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  • High Stakes for Obama & Romney     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    The latest polls have President Obama ahead of Romney, and both are in final preparations for tonight's presidential debate, with CNBC's John Harwood and Eamon Javers.

  • Romney Should Focus on Gridlock: Fagen Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Nearly every politician complains about gridlock in Washington. But, why isn’t Mitt Romney focusing on it as a campaign issue ?

  • Who’s Better for Middle Market Deals: Obama or Romney? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    While not nearly as high-profile as the “Barbarians at the Gate” world of Wall Street, middle market M&A creates huge amounts of liquidity in the American economy, with about $275 billion of middle market transactions closed in 2011.

  • Politically Disappointed? Here's a Way to Flee for Free Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

    Thinking of leaving the country if you hate the thought of an Obama re-election or a Romney victory? Here's your chance to flee for free.

  • The Truth About Socialism in America Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking in Nashua, NH on energy.

    With an end to the contentious presidential campaign just a month away, there remains a lingering question about whether President Obama introduced the U.S. to socialism, and with it, the death knell of traditional American values.

  • New Poll Shows Slight Obama Lead     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest numbers from a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Obama leads challenger, Mitt Romney 48% to 46% in Virginia.

  • Poll: Romney Even With Obama in Florida     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    A look at the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll numbers, heading into tonight's presidential debate, with John Harwood.

  • Candidates Ready to Debate in Colorado     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:32 AM ET

    NBC's Chuck Todd discusses why the battleground states are so important to the presidential candidates as they get ready to face each other in tonight's debate.

  • President Barack Obama makes a brief appearance at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012.

    The number 18 has crept into President Obama's campaign speeches — as in, "We've cut taxes for small businesses 18 times," The New York Times reports. Is this true?

  • Why Debating Style Matters     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    Discussing which presidential candidate has the best economic plan and style to win tonight's debate, with Edward Conard, former Bain Capital partner, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman.

  • Poll: Obama Lead Narrowing     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, challenger Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in Florida. CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest poll results.

  • Winning Debate Strategies     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, and Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist, debate whether style or substance will win tonight's presidential debate between President Obama and challenger, Mitt Romney.

  • Ready, Set.....Debate!     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reveals the results of the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which shows the race between challenger Mitt Romney and President Obama is closer than some have suggested.

  • Romney Pulls Even With Obama in Florida: Poll Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:00 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in the critical swing state of Florida, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has found.

  • Kudlow: Could The Election Be Decided This Week? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:38 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Mitt Romney

    Sure there’s a solid month until Election Day, but for all intents and purposes, the race for the White House may be over tomorrow.

  • Kudlow: Will Romney Cap Tax Deductions at 17K? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:29 PM ET

    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is looking at reducing income tax deductions to a flat $17,000.

  • Question: Deficit Spending Solution?     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    Sharing their deficit spending plans, and making the case for either presidential candidate, with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and Jim Gilmore, Romney Campaign Surrogate.

  • Kudlow Presidential Debate     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Making the case for either presidential candidate, in regards to an economic recovery, with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R).

  • Voter ID Law Halted by Pennsylvania Judge Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    A judge blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Ahead of the first of three presidential debates on Wednesday, there's barely a murmur about the potentially disastrous effect of $607 billion of tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”.

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