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  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • Here's what GOP history says about Donald Trump Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump may be leading in the polls, but if history is any lesson his performance in Thursday night's first GOP debate could break Trump fever.

  • 10 questions for Nancy Pelosi Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center.

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to discuss social issues, Hillary Clinton's campaign and the uphill fight to win back the House.

  • The tricky politics of 'business experience' Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump

    Even before Donald Trump descended into the GOP race, the reputation of the businessperson-cum-politician was up for debate.

  • When politics strikes the wrong chord Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    Neil Young speaks at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

    The Donald Trump-Neil Young kerfuffle over a song isn't the first sour note between politicians and musicians. For some other instances, click ahead.

  • GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky and Senate Republicans.

    Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

  • Don’t Go Wobbly on Economy, GOP

    The party must come to grips with the 'demographic realities' reshaping the US electorate and devise new strategies for connecting with growing populations of minorities, single women, and youth, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • FACTBOX-The wealthy behind U.S. presidential race Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:48 PM ET

    Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • Gingrich: Obama Facing Huge Problems Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Gingrich: Obama Facing Huge Problems

    According to former Speaker Newt Gingrich, expect the Obama campaign to break down in the weeks ahead.

  • Lehrer's philosophy on moderator's role tested Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire _ get out of the way and let the candidates play.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Eden Park September 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Obama said Monday he liked to 'walk the walk, not just talk the talk' on combating China trade abuses, in a sharp jab at his Republican foe Mitt Romney.

    President Obama appears to be faring well despite obvious economic problems that persist on his watch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    More than 61 million Facebook users unknowingly participated in the study, which sought to measure the ability of online social networks to catalyze actions in the real world, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • The GOP Convention: What They're Doing Right and Wrong Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

  • New GDP Numbers Do Obama No Favors Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 5:03 AM ET
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    The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, suggesting growth will stay weak in the second half of the year, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • 2016 Obama's America

    August may be the laziest month for Hollywood blockbusters, but it has become open season for little-films-that-can. And this year is no exception, with the political documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” pulling in more than $9 million to become the top grossing non-nature documentary of the year.

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    A year after the S&P downgrade, the debt is still growing, the economy may be even shakier than last year, and Congress faces another wave of policy paralysis.

  • Presidential Campaigns Stiff Small Businesses Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Despite pro-Main Street rhetoric, presidential candidates take a long time to settle up with businesses. See whose burning small business.

  • Gingrich’s VP Candidate Choices for Romney Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:27 PM ET
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Asked on Friday who he’d prefer to see as Mitt Romney’s running mate, three-time Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offered an entire roster of would-be veep choices.

  • Obama Bracing to Be Outspent by Romney Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama was once the fundraiser-in-chief. Now, he faces the very real threat of being the first president to be outspent by a challenger.