Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show that one in five children were on food stamp assistance in 2014. The survey was taken last spring. The number of people receiving food stamps— now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP— spiked through the recession and has stayed at a...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In front of a spirited crowd that packed the Tampa Times Forum, Chris Christie gave a solid speech which echoed Mitt Romney's programs consisting of substantial budget cuts, tax cuts, and entitlement reform.
For Mitt Romney, the road to the GOP presidential nomination began with a family tradition of public service and then came the Olympics.