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  • 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.

  • Larry Kudlow: The Star of Tonight Was Ann Romney! Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:50 AM ET
    Ann Romney wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    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.

  • Romney's Road to the Presidential Nomination Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 10:54 PM ET
    Mitt Romney gives speech in NH as he sweeps states

    For Mitt Romney, the road to the GOP presidential nomination began with a family tradition of public service and then came the Olympics.

  • GOP Convention: How Grand Will the Party Be? Ask Isaac Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 3:19 PM ET
    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kisses his wife Ann upon arriving in Tampa, Florida.

    Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy. But with New Orleans waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, no one knows how grand the party will be.

  • The main principles of the Tea Party permeate the Republican Party platform and the Republican ticket, Rep. Michele Bachmann told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • European markets are called to open in negative territory on Tuesday as the debate continues over how far the European Central Bank (ECB) can, or will, go to save the euro zone.

  • Most Americans Say the Rich Don't Pay Enough Taxes Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.

  • Taxes Would Jump Without Medicare Reform: Norquist Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 12:38 PM ET

    Tax rates would have to double to preserve Medicare and Social Security in their current form, tax foe Grover Norquist warned on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.

  • European Markets Cautious On Euro Zone Uncertainty Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.

  • President Obama Calls Romney's Ideas 'Extreme' Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    US President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Mitt Romney has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his Republican rival at the biggest political moment of his life.

  • GOP Delays Convention Business Due to Isaac Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:44 PM ET
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (L) and conention Chief Executive Officer William Harris (R) unveil the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention on August 20, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    The Republican Party will delay the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather forecast from Isaac.

  • Akin Woes Latest Hurdle for Republicans in Senate Quest Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 6:49 AM ET

    It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher.

  • GOP Appeased Me on Gold Standard: Rep. Ron Paul Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    The U.S. could avoid a lot of its problems with a return to the gold standard, Rep. Ron Paul told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.