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  • Is Twitter Skewed Toward President Obama? 

    The number of Twitter followers of President Obama is growing at more than four times the rate of GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Is it a case of people's preferences, bad algorithms or something else? 

  • US President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House.

    President Barack Obama says he regrets the wording he used in his "didn't build that" speech that Republicans have used as their own rallying cry.

  • The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton addresses the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Democrats are crowing about the 4.5 million private sector jobs added under Obama, but the election could ride on tomorrow'sjobs update.

  • President Obama will hold onto the White House if the S&P 500 remains above 1,200 until Americans go to the polls according to Paul Dales, the senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

  • The U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff early next year before a deal gets cut in January to address the country’s fiscal problems, Peter Orszag, a former Obama administration official, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.

  • Former President Bill Clinton may be the highlight of Wednesday’s Democratic convention speakers, but a number of business leaders, including Carmax co-founder Austin Ligon, are also giving speeches to address whether the economy is better off under Obama’s leadership.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Ronald Reagan famously suggested that voters ask themselves: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" The economy clearly isn’t firing on all cylinders, but are Americans better or worse off than they had been when President Obama took office?

  • The country is unequivocally better off today than it was four years ago, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention.

    First lady Michelle Obama acknowledged Tuesday that the change her husband sought in his White House campaign four years ago has proven difficult but urged voters to give him another term to fix the economy.

  • Democrats across America will be glued to their TV’s Wednesday eager to hear from Bill Clinton. And what he says is anybody’s guess, including the Obama's.

  • Unions and America are better off than they were when Obama took office, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO told CNBC’s "Closing Bell"

  • President Barack  Obama’s four years in office have been a disappointment, Andrew Card, former Bush administration chief of staff, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.

  • The Democratic convention will be far more critical of Mitt Romney and Republicans than the Republican convention was of the Democrats, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plunge into the fall campaign on a two-track mission to convince Americans that the GOP nominee is the right man to fix the economy. President Obama gets ready for the big Democratic show.

  • Presidential nominee Mitt Romney

    Did Mitt Romney make the economic sale at the Republican National Convention? Did he convince people who are living at the margin or unemployed and discouraged that he has the answers to the economy? "Frankly, I don’t think so," CNBC's Larry Kudlow says.

  • Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney.

  • Paul Ryan

    My worst fears about Paul Ryan were borne out in Wednesday night's speech.

  • Fact-Checking Paul Ryan

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Paul Ryan's comments on the Simpson-Bowles commission in his speech last night failed to mention that he sat on the commission, and in the end, voted against implementing the findings detailed in the report.

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    There has been plenty of political talk about the economy this week, but precious few words about one of the biggest drags on the economy: housing. 

  • Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wipes his eyes during his speech on the third day of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

    Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts when he attacked President Barack Obama's policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.