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  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa-- Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that he and President Barack Obama want to raise $1 trillion in taxes on the wealthy as part of a plan to let some Bush-era tax cuts expire, giving Republicans fresh fodder to criticize the Democratic ticket just days after the vice president said the middle class has been buried during the past four years.

  • Final Nielsen data on Thursday showed that 67.2 million people across 11 TV networks watched Obama and Romney go head to head on the economy- a 28 percent increase on the 52.4 million who saw the first 2008 debate between Obama and Republican John McCain.

  • More than 37 million watched the 90- minute encounter on the four leading broadcast networks and 21 million turned to cable news channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen media. The viewing figures are expected to rise when final data is released by Nielsen later on Thursday that will include smaller TV networks.

  • Debate Reaction: The 'Likeable' Rating

    Assessing the performance of Mitt Romney and President Obama in last night's presidential debate, with Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group chairman & CEO.

  • Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver.

    In a showdown at close quarters, President Obama and Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering economy.

  • CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes, offering a defense of Romney's remark that nearly half the country doesn't pay federal income taxes and supports President Barack Obama.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the middle class has been "buried" during the past four years, a statement that Republicans immediately seized upon as an unwitting indictment of the Obama administration.

  • Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally on Tuesday that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, just longer than President Barack Obama's time in the White House.

  • Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally on Tuesday that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, just longer than President Barack Obama's time in the White House.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for proposing policies that Biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for middle-class families.

  • Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally on Tuesday that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, just longer than President Barack Obama's time in the White House.

  • Do Political Debates Matter?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama maintains a slight lead in some polls, and discusses the impact of political debates on the outcome of elections.

  • WASHINGTON-- Eventually, the economic recovery will pick up steam _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the widely deplored "fiscal cliff," the politically created budget abyss facing the nation at year's end.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head  Wednesday, but do the face-offs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • Romney Hits the Road to Grab 'Swing' Votes

    Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discusses the importance of "swing states" and Mitt Romney's plan to stimulate economic growth and restore American jobs.

  • Presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy during a televised debate.

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney are going head to head soon in an attempt to win your vote. But do the faceoffs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • Has Obama's Bounce Faded?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports how unrest in the Middle East is impacting the election.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida.

    In case you were so submerged in football this weekend (RG3! Peyton!) that you blissfully forgot there's a presidential election upon us, you may have missed some of the strangest photos of the season.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens as his running mate, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Challenges that small businesses face hiring more workers are among the top issues in this presidential election. Is Paul Ryan good for small business?

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.