Investor Mark Cuban, while talking about fostering prosperity on CNBC Wednesday, advised the Republican Party: "Stay completely out of social issues."» Read More
CHICAGO— As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school— some on as little as $7.25 per hour. In one state, Illinois, the campaign to support the minimum wage would not actually raise the wage.
Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 million in September despite long odds of winning a majority— surpassing both parties' campaign arms focused on the Senate, which is very much in play. If Republicans net six Senate seats and win handily as expected in the House, they will control both chambers in Congress for the final two years of...
A picture of the U.S. electorate is emerging, and it is not pretty for either party, according to a poll from Politico.
Politicians are jumping on the Ebola bandwagon as a campaign tactic, but will it sway the midterm elections?
RICHMOND, Va.— Ed Gillespie has one of the sharpest political instincts of any of the Republicans' recruits for Senate races this year. But that and a thick Rolodex of GOP donors haven't helped him close a massive campaign cash deficit against incumbent Virginia Sen. While a handful of competitive Senate races have gained national attention and millions of...
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.
CNBC's John Harwood talks to Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts, who's locked in a very tight race for his seat.
Obamacare and the tax hit some may face next year could delay a rate hike by the Fed, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow. Here's why.
President Obama's economic leadership stands at the lowest level of his presidency, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic survey.
The GOP will attack the president on the Secret Service, intelligence on ISIS and Ebola's entrance into the U.S., Politico's Ben White says.
With the battle for the Senate tilting toward Republicans, Democrats are more reliant than ever on groups they tried to outlaw, the NY Times reports.
Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.
*Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
Rep. Mark Meadows introduced legislation that would ban federal employees from looking at porn during work, reports the Fiscal Times.
*Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."
Everyone's talking like Hillary Clinton is already the next president. But here's how she could lose, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.
America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the likelihood of Sen. Rand Paul running in the 2016 presidential election.
Extending the Ex-Im Bank's charter to June separates it from must-pass legislation and could mean its death, Politico's Ben White says.
Here's a look back at some of the key statements that Obama has made about terror groups, and Syria that you won't hear from him Wednesday night.