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  • Republican Rivals Batter Romney in South Carolina Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Rick Perry SC Primary

    With little to lose, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and their allies are seeking to portray Mitt Romney as insufficiently steadfast in his conservatism in very conservative South Carolina, The New York Times reports.

  • In South Carolina, Challenges Await on Ideology and Faith Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Mitt Romney NH Primary

    In South Carolin,  Mitt Romney is  heading smack into an issue that has followed him through his national political career: his Mormon faith and the suspicion many evangelical Christians have of it, the New York Times reports.

  • Ron Paul Finishes Second in New Hampshire Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Ron Paul NH Primary

    Representative Ron Paul of Texas finished a strong second in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday, which in many ways was the more telling outcome in a race where Mitt Romney’s dominance was never in doubt, The New York Times reports.

  • Politics Up Close and Almost Personal Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Republican Candidates Participate In Final Debate Before NH Primary

    If campaigns are a feast, the days before the New Hampshire primary are a smorgasbord of cotton candy, mixed nuts and red meat. What follows is a sampling of the candidate’s offerings, The New York Times reports.

  • PAC Ads to Attack Romney as Predatory Capitalist Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    Mitt Romney attack ad

    Thanks to a $5 million donation from a casino owner, a group supporting Newt Gingrich plans to place advertisements in South Carolina attacking Mitt Romney as a predatory capitalist who destroyed jobs and communities,  The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Testing 2-Tier Strategy for Re-election Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Trying to ensure  that the Republicans do not get all the political limelight, the Obama campaign has unleashed a carefully scripted and deliberately aggressive strategy that shows a White House in combative re-election mode, The New York Times reports.

  • First Vote Reinforces GOP's Ideological Divide Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.

  • Euro Break-Up Most Overrated Risk: Eurasia Group Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    The risk of a break-up of the euro zone is “vastly overplayed” and a collapse of the single currency area is out of the question, Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Economic Downturn Took a Detour at Capitol Hill Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    Rarely has the financial divide appeared so wide between lawmakers and those they represent, the New York Times reports.

  • US Asks Journals to Censor Articles on Flu Virus Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    For the first time ever, a government advisory board is asking scientific journals not to publish details of certain biomedical experiments, for fear that the information could be used by terrorists. The New York Times reports.

  • The Robin Hood Tax Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    They call it the Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor.  The New York Times reports.

  • Image Expert Shapes Romney (His Hair, Anyway) Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 7:27 AM ET

    By far his most distinctive physical feature, Mr. Romney’s head of impeccably coiffed black hair has become something of a cosmetological Rorschach test on the campaign trail, with many seeing in his thick locks everything they love and loathe about the Republican candidate for the White House.  The New York Times reports.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Republicans Debate Obama and Foreign Policy Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 6:44 AM ET
    GOP symbol and cash

    The eight major Republican candidates for president joined in a united attack against President Obama as commander in chief during a debate Saturday, but at times differed sharply over how to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the way forward with Pakistan, the New York Times reports.

  • Crisis in Middle East: Gaddafi Killed     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 7:16 PM ET

    Now that Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi is dead, which high profile terrorist leader is next? Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, discuss.

  • Republican Debates Are a Hot Ticket on TV Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    In September 2007, Fox News put Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani and a man who was, back then, a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain, on a debate stage in New Hampshire. The face-off attracted 3.2 million viewers—the most of any debate so far that year, the New York Times reports.

  • Iran & Retaliation Options     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Details on Iran's assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., with NBC's Andrea Mitchell; and a look at retaliation options against Iran, with Rep. Peter King, (R-NY).

  • Tensions Over Iran Terror Plot     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:44 PM ET

    Was the Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador an act of war, and what sort of retaliation should the U.S. take? Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report publisher, and Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy weigh in.

  • After Rocky Start, More Study and Sleep for Perry Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:02 AM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Rick Perry of Texas struggled through his first three debates, so his aides have staged practice sessions, complete with a stand-in for Mitt Romney. He has stirred outrage among conservatives on immigration, so he is defending his stance on the campaign trail as good economics, report the New York Times.

  • A recent survey of the unemployed showed more than a quarter of respondents opposed renewing the current extended unemployment benefits, the NY Times reports.

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