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  • Five Scenarios That Could Finally Settle the GOP Race Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    The Republican presidential race has got to end sometime, whether it’s April or August.  Here are five ways it could be settled.

  • Santorum Looks for a Rebound in Louisiana Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Rick Santorum wins in North Dakota.

    Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls Saturday in the state's GOP primary.

  • Santorum Backtracks on Romney Vote Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
    Rick Santorum

    Rick Santorum says he'll support the eventual GOP nominee, if it isn't him, despite what he insists are similarities between Mitt Romney and President Obama that make them indistinguishable on some issues.

  • Louisiana Primary: Final Fight? Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 3:31 PM ET
    Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

    Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have been campaigning in Louisiana the hardest as they try to keep their campaigns afloat after Mitt Romney's victory in Illinois.

  • Environmentalists: Obama Not Green Enough Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    Environmental voters

    Adding to GOP criticism from the right, President Obama is taking it from the other side, too. Environmentalists complain his policies are not green enough.

  • Ron Paul: GOP Race Needs to 'Drag Out' Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 8:43 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is not ready to throw in the towel and doesn’t think his competitors should yet either, he told CNBC Thursday.

  • Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 6:36 AM ET

    Discussing former Florida governor Jeb Bush's endorsement of Mitt Romney and whether the final days of the primary are coming, with Major Garrett, National Journal and Mark Halperin, Time Magazine.

  • Romney Aide Shakes Off Etch-A-Sketch Comment Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    This time, it was a senior aide to Romney who put his foot in his mouth -- with a comment that some said suggested the candidate could reset his positions, just like an Etch A Sketch game.

  • Jeb Bush Endorses Romney Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney

    Fresh off a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney won critical establishment support from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as he looks to unite the GOP behind his candidacy.

  • Syrian Intervention Would Be 'Seismic' Event: Sen. McCain Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    Syrians demonstrate against the government after Friday prayers in Hama on July 29, 2011

    If the U.S. and other nations took military action in Syria it would be "a seismic event" that would be "the greatest blow to Iran in 25 years," Sen. John McCain told CNBC Wednesday.

  • ‘Super PACs’ Supply Millions as GOP Race Drains Field Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    The Republican presidential candidates are running low on campaign cash as expensive primaries in states like Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania loom, leaving them increasingly reliant on  “super PACs,” The New York Times reportsThe New York Times reports.

  • Romney Looks to Build Lead With Illinois Primary Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney battle for Illinois

    There will be no knockout punch, but an increasingly confident Mitt Romney expects to tighten his grasp on the Republican presidential nomination with the Illinois primary.

  • House GOP Budget Slashes Taxes, Benefit Programs Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Paul Ryan (C), Eric Cantor (L) and Kevin McCarthy (R)

    Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint Tuesday that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.

  • House GOP to Unveil Budget Blueprint Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing on Tuesday an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs in hopes of taming trillion dollar-plus deficits, but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade.

  • Santorum Takes On Urban America Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
    Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during a town hall meeting with veterans at the 304 Grill in the financial district March 14, 2012 in Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

    Campaigning in recent days in Illinois and Missouri, Rick Santorum has sought to motivate his followers by highlighting a different divide: urban versus rural, The New York Times reports.

  • Sparks Flying for Romney and Santorum? Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    People wait to hear the results of Super Tuesday as they attend the Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum primary night party at the Steubenville High School Gymnasium on March 6, 2012 in Steubenville, Ohio.

    Mitt Romney may lead in delegates and Rick Santorum might have momentum, but neither is having an easy time exciting even his own voters.

  • Obama Fundraising Picks Up, Gets Another $45M  Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama raised $45 million February for his campaign, collecting nearly twice as much as his monthly average at the end of 2011.

  • Contention, Confusion Mar Missouri Caucuses Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 7:53 AM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    Contention and confusion marred various Republican caucuses in Missouri on Saturday, and one meeting was abruptly shut down, as impassioned supporters of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul battled for an edge in the state's complicated delegate selection process.

  • All Odds Aside, GOP Girding for Floor Fight Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at their national convention rather than on the campaign trail, a prospect that would upend one of the rituals of modern politics, the New York Times reports.

  • 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.