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  • Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • Comptroller: Texas Rainy Day Fund climbs to $8.1B Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- As another budget-slashing session in the Texas Legislature potentially looms, aides to the state's chief accountant told lawmakers Wednesday that the Rainy Day Fund is about to be stocked with $8.1 billion and could climb higher next year.

  • Texas Comptroller: Rainy Day Fund climbs to $8.1B Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 12:40 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- The balance in Texas' Rainy Day Fund is climbing to $8.1 billion. A director from the Texas comptroller's office Wednesday told lawmakers the state's emergency savings account is expected to hit that number when nearly $2 billion in anticipated oil and gas tax collections is transferred into the fund next month.

  • Univ. of Texas joins online course program edX Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:21 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- University of Texas regents approved a plan Monday to offer courses to students around the world through an advanced online platform alongside Harvard, MIT and the University of California-Berkeley.

  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • Romney would end Obama immigration policy Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would end an Obama administration policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work, though anyone already granted a reprieve from possible deportation wouldn't see that permission revoked.

  • Perry Pushes Energy Build Out in Texas  Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber outlines the highlights from his conversation with Gov. Rick Perry at the Barefoot Economic Summit about how a debate can impact a presidential campaign, and power shortages in Texas.

  • Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama.

  • Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • The GOP Convention: What They're Doing Right and Wrong Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

  • Obama Health-Care Law a ‘Debacle’: Gov. Perry Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    The recently upheld health-care law is ‘a debacle’ that will cost U.S. states substantial amounts of money, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • Dueling Governors: Florida vs. Texas  Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), discusses jobs creation in the Lone Star State and health care coverage, with Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL).

  • Fracking Would Revive Texas' Energy-Patch Glory Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.

  • Romney Taking Credit for Auto Industry Success Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 7:21 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama.

    Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies.

  • Giuliani: ‘No Lingering Doubts’ About Mitt Romney Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    After an extended silence on the Republican presidential candidates, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed presumptive nominee Mitt Romney as the guy to turn around America.

  • Obamacare Will Bankrupt States: Texas Gov. Perry Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    If the U.S. Supreme Court finds the Obama mandatory health insurance law constitutional "it's going to basically bankrupt the states," Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC.

  • Delegate-Rich Illinois the Focus of GOP Next Week Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest -- a friendly region for him -- in hopes of regaining his front-runner's momentum when Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Santorum Bets on Convention for Nomination Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the Detroit Economic Club February 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Rick Santorum says his path to the  presidential nomination counts on continued chaos in the field and a fractured GOP arriving at its nominating convention in late summer.

  • Romney's Victories Leave GOP Leaders Unimpressed Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Capital University on February 29, 2012 in Bexley, Ohio.

    Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.