Political Leaders


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fixing Fannie & Freddie     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:03 PM ET

    Herman Cain addresses the issue of GSEs Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Would he shut them down? Cain says he'd find a way to unwind them and let the market determine the future of the housing market.

  • Where the Students Stand     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan talks to young men and women at Oakland University about their major concerns and what they hope to hear from tonight's candidates, and CNBC's Larry Kudlow shares his final thoughts before the debate begins.

  • Big Business Gets Its Turn     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:44 PM ET

    Discussing major concerns of big business, ahead of tonight's GOP presidential debate, with Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts president/CEO.

  • Jobs Takes Center Stage at GOP Debate     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Members of CNBC's news team, Scott Cohn separates fact from fiction before tonight's debate; Phil LeBeau with a look at GM & job creation; Jane Wells reports on trying to find work on Main Street; and Brian Shactman has the story on how two businessmen turned a Minnesota factory town around.

  • The Candidates and Tax Reform     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at where tax money is coming and going, and NBC's Chuck Todd reports the results of a poll that shows how big an issue tax reform is in America.