Political Leaders


  • Concerns About Social Issues     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:37 PM ET

    Another student thought the candidates had a lot of great things to say. He's pro-life and he wants to know more about what the strong candidates have to say about social issues.

  • Gov. Rick Perry's Memory Stumble...Fatal? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:24 PM ET
    Rick Perry Intrade chart during CNBC GOP Debate

    Texas governor Rick Perry may have made a fatal gaffe at the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night.

  • Rick Perry's Press Man on EPA Flub     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:12 PM ET

    "We had a stumble of style but not substance," says Ray Sullivan, Rick Perry's communications director, after Rick Perry flubbed over naming the three federal agencies he wants to shut down.

  • Romney the Winner?     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:45 PM ET

    James says he thought Huntsman was pretty good, but he wanted to hear more. Rick Perry didn't remember some things he needed to know. Gingrich showed a lot of good things, but Romney was best.

  • Would You Fix 'Too Big to Fail'?     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:52 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood asks Jon Huntsman if he would let banks fail.

  • Housing Crisis Caused by Regulations?     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asks Mitt Romney about the housing crisis. Romney says the housing problem was caused by government interference, and Gov. Rick Perry says regulations caused the problem. Also, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich weighs in on Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.

  • Ron Paul on Taxes & the Fed     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks Rep. Ron Paul about his tax plan. He says it's not a tax issue, it's a spending issue, and the price-fixing of interest rates by the Fed is ripping off people on fixed income.

  • Santorum on South Dakota Energy     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:30 PM ET

    Cramer says people in South Dakota tell him they can't push the energy boom without Federal help. Santorum disagrees.

  • Corporate Profits vs. Job Creation     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:26 PM ET

    Do public companies have a responsibility to create jobs or make money, asks CNBC's Jim Cramer of Mitt Romney, who says you can have both.

  • Candidates on Occupy Wall Street     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:23 PM ET

    Should government do something to address growing inequalities? "I want to be the President of the 99%. I also want to be the President of the 1%," says Jon Huntsman.

  • Santorum on Flat Tax     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:19 PM ET

    Rick Santorum says government has made us uncompetitive. He would repeal all regulations from the Obama Administration and wants to create an atmosphere where businesses can be profitable.

  • Bachmann on Creating Jobs     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:18 PM ET

    How can we create jobs in America as quickly as possible? Rep. Michele Bachmann says we need to cut corporate taxes and cut regulation in order to keep business in this country.

  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) says leaders need to to trust the capital markets to make decisions and let consumers decide winners and losers. If you're too big to fail, you're too big, he says.

  • Flexibility & Leadership     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:15 PM ET

    Do good effective leaders need to show flexibility? "The next leader of the United States need to show a powerful message, that America is going to be America again," says Rick Perry.

  • Romney on Auto Industry Bailout     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:12 PM ET

    Mitt Romney has said he would have let the auto industry go through bankruptcy. He explains his position and addresses the issue of flip-flopping.

  • Why Should American People Trust Cain?     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:12 PM ET

    Herman Cain, answer why Americans can trust him in light of recent accusations, and CNBC's John Harwood asks Mitt Romney, whether he would keep Cain on in light of recent allegations of sexual harrassment.

  • Should We Let Italy Fail?     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer asks Rep. Ron Paul he let Italy fail and take our banking system along with it.

  • Can Corporations Be Profitable & Create Jobs     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    Can companies be profitable and create jobs at the same time, asks Jim Cramer. Perry says we need to open America for business. And New Gingrich says he's amazed the media is clueless about history. This is the richest country in the history of the world because corporations create jobs. Maria asks him what the media is reporting inaccurately about the economy.

  • Debating the Flat Tax Plan     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:07 PM ET

    The presidential candidates discuss their tax agendas. "My proposal is the only one that solves the problem," says Herman Cain. "It treats everyone the same and it will boost the economy."

  • Solving America's Housing Problem     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:05 PM ET

    The presidential candidates share their agendas for fixing America's housing woes.