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  • Campaign Mega-Spending  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    The battle for a 4-year stay at the White House has an enormous price tag, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are spending a combined $26.86 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluges voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

  • Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Campaign talk about taxes and deficits may have obscured what is arguably the nation’s biggest challenge: breaking out of a decade of income stagnation that has afflicted the middle class and the poor and exacerbated inequality, The New York Times reports.

  • 'Get It Done,' Immelt Tells DC on Fiscal Cliff Fix Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    GE Chairman Jeff Immelt warns Washington against diving over the "fiscal cliff," telling CNBC on Wednesday that the issue was a needless “distraction” at the wrong time.

  • Sanctions against Iran, imposed by the U.S. and the European Union, are important and effective but more needs to be done, according to Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz.

  • Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    The final presidential debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, but the candidates often tried to shift the focus to domestic issues like the economy. And as the debate lurched back and forth around the world, the facts were sometimes taken for a ride.

  • Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.

  • Casting Dual Roles, at Treasury and the Fed Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    For the last couple of months, there has been a parlor game on Wall Street and in Washington about who will become the next Treasury secretary. After all, Timothy F. Geithner has made it clear he plans to be out of that office at the end of the year whether President Obama is re-elected or not, the New York Times reports.

  • Who Do You Think Won the Final Presidential Debate? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:22 PM ET
  • Democrats Threaten Payroll Tax Cut Consensus Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Some Democrats in Congress are seeking to include an extension of the $120 billion payroll tax cut in negotiations over the looming “fiscal cliff,” shaking what had appeared to be a bipartisan consensus to allow the measure to expire as planned at the end of the year.

  • 2012 Presidential Race All Tied Up: NBC/WSJ Poll Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

    Two weeks before Election Day, a late surge in support for Mitt Romney has put him in a dead heat with President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • US Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    Skyline of Tehran, Iran

    The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran, The New York Times reports.

  • Two weeks before Election Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Amid Brutal Campaign, a Respite. With Jokes. Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    In a cease-fire of sorts, President Obama and Mitt Romney finally found something they could agree on during: Jokes about Vice President Joe Biden get big laughs.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Despite his improved national standing, Romney trails Obama by at least six points  in two key swing states, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls.

  • Could Bakken Oil Boom Go Bust After Election? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Oil derricks in North Dakota pump oil from the Bakken Formation.

    The incredible prosperity in North Dakota has happened during the Obama administration. However, the fear is that things might change in the next four years, especially when it comes to fracking.

  • In Debate’s Dance, Romney Has More Missteps Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    President Obama kept his eyes on his opponent, whereas Mitt Romney’s gaze often strayed to moderator Candy Crowley. Exasperated by Obama's aggressive demeanor, Romney at one point asked her to intercede, calling, “Candy, Candy, Candy.”

  • Aggressive Debate Is Tough on Facts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    It was a fact-checker’s dream.  The two major candidates for president, standing practically toe-to-toe, with contradictory versions of a basic fact: the level of oil production on public lands.

  • Survey: Who Do You Think Won the Presidential Debate? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 9:21 PM ET

    Tuesday night kicked off the second of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Who do you think won? Vote here.

  • The Race to the White House  Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Alan Tonelson, Research Fellow, U.S. Business and Industry Council and Dennis Kelleher CEO, Better Markets discuss the Romney and Obama Presidential campaigns.