President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Federal Reserve was "properly focused" on unemployment given the relatively tame pace of inflation in the country, offering a broad endorsement of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's policy approach.» Read More
Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.
Rating agency Moody's is sending a message to Washington today -- with another downgrade threat. Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), weighs in.
What good is it to raise the debt ceiling if you don't address why you have debt, Senator Lindsey Graham asked on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.
Republicans need a net gain of four seats to win the Senate, but what was once a good bet that they would do so is now a coin toss with Election Day less than two months away.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. government will award Bradley Birkenfeld $104 million for information he provided about Swiss bank, UBS.
Oil imports once again are a hot-button issue on the campaign trail. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, weighs in.
Mitt Romney had his best fundraising month ever in August, but President Obama and Democrats raised even more money than their rivals for the first time in four months.
Mitt Romney has pledged to cut individual income tax rates for everyone, but he has provided few specifics, confounding analysts and leaving himself open to attack from Democrats.
President Obama and other Democrats tossed around facts about everything from deficits to the auto industry at the party's convention. The CNBC Investigations Inc. fact-checking team dug into the numbers. Here's what they found.
Perhaps the reason for President Obama’s flat and energy-less speech Thursday night — TV cameras panning the convention floor actually showed delegates falling asleep — was that he already knew Friday’s jobs numbers were going to be a disaster.
President Obama emerged from the euphoria of his party's convention Friday and ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation's unemployment outlook.
"If borrowing and spending and regulating and taxing was the secret to economic success, we would be entering a golden age along with Greece," GOP Vice President candidate Paul Ryan told CNBC Friday.
Did Bill Clinton's nomination speech get President Obama re-elected? At least one GOP strategist says yes.
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams may not be quite as lonely as the pop song suggests. According to Larry Kudlow, it’s where you’ll find Barack Obama.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke for nearly twice as long as he was scheduled at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and roughly half his remarks were ad-libbed. But just try to pin him down on a flat-out falsehood, and you will begin to understand why he has confounded his critics for years.
The number of Twitter followers of President Obama is growing at more than four times the rate of GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Is it a case of people's preferences, bad algorithms or something else?
"Yes this country and its people are better off than they were four years ago but the job is not done," writes this Guest Blogger.
In 2008, Democrats had a tremendous social media advantage. In 2012, that lead has been ceded to the Republicans.
Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Obama intervened to order the changes.
The U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff early next year before a deal gets cut in January to address the country’s fiscal problems, Peter Orszag, a former Obama administration official, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.