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  • 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.

  • How Secure Are US Posts Abroad? Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    Security at US embassies and other diplomatic grounds isn't the same worldwide. Protection is paramount, but appearing too fortified can bring risks of its own, the Global Post reports.

  • Candidates Make Slippery Claims on Oil Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Our Investigations Inc. fact check delves into the candidates' statements on energy.

  • Leaders Remain Far Apart on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fix Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

    Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.

  • Moody's Warns U.S. Rating Could be Cut, Again  Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    Rating agency Moody's is sending a message to Washington today -- with another downgrade threat. Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), weighs in.

  • With $16 Trillion in Debt, Time for Reform: Graham Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Pickens on Oil & the Elections  Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    Oil imports once again are a hot-button issue on the campaign trail. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, weighs in.

  • Obama Outraises Romney for First Time in 4 Months Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
    George Clooney (C) arrives at a fundraiser reception for US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on August 27, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The two part event with a champagne reception for 150 people donating 1,000 USD, and a dinner for 50 people donating each 20,000 USD per person or 30,000 USD per couple was limited to US citizens.

    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.

  • Romney’s Tax Plan Leaves Key Variables Blank Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) is introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan at an election-night rally April 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    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.

  • Facts Fly in Final Day of DNC—We Check Them Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 7:25 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech to run for a second term as president.

    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.

  • Kudlow: Obama’s Same Old, Same Old Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 5:14 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech to run for a second term as president.

    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.

  • Back to Reality: Romney Bashes Obama on Jobs Report Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 1:13 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    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.

  • Paul Ryan

    "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.

  • Clinton Speech a 'Virtuoso Performance,' GOP Aide Says Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 8:37 PM ET
    Former U.S. President Bill Clintonspeaks on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention.

    Did Bill Clinton's nomination speech get President Obama re-elected? At least one GOP strategist says yes.