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  • Newt's Double-Digit Lead     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details from the NBC/WSJ national poll, which shows Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney.

  • Gingrich Surges to Wide Lead Over Romney: NBC Poll Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged to a wide lead over Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican nomination, but either leading candidates would face a daunting path in the general election against President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Punitive Regulations Strangle US Business: Langone Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 1:17 PM ET

    Dodd-Frank and other costly regulations are punishing businesses, keeping them from expanding and creating more jobs, hedge fund investor Ken Langone told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Romney’s Run Puts a Spotlight on Private Equity Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:06 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital is being searched by his critics for ammunition in the presidential campaign, and by others for clues as to how he would perform as president, the New York Times reports.

  • Investors, Stay Away From Russia for Now: Analysts Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russian stocks and the rouble held above their two-week lows, but analysts said that, at least until Dec. 24, investors would be better off staying away from Russia.

  • Dan Quayle

    Newt Gingrich may be leading the pack of GOP presidential candidates right now, but voters will eventually come back to Mitt Romney, says former Vice President Dan Quayle.

  • Republican Front-Runners Get Nasty     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses tomorrow's Iowa Republican debate, and looks at Mitt Romney's attack ads targeting Newt Gingrich, with Robert Costa, National Review; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; John McLaughlin, Republican pollster; and Dan Gerstein, Gotham Ghostwriters.

  • US Must Become Rich Again to Be Respected: Trump Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    The United States is a debtor nation and will never "become a great country again until we become a rich country," Donald Trump told CNBC Thursday.

  • Donald Trump: We Need to Become Rich Again     Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Discussing his upcoming role as a moderator for the next GOP debate, with Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president, who weighs in on the issues like outsourcing jobs overseas, saying the U.S. cannot be a great country again unless it becomes a rich country.

  • One on One with Newt Gingrich - The Full Transcript Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    There's a clear new front-runner in the GOP race for president. The latest in national Gallop poll shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich soaring to a 15 point lead over Mitt Romney, 37-to-22.

  • Newt Gingrich: Obama Is 'Food Stamp President' Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:31 PM ET
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took aim at President Obama, denied ever doing any lobbying and called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a wide-ranging interview with Larry Kudlow Tuesday.

  • Jon Huntsman

    GOP Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman dismissed Donald Trump and the debate the real estate mogul and reality TV star will be moderating, telling Larry Kudlow he’s the only consistent conservative in the race.

  • Herman Cain Suspends His Presidential Campaign Saturday, 3 Dec 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Herman Cain

    Vowing, `I will not be silenced and I'm not going away,' Herman Cain announced in Atlanta today he is suspending his presidential campaign. 

  • Donald Trump: My Debate Will Be Different Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 7:23 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    The real estate mogul and reality TV star tells Larry Kudlow what he’s looking to accomplish at the Iowa debate he’s moderating, and whether he’ll decide to jump into the race.

  • Donald Trump to Moderate GOP Presidential Debate Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 5:34 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa a week before the state holds the first in the nation caucuses. Last spring, he announced he would not seek the Republican nomination himself after toying with a bid.

  • GOP's Cain to Make Statement on Presidential Bid Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 2:35 PM ET
    Herman Cain denies sexual harassment allegations.

    The Republican presidential candidate said he'll make an announcement about the future of his embattled presidential bid on Saturday but did not elaborate further.

  • Politics: November to Remember Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:38 PM ET

    Romney squeaks to victory, the GOP takes Congress, Obama raises taxes and the Fed keeps rates on hold.

  • When You Wish Upon A Star Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    I celebrate my birthday today. As I will blow out the ever-expanding number of candles on birthday cake tonight, I will have a list of wishes I want to come true.

  • Cain Reassesses Campaign After Another Allegation Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Herman Cain

    After an Atlanta businesswoman alleged a 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican, Hermain Cain's presidential campaign is being "reassessed."

  • Presidential Candidate Masterminds Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Mamas, why let your babies grow up to be cowboys when they can be political consultants? Herding voters instead of cattle pays better, and if they win, these roving guns generally follow their candidate into a prestigious White House job. If the current crop of top campaign advisers is any measure, neither losing a national race nor burning out on the campaign trail dents your job prospects. Can we tell anything about the candidates from their choice of consultant? A White House hopeful’s pick i

    If the current crop of top campaign advisers is any measure, neither losing a national race nor burning out on the campaign trail dents your job prospects.

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