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  • And some are striking a sympathetic tone with lower-income workers in a way that contrasts with four years ago when Mitt Romney struggled to overcome perceptions that he was largely the candidate of the wealthiest Americans. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8...

  • BOSTON, April 14- Former Democratic Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is joining the Boston- based private equity firm Bain Capital founded by his predecessor, Republican Mitt Romney, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. Patrick said last year when he decided not to run for a third term in office that he planned to return to the private sector.

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a "generational choice" for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the anti-establishment Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will announce his...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, a source familiar with the matter said. He will be the third Republican to formally announce a White House bid, following Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will formally announce his presidential bid...

  • He began a weeklong visit to Germany, France and Spain on Friday, and in May plans to go to Israel, a touchstone for many U.S. politicians with presidential aspirations. Meantime his political group, Our American Revival, has bulked up on staffers to coach Walker on foreign policy, a gap in his resume as he considers entering the GOP presidential contest.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's legendary tax deduction for his horse may sound like the ultimate boondoggle of the super rich. That's why Patrick Beagle, a financial planner at WealthCrest in Springfield, Virginia, has four accounts for his two children. You can also "front-load" your 529 savings by making several years of...

  • Why Murdoch wants Bloomberg to buy NYT Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corporation.

    Here's the main reason why the media mogul would want Bloomberg to buy the newspaper, The New York Times reports.

  • Life after Mitt: What does the GOP do now?: Kudlow Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:15 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Here's what the GOP needs to do now that Mitt Romney has dropped out of the 2016 race, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Mitt quits before campaign starts   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Mitt quits before campaign starts

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd weighs in on Mitt Romney's decision to not run in the 2016 race for presidency.

  • Romney: I'm not running for president in 2016 Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Mitt Romney is greeted by fellow Republicans at a dinner during the Republican National Committee's annual winter meeting aboard the USS Midway on Jan. 16, 2015 in San Diego.

    Republican Mitt Romney said on Friday he will not seek to run for president in 2016.

  • Mitt Romney says he won't run in 2016   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Mitt Romney says he won't run in 2016

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that Mitt Romney has told supporters he will not run for president in 2016.

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • Obama’s tax plan will help GOP: Huckabee Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., March 7, 2014.

    Mike Huckabee weighs in on the possible move to tax college savings plans and whether he'll run for president.

  • Chicago, Jan 21- Remember Mitt Romney's huge IRA? I found plenty to like in the proposals, with one big exception: the failure to endorse a bold plan to expand Social Security. Yes, that is just another idea with no chance in this Congress, but Democrats should give it a strong embrace, especially in the wake of the House's adoption of rules this month that could set the...

  • Calculating the long odds for Chris Christie Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    With Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney all but in the presidential race, is there room left for Chris Christie?, Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Rubio: Decision on 2016 race coming by April Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC his decision on whether to run for president comes down to where he'd be able to make the most difference.