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"Mitt Romney remains the front runner, but he doesn't seem to close the deal," says Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group/former Reagan chief of staff. Duberstein adds that Santorum's surge could be a one-day story or could continue right through the convention; with John Podesta, Center for American Progress.
The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.
Mitt Romney's is favored to win the New Hampshire primary on January 10th. Discussing what other candidates, like Rick Santorum need to do now to boost their campaign to land them in a position to gain momentum in the race, with R. Donahue Peebles, The Peebles Corporation; Howard Dean, former Vermont governor, and Jim Nussle, OMB director.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.
While Mitt Romney appears to have the highest likelihood of paying off as a top two finisher in the Iowa caucuses, his market value has started to decline, according to trading data in the University of Iowa's Electronic Political Futures Markets.
Mitt Romney appears to be leading polls at 24%. CNBC's John Harwood has the breakdown.
It's a frenzy of kissing babies, shaking hands and final bus stops as the Republican Candidates try to woo Iowa voters before they caucus today.
Insight on how important Mitt Romney comes out on top of the Iowa caucus, and the possibility that Rick Santorum can lead tonight, with Tad Devine, Democratic strategist; Mark McKinnon, Republican strategist, and a look at the current GOP candidate standings, with CNBC's John Harwood.
Mitt Romney, well aware of the Christian conservatives aligned against him, is devoting special attention to voters who he thinks should be natural supporters: businesspeople who appreciate his private-sector experience and his focus on the economy.
“The purpose of economic policy is growth, jobs, and prosperity,” supply-side founder Art Laffer told me Wednesday. As such, Laffer has endorsed Newt Gingrich and the Gingrich 15 percent flat-tax plan, which includes the 12.5 percent corporate-tax reform. “It’s nothing against the other candidates,” Laffer said. “But Newt’s plan is right, and therefore endorsing him is the right thing to do.”
Republican candidates prepare for the Iowa Caucus, with Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, former GHW Bush White House aide and Don Baer, former Clinton White House senior adviser, who discuss whether Mitt Romney can take the nomination by winning over New Hampshire and Iowa.
Today's trends become tomorrow's realities. And while trends are intriguing to learn about for their own sake, they should abe an important component of your strategic thinking and planning for your small business as you head into 2012.
It will be "a very complex year across the board" in 2012, with a "slow, painfully but upward, U.S. economy, slowly improving labor markets and 2 percent to 2.5 percent GDP growth, predicted Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman. Overlaying this will be next year's "close and quite fascinating" presidential election.
CNBC' s John Harwood has the story on Republican presidential hopefuls pushing for an edge in Iowa.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to collect enough signatures to get on the primary ballot in Virginia. Yes, the state has tough rules, but other candidates have managed to register, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
It is the attack-ad technique of choice for 2012: Anything you have said or done on film will be held against you. Its prevalence has helped make the Republican primary campaign a ferociously negative contest. The New York Times reports.
As the fourth quarter draws to a close, a spate of unexpectedly good economic data suggests that it will have some of the fastest and strongest economic growth since the recovery started in 2009, causing a surge in the stock market and cheering economists, investors and policy makers, The New York Times Reports.
I realize that Republicans want the United States to accumulate less debt. But there's no need to start saying crazy things like the U.S. is about to become Italy or Greece if Obama is elected for another term.
For the first time in our survey, not one newsmaker emerged a winner. See how President Obama, Bernanke, Brian Moynihan and others fared.
The differences between the House and Senate are not huge, says Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA). "The Republicans in the House are standing for the working people," he adds.
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