*Ford to end Australia production in Oct 2016. Ford Australia will close its engine plant in Geelong and its vehicle assembly plant in Broadmeadows, both in Victoria state, with the loss of 1,200 jobs, Ford Australia Chief Executive Bob Graziano said on Thursday, the latest election-year blow to the struggling Labor government.» Read More
Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Bill Maher got into the act, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama.
It's all economy all the time for Mitt Romney, who's back to campaign basics as he tries to fend off Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday.
As major GOP contests loom, experts agree that voting in primaries is a challenging task. Many say that for all the challenges, primary voters do a fairly good job of choosing.
NY Times reports that Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.
Stock prices have been doing well, corporate earnings are increasing, and economic data are improving. It is a fragile recovery but a recovery nonetheless.
President Obama is focusing on Americans' anxiety over rising gasoline prices, taking credit for rising oil and gas production.
There was something old, something new in the misstatements of the candidates in the Arizona debate, in what was the 20th and possibly final GOP faceoff of the campaign.
President Obama has proposed a lower corporate tax rate and an end to dozens of loopholes he said helps companies move jobs and profits overseas.
GOP Candidate Mitt Romney wants to cut the top income tax for individuals to 28 percent, down from his earlier plan to preserve the 35 percent rate.
One week into his re-election campaign, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already courted plenty of controversy.
While Rick Santorum is busy spending his time on social issues, Mitt Romney has regained some ground in Michigan by concentrating on the economy, with CNBC contributor Robert Costa; Kevin Madden, Republican strategist; James Freeman, Wall Street Journal; and Matt Lewis, sr. contributor to the Daily Caller.
Tensions with Iran and the West are escalating. Ken Timmerman, Foundation for Democracy in Iran; PJ Crowley, George Washington University; and Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report, discuss whether U.S. policy is to shut down Iran's nuclear weapons development or stop Israel from attacking Iran?
President Obama raised $29.1 million for his campaign and for the Democratic Party in January, a strong fundraising month that put him ahead of the pace he set in the last quarter of 2011.
Rick Santorum released four years of federal tax returns, showing a sharp rise in personal wealth spurred by his growing work as a Washington corporate consultant and media commentator.
Discussing whether the GOP will have a hard time resonating with voters, with Dick Armey, Institute for Policy Innovation; Vin Weber, Clark & Weinstock; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
Discussing whether signs of economic improvement will help President Obama win the 2012 election, with Stephen Moore, WSJ Editorial Board, and Robert Reich, UC Berkeley. "His biggest vulnerability is that huge debt," points out Moore.
Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, The Associated Press reports.
The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney is out with a new ad slamming Rick Santorum's record on federal spending as the former Pennsylvania senator leads in Michigan and national polls.
Seeking to avoid a politically toxic vote, Congress has failed to pass a federal budget for three years. This year's new twist? Congress might not even try.
A Democratic leader in Romney's native Michigan says the GOP candidate "stabbed us in the back" for opposing the auto industry rescue package.