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  • Is the US Better Off? Costco Co-Founder Says Yes Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    The country is unequivocally better off today than it was four years ago, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday.

  • With the economy sputtering, President Obama would like voters to believe he faces tougher challenges than any president since Franklin Roosevelt and needs two terms to turn things around. Sadly, the president's problems are so daunting only because his policies are not up to the task.

  • Bill Clinton Could Go Rogue at Convention: Klein Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 8:17 PM ET

    Democrats across America will be glued to their TV’s Wednesday eager to hear from Bill Clinton. And what he says is anybody’s guess, including the Obama's.

  • Democratic Platform Focuses on Fixing the Economy Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 7:19 PM ET
    People cheer and wave American flags during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Democrats approved a party platform at their national convention that echoes President Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

  • Unions and America are better off than they were when Obama took office, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO told CNBC’s "Closing Bell"

  • President Barack  Obama’s four years in office have been a disappointment, Andrew Card, former Bush administration chief of staff, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.

  • Democratic Convention Could Be ‘Vicious’: Trump Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    The Democratic convention will be far more critical of Mitt Romney and Republicans than the Republican convention was of the Democrats, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Romney, Obama Hit the Battlegrounds Running  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 3:55 PM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plunge into the fall campaign on a two-track mission to convince Americans that the GOP nominee is the right man to fix the economy. President Obama gets ready for the big Democratic show.

  • Kudlow: Romney Didn't Make the Sale Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:58 AM ET
    Presidential nominee Mitt Romney

    Did Mitt Romney make the economic sale at the Republican National Convention? Did he convince people who are living at the margin or unemployed and discouraged that he has the answers to the economy? "Frankly, I don’t think so," CNBC's Larry Kudlow says.

  • Clint Eastwood Makes His Day ... at the GOP Convention Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney.

  • Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • Fed Has Run Out of ‘Ritalin’: Huntsman Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    It’s time to start talking about real fiscal policies and stop relying on the Federal Reserve to fix the country's problems, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • The GOP Convention: What They're Doing Right and Wrong Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

  • Kudlow on Ryan Speech: Too Much Debt, Not Enough Growth Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:31 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., republican vice-presidential nominee, addresses the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

    Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan gave a powerful acceptance speech that elicited repeated standing ovations. CNBC's Larry Kudlow gave him high marks for his delivery but was disappointed by his "somewhat muddled" economic growth solutions.

  • Paul Ryan's Warning: 'We Don't Have Much Time' Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 11:06 PM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

    Seizing the spotlight, Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall, and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

  • The Facts Behind the Convention Speeches Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 4:01 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention.

    "Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths," Gov. Chris Christie told the GOP Convention. But what were the truths behind the speeches? Here's a look at some of the facts behind the rhetoric.

  • Coincidence? Markets Do Better During GOP Conventions Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 2:28 PM ET

    While many folks tend to tune out the political conventions, investors have been known to take notice and usually cast their monetary votes with the Republicans.

  • Ann Romney Targets Women, Outmuscles Christie’s Punch Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the keynoter, spoke last. But the message of Ann Romney, who spoke before him, carried more significance for the prospects of her husband, Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • GOP Officially Nominates Mitt Romney for President Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:20 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney joins his wife, Ann Romney on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    Republicans  nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

  • European Shares Set for Cautious Open on Fears Over Spain Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 1:03 AM ET

    European markets are set for a mixed open on Wednesday after the Catalonian region in Spain asked for a financial lifeline from the national government, raising concerns that the country itself will soon ask for a bailout.