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  • Fratto: Does Anyone Really Care About the Supercommittee? Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    US Capitol Building

    For all the supercharged attention leading up to the non-report from the congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction, it's hard to come to any other conclusion that — for now, at least — no one really cares.

  • Cain's Libya Stumble Goes Viral Online Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 12:09 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain became badly flustered on Monday when asked to assess President Obama’s policy toward Libya, raising new questions about his command of foreign policy as he lurched over five minutes from awkward pauses to halting efforts to address the issue.

  • Exaggerations, Misstatements in Latest GOP Debate Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 4:33 PM ET
    GOP symbol and cash

    We found several exaggerations and misstatements in the latest Republican presidential candidates’ debate.

  • GOP Co-Chair: Debt Talks a 'Rollercoaster Ride' Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
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    The Republican co-chair of the so-called super committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit on Sunday called deliberations a "rollercoaster ride," and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Thanksgiving deadline.

  • Rick Santorum: The Iranian Threat Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Rick Santorum

    We must work with Israel to determine the proper military response needed to stabilize the region, protect our allies and protect this country – if that includes targeted airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, then I am prepared to authorize that action.

  • Republican Candidates Give Housing a Short Sale Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
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    Shame on the Republican candidates for president. Shame on them for showing up at debate specifically targeting the U.S. economy with not one credible, rational, even reputable notion of what to do about the nation's housing mess.

  • Rick Perry Says Debate Gaffe Won't End His Campaign Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
    GOP Candidate Rick Perry at Presidential Debate

    Rick Perry moved into spin control Thursday after a stumble during the Republican presidential debate, and insisted it won't force him out of the presidential race.

  • Rick Perry on Today Show Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:20 AM ET
    Rick Perry on Today Show

    Texas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry appears on the Today show to discuss his performance on last night's debate.

  • Who Is Wall Street Supporting? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    While you await tonight's CNBC GOP debate, it is worth remembering that President Barack Obama is still the favorite of the financial sector.

  • Herman Cain: 'I Have Never Acted Inappropriately' Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
    Herman Cain denies sexual harassment allegations.

    GOP presidential candiate Herman Cain denied allegations of sexual harassment brought by several women, telling a news conference: "I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period."

  • Ron Paul Prepares to Square Off Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 4:30 PM ET
    Ron Paul Prepares to Square Off

    Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) prepares to square off in a debate tomorrow on all issues facing the economy.

  • Herman Cain Vows to 'Set the Record Straight' Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will respond at a news conference to the latest in a string of claims of inappropriate sexual behavior that have rocked his presidential campaign.

  • Is Austerity Racist? Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    People attend the Tea Party rally on Boston Common on April 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tea Party Express is on a current tour through the United States ending tomorrow in Washington, D.C., on tax day.

    Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a potentially explosive piece on its Campaign Stops blog with the mild headline “The Politics of Austerity.” The piece is in part about the racial politics of the Tea Party and austerity, and the claim it makes is that austerity is effectively racist.

  • Cain Campaign Denies Sexual Harassment Report Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain kept his Washington campaign schedule as his team accused "inside-the-Beltway media" of attacking him with allegations that he sexually harassed two women in the 1990s.

  • One-on-One With Nancy Pelosi Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    One-on-One With Nancy Pelosi

    November 23 marks the deadline for the Super Committee to decide on a debt deal. Both sides have come up with their proposals, but cannot seem to move past partisan differences. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) House Democratic leader regarding the situation on both sides.

  • Solyndra Documents Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:25 PM ET
    Solyndra Documents

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that the House Energy & Commerce Committee is considering asking for a subpoena to get White House documents related to Solyndra. And the White House announces it's going to do a review of the DOE's loan portfolio.

  • Rick Perry: 'I Don't Care' If Tax Plan Helps the Rich Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking to jump-start his GOP presidential campaign with a 20 percent flat tax, said “I don’t care” if his plan gives millions to wealthy Americans because he says it will accelerate economic growth.

  • A Slight September Improvement Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
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    While investors wait to see if the Europeans will agree to a major boost in their rescue fund to backstop sovereign debt and the banks who own it, here at home the economic news has turned slightly more positive.

  • The Ron Paul Plan: Kill 5 Agencies, Cut $1 Trillion Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

    Ron Paul's plan to slash $1 trillion in federal spending begins and ends at the government bureaucracies he says are most responsible for the mess.

  • Hard-Hit Nevada Will Be Key Battleground in 2012 Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 2:19 AM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    A Republican debate will play out in one of this city's glittering casinos, but the real battleground for next year's U.S. presidential election lies in the foreclosure-racked neighborhoods that sprawl beyond the Las Vegas Strip's bright lights.