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  • Fact Checking Obama’s ‘Fair Share’ Ad Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 5:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    A new television ad for Obama blasts Romney for his secretly recorded “47 percent” comments and points out that Romney didn’t mention all of the other taxes that Americans pay, even if they’re not paying federal income tax. But the ad, entitled “Fair Share,” does the same thing to Mitt Romney

  • Why I'm Voting for President Obama: Barry Diller Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Running  "such an inept, depressing campaign is grounds for dismissal.” Barry Diller says of Mitt Romney during an interview with CNBC.

  • Romney Needs to Get Tougher on Obama: Trump Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia.

    Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Teachers’ Unions Court G.O.P. Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off their jobs yesterday after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.

    Traditional alliances have shifted, and teachers’ unions have pursued some strange bedfellows among lawmakers who would not appear to be natural allies, The New York Times reports.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney criticized President Obama on Sunday for refusing to meet Israeli Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, accusing the president of distancing the US from an important Middle East ally. The New York Times reports.

  • Romneys Paid $1,935,708 in Taxes in 2011     Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood analyzes the Romney's 2011 tax return.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three More Swing States: Polls Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama holds clear leads over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in three more swing states—Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa—according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls.

  • Romney, Obama Court Latinos in Crucial Florida Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Stepping up his criticism of Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape moment, President Obama said his Republican rival's comments about voters suggest he doesn't know Americans very well.

  • Congress Stands in Way of Economic Growth: Sen. Gregg Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    The only thing that stands in the way of a boom in economic growth is fiscal policy, former Senator Judd Gregg said on Thursday.

  • Fact Checking the Mitt Romney Tape and the Reaction Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination on August 30.

    Going beyond Mitt Romney's reference to 47 percent not paying federal income taxes, we looked at the rest of the secretly recorded video  and found other instances where Romney’s facts do not always add up.

  • Romney: I Care About the Poor and Middle Class  Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says he cares about the poor and middle class as he tries to stem criticism over secretly recorded comments that he doesn't worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

  • It's 'Frightening' That Romney Is Not Leading Race: Welch Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
    Jack Welch appears on Squawk Box.

    Mitt Romney needs to a lay out a clearer, more encompassing vision of what he will do as president and not get sidetracked by small controversies, businessman and author Jack Welch said.

  • Obama Widens Lead in Polls as Romney Faces Challenges Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama has widened his lead over Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll. The results come as Romney struggles to explain remarks deriding Obama supporters in a leaked video.

  • Restaurant Growth Outlook Falls     Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 4:53 PM ET

    Restaurant sales are projected to grow 2.8 percent in Q3 versus 3.5 percent one year ago.

  • Romney’s Secret Video—Was a Law Broken? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 1:47 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Amid all the discussion about the political impact of the Mitt Romney secret taping story this week is one unanswered question: Did the person who made the tape commit a crime?

  • Poll: Are Many Americans Too Dependent on Government? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a fundraising event earlier this year that “there are 47 percent who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them.”

  • Romney Is Right—US Must Get Tough With China: Morici Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    Governor Romney is right. The United States must get tough with China to restore growth and good paying jobs.

  • Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. Obama spoke about the Keystone XL pipeline and his energy policies.

    More than $153 million has been spent this year on TV ads promoting fossil fuels or criticizing Obama-backed clean energy, nearly four times the amount spent by the other side, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Grows More Reliant on Big-Money Contributors Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 3:14 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Jeffery Katzenberg

    Preisdent Obama points to the small donors to his re-election bid, but his top bundlers have raised or given at least $200 million through the end of May, The New York Times reports.

  • Fed Move Highlights Economic Uncertainty: Lawmaker Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    A top Congressional Republican expressed skepticism on Thursday about how much the Federal Reserve can do with a new round of to bolster the economy and spur hiring, adding that it underscored how uncertain conditions really are.