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  • Pickens on Oil & the Elections Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 2:55 PM ET
    Pickens on Oil & the Elections

    Oil imports once again are a hot-button issue on the campaign trail. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, weighs in.

  • Obama Outraises Romney for First Time in 4 Months Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
    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.

  • Romney’s Tax Plan Leaves Key Variables Blank Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    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.

  • Facts Fly in Final Day of DNC—We Check Them Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 7:25 PM ET
    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.

  • Kudlow: Obama’s Same Old, Same Old Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 5:14 PM ET
    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.

  • Back to Reality: Romney Bashes Obama on Jobs Report Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 1:13 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama emerged from the euphoria of his party's convention Friday and ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation's unemployment outlook.

  • Paul Ryan

    "If borrowing and spending and regulating and taxing was the secret to economic success, we would be entering a golden age along with Greece," GOP Vice President candidate Paul Ryan told CNBC Friday.

  • Clinton Speech a 'Virtuoso Performance,' GOP Aide Says Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 8:37 PM ET
    Former U.S. President Bill Clintonspeaks on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention.

    Did Bill Clinton's nomination speech get President Obama re-elected? At least one GOP strategist says yes.

  • Kudlow: Obama Littered Nation with Broken Promises Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    The Boulevard of Broken Dreams may not be quite as lonely as the pop song suggests. According to Larry Kudlow, it’s where you’ll find Barack Obama.

  • Bill Clinton Has a Way With Facts, but Is He Accurate? Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 5:14 PM ET
    The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton addresses the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke for nearly twice as long as he was scheduled at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and roughly half his remarks were ad-libbed. But just try to pin him down on a flat-out falsehood, and you will begin to understand why he has confounded his critics for years.

  • Is Twitter Skewed Toward President Obama?  Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 3:51 PM ET
    Is Twitter Skewed Toward President Obama? 

    The number of Twitter followers of President Obama is growing at more than four times the rate of GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Is it a case of people's preferences, bad algorithms or something else? 

  • Reid: We Need Another Four More Years Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama joins Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

    "Yes this country and its people are better off than they were four years ago but the job is not done," writes this Guest Blogger.

  • Sweeney: Are Democrats Losing the Social Media War? Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    In 2008, Democrats had a tremendous social media advantage. In 2012, that lead has been ceded to the Republicans.

  • Dems Reinstate Platform Language on Jerusalem, God Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Obama intervened to order the changes.

  • US Will Go Over the 'Fiscal Cliff': Orszag Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 6:04 PM ET

    The U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff early next year before a deal gets cut in January to address the country’s fiscal problems, Peter Orszag, a former Obama administration official, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.

  • The giant accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers says a claim by a hacker group that it stole Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns from an office in Tennessee does not appear to be true.

  • Fact Checking the Democrats’ Math Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC was heavier on emotion and personal stories than it was on verifiable facts, but there was still plenty of fodder for our Investigations Inc. fact checking team. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Obama Good for Business: Carmax Co-Founder Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Former President Bill Clinton may be the highlight of Wednesday’s Democratic convention speakers, but a number of business leaders, including Carmax co-founder Austin Ligon, are also giving speeches to address whether the economy is better off under Obama’s leadership.

  • Is the US Better Off? Costco Co-Founder Says Yes Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    The country is unequivocally better off today than it was four years ago, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday.

  • With the economy sputtering, President Obama would like voters to believe he faces tougher challenges than any president since Franklin Roosevelt and needs two terms to turn things around. Sadly, the president's problems are so daunting only because his policies are not up to the task.