Republican Debate GOP Debate 2011

  • Herman Cain

    Herman Cain is losing luster among Republicans. After initially holding up well in polls in the face of unproven accusations of sexual misconduct, his favorability ratings are starting to fade. His campaign may survive this controversy but it may be time for Mr. Cain to exit.

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry

    "Their ideas for what needs to happen are terrible," says one analyst. "Then go to the Democratic side — their ideas are just as bad. "

  • GOP Candidate Rick Perry at Presidential Debate

    Aw, yeah, a day after Rick Perry’s big gaffe on the CNBC GOP debate, some YouTube mix master has already uploaded a remix!

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    Shame on the Republican candidates for president. Shame on them for showing up at debate specifically targeting the U.S. economy with not one credible, rational, even reputable notion of what to do about the nation's housing mess.

  • Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    There were three winners in the CNBC debate: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Rick Perry was the obvious loser because of his memory lapse.

  • Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    Republican candidates will challenge President Barack Obama on foreign policy, an issue they have given scant attention in recent weeks, in a debate Saturday night.

  • Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    The SNL sketch spoofed CNBC's Republican candidates debate last week. You know, the one that highlighted three candidates: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and...uh...oops.

  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he will ask Congress for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses.

  • These are the rules of the road for the Republican presidential debate at Oakland University, Nov. 9, 2011.

  • Corporate Profits vs. Job Creation

    Do public companies have a responsibility to create jobs or make money, asks CNBC's Jim Cramer of Mitt Romney, who says you can have both.

  • Candidates on Occupy Wall Street

    Should government do something to address growing inequalities? "I want to be the President of the 99%. I also want to be the President of the 1%," says Jon Huntsman.

  • Bachmann on Creating Jobs

    How can we create jobs in America as quickly as possible? Rep. Michele Bachmann says we need to cut corporate taxes and cut regulation in order to keep business in this country.

  • Ron Paul on Taxes & the Fed

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks Rep. Ron Paul about his tax plan. He says it's not a tax issue, it's a spending issue, and the price-fixing of interest rates by the Fed is ripping off people on fixed income.

  • Housing Crisis Caused by Regulations?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asks Mitt Romney about the housing crisis. Romney says the housing problem was caused by government interference, and Gov. Rick Perry says regulations caused the problem. Also, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich weighs in on Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.

  • Should We Let Italy Fail?

    CNBC's Jim Cramer asks Rep. Ron Paul he let Italy fail and take our banking system along with it.

  • Cain on Housing, Fannie & Freddie

    I would turn those GSEs into private entities, says Herman Cain. "The government does not need to be in that business. I would find a way to unwind Fannie May and Freddie Mac."

  • Romney: America Faces a Crisis

    Romney says people on both sides of the aisle realize it's time to worry about America. We're headed toward being Italy if we don't change our course, he says.

  • Tackling the Student Loan Bubble

    Insight on the rising price of student tuition and how to make education more accessible. "Inflation is the big problem," says Ron Paul. "Look at where the bubbles come from--the Federal Reserve." Newt Gingrich also weighs in.

  • The Future of Social Security

    CNBC's Rick Santelli asks former House Speaker Newt Gingrich about his views on tax cuts and social security funding.

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