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Mitt Romney just can't shake his difficulty attracting conservatives. And that reality is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes deep divisions within the party.
Resurgent Rick Santorum said his sweep of three GOP contests earned his shoestring campaign $250,000 overnight, cash he needs to take his upstart bid for the Republican presidential nomination to Mitt Romney's turf.
Critics of the Federal Reserve won't be satisfied until the agency is shut down for good. But abolishing the Fed only raises the bigger issue: What would—or should—be in its place?
Mitt Romney battles Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, hoping to extend his winning streak in the GOP nomination race.
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing his bid for a second term, reversing Obama's opposition to "super" PACs.
Mitt Romney's remark that he's not worried about the very poor, the latest gaffe in a campaign rich with blunders, joins a long list of wait-let-me-explain episodes in presidential election history.
The millionaires, billionaires and companies giving big sums to political committees supporting Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama have important business with the next president. Some are already in trouble with the government. Some are pressing for new laws or regulations that would benefit their interests in energy, mining and high finance.
Rick Santorum's campaign slogan could very well be one word: doomsday. To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history.
After a flurry of incorrect reports that Donald Trump was planning to endorse Newt Gingrich, the casino mogul said front-running Republican candidate Mitt Romney was his man.
Media organizations report real-estate magnate and former presidential candidate Donald Trump is to endorse Newt Gingrich. But wait! Others say it's Mitt Romney. The Donald keeps 'em guessing.
Donald Trump intends to endorse Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential bid, The Asssociated Press reports.
Mitt Romney says he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of the middle class.
Stephen Colbert's sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle — more than a million bucks.
Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Obama's re-election campaign, but GOP leaders say it's a plan that has little chance of passing Congress.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports Senator Rand Paul had a showdown with the TSA at the Nashville airport; the Supreme Court ruled police officers need to obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect's car; and a $25 billion settlement with the nation's five biggest mortgage lenders is near.
Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.
WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its two month investigation of the Chey Volt, saying there is no reason to believe the car poses a fire risk, and Wal-Mart promoted Rosalind Brewer as president and CEO of its Sam's Club Warehouse chain. Brewer is the first female and African-American to run one of Wal-Mart's three business divisions.
The final weeks of 2011 were the economy's strongest since it appeared to be slipping toward recession in late spring, according to the Federal Reserve's latest snapshot of the economy.
Mitt Romney won broad support from conservatives and moderates and was widely viewed as Republicans' best hope of defeating President Barack Obama in this fall's elections, preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary showed.
Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.