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  • Campaigns Blitz 9 Swing States in a Battle of Ads Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.

  • Is Gay Marriage Good For Business? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • Race for GOP Nomination in South Carolina     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood offers perspective on the race for the U.S. presidency. Chip Saltsman, former Huckabee campaign manager, also weighs in.

  • Debating whether Tim Carney, Washington Examiner, got his facts straight in his latest piece on populism, taxes, blue collar workers, and Rick Santorum, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Bomb Iran? Where Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Stand Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 4:20 AM ET
    Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    The two strongest Republican candidates to emerge from the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, both are open to bombing Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Bachmann Quits Race; Romney Off to New Hampshire Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 12:32 PM ET
    Michelle Bachmann

    Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann  announced  her decision to drop out of the presidential race Wednesday, leaving her supporters up for grabs to other GOP contenders.

  • Takeaways from Iowa     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing the lessons learned from Iowa for Republicans and Democrats, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline.

  • The Bumpy GOP Campaign Road     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the update on the Iowa caucuses.

  • Who's the Real Front-Runner in Iowa?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:05 PM ET

    Discussing the likely outcome of the Iowa caucus and a look ahead to New Hampshire's GOP primary and Mitt Romney's big lead there, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Bob Lutz, fmr. General Motors vice chairman; and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher. Also, an update from Iowa, with Robert Costa, Nation Review.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    While Mitt Romney appears to have the highest likelihood of paying off as a top two finisher in the Iowa caucuses, his market value has started to decline, according to trading data in the University of Iowa's Electronic Political Futures Markets.

  • The GOP Horserace     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:31 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review reports on the Iowa ground game; a look at how close the race has become in the Hawkeye State, with Howard Dean, CNBC contributor, and Kevin Madden, republican strategist; and Lanhee Chen, Romney campaign policy director discusses Romney's supply-side message.

  • Countdown to Iowa     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Art Laffer, Laffer Investments explains why he endorses Newt Gingrich and his supply-side take on the economy, and a look at which GOP candidate is likely to take Iowa, with Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller; and Tim Carney, Washington Examiner.

  • Ron Paul's Iowa Power Play?     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    Discussing whether Ron Paul is poised to make a power play in the Hawkeye State, with Doug Wead, Ron Paul campaign senior advisor, and the likely outcome of the Iowa caucuses, with David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; Ari Melber,The Nation; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Is It Game Over for Gingrich?     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:34 PM ET

    Can Newt Gingrich recover from several recent blunders? Michael Steele, former RNC chairman; Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker; and Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, weigh in.