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  • House GOP to Unveil Budget Blueprint Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing on Tuesday an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs in hopes of taming trillion dollar-plus deficits, but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade.

  • Santelli on Tax Policy & Regulations     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Bill Herr, Trader Wealth Management, discuss complexities in the tax code and the IRS.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Romney's Victories Leave GOP Leaders Unimpressed Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Capital University on February 29, 2012 in Bexley, Ohio.

    Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.

  • Romney Used Private Email Accounts as Governor: AP Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    A day after winning the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday.

    Mitt Romney and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press.

  • GOP Activists: Attacks on Romney Taking Toll Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Republican activists foresee a long presidential campaign that almost certainly will nominate Mitt Romney but may leave him weakened in the battle against President Obama.

  • Rising Oil's Role in Decision 2012     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Insight on whether rising gas prices are Mitt Romney's best cards to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH), and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT).

  • Gingrich Is Pressed to Drop Out Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addresses the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop March 6, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia.

    A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out.

  • US Is 'in Danger of Becoming Europe': Mitt Romney Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event at the Westin Copley Place March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    The US economy is "in danger of becoming a carbon copy of European nations" because of President Obama's "big-government" policies, GOP contender Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A day after winning the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday.

    Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum in the battleground state of Ohio, bringing his total to five states for Super Tuesday. Rick Santorum won three states.

  • Analysis: Romney Must Ease Independents' Concerns Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 1:03 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) holds two babies during a campaign rally at West Hills Elementary School March 4, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Mitt Romney's uninspiring showing in Super Tuesday's primaries nonetheless moves him closer to the Republican presidential nomination. But a string of events and voter data underscore his challenge in winning independent voters turned off by the long, divisive primary.

  • Obama Loses Dem Primary in 15 Oklahoma Counties Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Iran

    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties.

  • Santorum Is Back with Super Tuesday Wins Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:38 PM ET
    Rick Santorum wins in North Dakota.

    fter four straight losses to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum  won at least three states  on Super Tuesday and was aggressively challenging Romney in the night's marquee race in Ohio.

  • Gingrich Wins Georgia, Predicts Third Comeback Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:26 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich wave after being declared the winner of the primary in Georgia during the election night rally at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel on March 6, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Rewarded with a home state win, Newt Gingrich cast the presidential campaign as a contest between elites and Main Street and said that Americans are rewarding his "power of ideas."

  • Santorum Draws Conservatives in Ohio GOP Contest Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:10 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum wins Tennessee.

    Rick Santorum was drawing strong support Tuesday from the most conservative voters in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to early results of an exit poll of voters.

  • Super Tuesday Exit Polls: Economy Is Key Issue Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 8:42 PM ET

    The economy is weighing heavily on voters' minds from north to south, even as Super Tuesday is showcasing vastly different slices of the Republican electorate, according to early exit polls conducted for The Associated Press in seven states.

  • Romney and Santorum Battle on Super Tuesday Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall style meeting at Taylor Winfield on March 5, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

    Mitt Romney is trying to  solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum is fighting to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states cast ballots on Super Tuesday.

  • Ann Romney: 'I Don't Even Consider Myself Wealthy' Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:42 PM ET
    Romney Campaigns In Ohio

    Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, says her struggle with multiple sclerosis has put her financial well-being into perspective, and that she doesn't  consider herself to be wealthy.

  • Even as some politicians have tried to stay away from these fundraising arms, the fact is the majority from both parties are swept up in their grasp. A closer look at how powerful these groups have become shows why.

  • Ron Paul: Getting Serious About Rising Fuel Prices Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    "If I am elected President, signing an authentic energy reform bill will be an early priority of my administration.  I will lead with a plan to lower prices, minimize government intervention, and restore a true free market," the candidate writes in this Guest Blog.

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