House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), discusses whether the proposed budget agreement will pass both Houses, and whether Sen. Patty Murray "got the best of him."» Read More
BEIJING-- In the simplistic narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.
Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't.
WASHINGTON-- U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008 and made plans to build even more homes in the coming months.
HAVANA-- For the first time since the height of the Cold War more than half a century ago, Cuba is giving its people the freedom to leave the country without government permission, scrapping the detested exit visa that kept many from traveling outside the communist nation for even a few days. said Mercedes Delgado, a 73- year-old retiree. "
WASHINGTON-- Sensing an opportunity to keep Maine's Senate seat in Republican hands, a super PAC started by GOP strategist Karl Rove is airing television ads in the state for the first time as part of a $5 million blitz in a handful of states.
NEW YORK-- Laura Schoppe's small business gets about half of its revenue from contracts with the federal government. Schoppe and thousands of other small companies with federal contracts are watching to see if Congress will stop a mandatory $109 billion in federal budget cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 2 in what's being called sequestration.
WASHINGTON-- Republican candidates for the Senate in conservative-leaning states generally outraised their Democratic opponents in the latest fundraising quarter ending Sept. 30, but Arizona proved an exception as former surgeon general Richard Carmona raised nearly $500,000 more than Republican Jeff Flake.
HELENA, Mont.-- Montana's campaign contribution limits will remain in place at least through the November election after a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday that put a hold on a federal judge's decision that would have allowed for unlimited spending in state races.
WASHINGTON-- U.S. builders started construction on single-family homes and apartments in September at the fastest rate since July 2008, a further indication that the housing recovery is strengthening. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground on homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 in September.
WASHINGTON-- Builders likely started construction on more homes in September than August, as many gained confidence in their prospects for sales in the coming months. If the forecast is correct, that would be the fastest pace since October 2008. The Commerce Department will release the report at 8:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a closer look at tonight's second presidential debate and reports whether the candidates' statements were accurate.
How tonight's debate impacted the independent voter, with Jared Bernstein, Former chief Economist to VP Biden; Sara Fagen, Former Top Aide to President George W. Bush; Keith Boykin, Democratic Strategist; Jim Nussle, Former OMB Director; Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman; and Austin Ligon, co-founder & former CEO of CarMax.
CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow speak to Glen Hubbard, Mitt Romney Economic Adviser, about how Governor Romney differentiated his plans from George W. Bush and President Obama.
The second presidential debate has ended, and CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote" team share their reactions. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), weighs in on the candidates response to job creation and the Benghazi-Gate scandal, saying "the President has a reasonable plan, but I wish he said that the U.S. has lost 700,000 public-sector jobs thanks to the policies of Governor Romney and the Republicans."
President Obama and Governor Romney answer what they believe is the biggest misperception the American people have about them as a man and as a candidate.
President Obama and Governor Romney answer what plans they have to put back and keep jobs in the United States.
President Obama addresses his take on assault-weapon policies, saying "My beliefs are to enforce laws we currently have, keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and that weapons designed for soldiers do not belong on the streets." Governor Romney discusses why he changed his mind on an assault-weapon ban.
One undecided voter asks about reports that the State Department refused extra security for the U.S. Embassy in Libya. President Obama says "when it comes to Libya, everyone will be held accountable, and I am ultimately responsible for what's taking place there," and Governor Romney addresses the President's actions following the Libya tragedy.
Governor Romney says America is a "nation of immigrants," and supports an "employment verification system;" and President Obama says "if we're going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should go after criminals."
Governor Romney differentiates himself and his policies from George W. Bush and Bush's administration, saying he will "crack down on China." President Obama says Romney is "the last person who is going to get tough on China."