democrats

  • Romney's 'Likeability' Factor

    Former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-MS), discusses whether Mitt Romney can keep momentum going after the past two presidential debates, and what's at stake in the battleground states.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls

    Despite his improved national standing, Romney trails Obama by at least six points  in two key swing states, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls.

  • Solving the Fiscal Cliff Is Just ‘Math’: Pawlenty

    Getting a deal done to resolve the "fiscal cliff" is a matter of “eighth-grade math,” former Minnesota Gov. Timothy Pawlenty told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Rising College Costs Pose Test for Obama on Education Policies

    Critics say President Obama’s policies on expanding aid to college students are too costly, often assist the wrong people and could have the paradoxical effect of driving up tuition prices.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    Romney has said his focus on small business is what distinguishes himself from the last Republican president, George W. Bush. But their approaches to entrepreneurs seem pretty similar, according to the New York Times.

  • Congress: Rise Above Cliff and Make a Deal!

    A letter is headed to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to rise above bipartisan bickering and get a deal done before the nation heads over the fiscal cliff. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the Financial Services Forum's document.

  • Testy Presidential Rematch

    CNBC's John Harwood explains that President Obama can have confidence that he's put a floor under his numbers after yesterday's debate.

  • Romney vs. Obama: Round 2, Any Knockout Punch?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on how both candidates performed in last night's presidential debate, and whether either one gained political ground, with former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH).

  • Oil derricks in North Dakota pump oil from the Bakken Formation.

    The incredible prosperity in North Dakota has happened during the Obama administration. However, the fear is that things might change in the next four years, especially when it comes to fracking.

  • First Question Kicking Off Heated Debate

    Jeremy Epstein, Adelphi University student, talks about his question to the candidates on jobs in last night's debates.

  • Obama, Romney Spar Over Auto Bailout

    Steven Rattner, current chairman of Willett Advisors, discusses the government's bailout of the auto industry and whether it saved jobs. Rattner also weighs in on management changes at Citigroup.

  • President Obama kept his eyes on his opponent, whereas Mitt Romney’s gaze often strayed to moderator Candy Crowley. Exasperated by Obama's aggressive demeanor, Romney at one point asked her to intercede, calling, “Candy, Candy, Candy.”

  • Aggressive Debate Is Tough on Facts

    It was a fact-checker’s dream.  The two major candidates for president, standing practically toe-to-toe, with contradictory versions of a basic fact: the level of oil production on public lands.

  • Which Candidate is Better For Stocks?

    Discussing how investors should play momentum swings as the presidential election nears, with Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners managing director.

  • Presidential Candidates Testy on Key Issues

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a recap of last night's second presidential debate.

  • Second Debate Crackles With Emotion

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama and Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe over jobs, energy and taxes, during last night's second presidential debate, which at times turned into angry cross talk.

  • Fallout From Second Presidential Debate

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), weighs in on key points in last night's presidential debate, and discusses why Congress must find the political will to rise above bipartisanship bickering and pass a tax plan and balance the budget.

  • Obama vs Romney: Who Won?

    CNBC's John Harwood recaps last night's aggressive presidential debate, and highlights the key points where the candidates most notably disagree.

  • Fact Checking Tonight's Presidential Debate

    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a closer look at tonight's second presidential debate and reports whether the candidates' statements were accurate.

  • Debate's Impact on the Independent

    How tonight's debate impacted the independent voter, with Jared Bernstein, Former chief Economist to VP Biden; Sara Fagen, Former Top Aide to President George W. Bush; Keith Boykin, Democratic Strategist; Jim Nussle, Former OMB Director; Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman; and Austin Ligon, co-founder & former CEO of CarMax.