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  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    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.

  • SEC Should Investigate Pandit's Surprise Exit: Pitt Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    Former SEC chief Harvey Pitt told CNBC Wednesday that the commission should investigate the surprise departure of CEO Vikram Pandit from Citigroup, since there were no hints given on the bank's earnings call the day before.

  • Could Bakken Oil Boom Go Bust After Election? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    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.

  • In Debate’s Dance, Romney Has More Missteps Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    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 Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    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.

  • Survey: Who Do You Think Won the Presidential Debate? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 9:21 PM ET

    Tuesday night kicked off the second of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Who do you think won? Vote here.

  • Chettiar: Missing From the Debates: Fixing Our Criminal Justice System

    The system costs taxpayers an $70 billion per year. But fiscal costs are the tip of the “cost iceberg.” Using incarceration as a one-size-fits-all solution to every social quandary has led to a ballooning of our prison population to 2.3 million Americans behind bars—the highest per-capita rate in the world.

  • Could a Romney Win Hurt Investors in Green Energy? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Could a Romney Win Hurt Investors in Green Energy?

    An Obama re-election could mean a continuation of subsidies for wind and solar power. Would Mitt Romney turn off the spigot if he wins?

  • Round 2: Obama vs. Romney Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Round 2: Obama vs. Romney

    President Obama and Governor Romney prepare for Tuesday night's debate.

  • Pizza Hut Rethinks Presidential Debate Stunt  Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday.

  • Kaminsky Decodes VP Debate Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET
    Kaminsky Decodes VP Debate

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky on last night's debate.

  • Facts Are Center Stage in Vice Presidential Debate Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Facts Are Center Stage in Vice Presidential Debate

    In the second debate of the 2012 general election campaign—the only debate between the Vice Presidential candidates—the facts themselves became one of the issues.

  • Poll: Who Do You Think Won the VP Debate? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:31 PM ET

    On Thursday night Vice President Joe Biden debated Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Take our poll and have your voice heard.

  • Tampa Gator

    This is the complete transcript and video of Steve Liesman's exclusive CNBC interview with Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Chairman & CEO, and Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of President Obama’s Deficit Commission. The interview aired live on CNBC on Thursday, October 11th at 12:30PM ET.

  • DOT Releases New Data on Airlines Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    DOT Releases New Data on Airlines

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest data from the Department of Transportation on airline flight delays, lost luggage, and tarmac waits.

  • Romney Closes In on Obama in 3 Swing States: NBC-WSJ Poll Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first general election debate has drawn him closer in the race for the White House against President Barack Obama, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls of three swing states.

  • Where the Nominees Stand Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    Where the Nominees Stand

    Ben White, Politico, says the stock market has essentially doubled under President Obama. Meanwhile Larry Sabato, author of "Pendulum Swing," says that if Obama wins key states, he'll win the election.

  • Biden No Slouch, Could Surprise in Debates: Jets Owner Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    NY Jets owner Woody Johnson

    Vice President Joe Biden is a “very skillful” debater who could give Paul Ryan a run for his money, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Wednesday.

  • Wall Street Abandons Obama Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Wall Street Abandons Obama

    Big Wall Street donors are turning their back on President Obama. Peter Schweizer, "Throw Them all Out" author, explains.

  • Donald Trump

    Last month’s controversial U.S. payrolls report is “not correct”, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday, echoing complaints by Obama administration opponents.