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  • 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.

  • 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. At a rally on the front lawn of a county courthouse, the Wisconsin Republican faced a question from a voter about why so many people don't pay federal income taxes.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Voters say the presidential debates will be important in deciding whom to vote for in this year’s election, according to a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.

  • Trump Debate Advice: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt

    Donald Trump's advice to Mitt Romney for Wednesday's debate against President Barack Obama: No more Mr. Nice Guy.

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    Senate leaders are closing in on a path for dealing with the “fiscal cliff” facing the country in January, opting to try to use a postelection session of Congress to reach agreement on a comprehensive deficit reduction deal rather than a short-term solution, the New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Presidential Election Debate's Affect on Markets

    Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that Mitt Romney's performance at the first Presidential debate could affect markets. It could heighten uncertainty over the election outcome and future economic policy.

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    Here’s a cheat sheet of which names are mentioned most often for getting three of the most important jobs that will also be up for grabs on Nov. 6.

  • As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    As the government closes the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, budget analysts have little confidence in either Obama or Romney's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • 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.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Nevada, and North Carolina, new NBC News-Wall Street Journal polls show.

  • Mitt Romney

    For some unknown reason, Mitt Romney dialed back his tax-cut plan on Wednesday, the same day new reports showed incomes are dropping.

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    From the stump and on the airwaves, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney often glossed over exactly where the other stands on five major issues, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    A new television ad for Obama blasts Romney for his secretly recorded “47 percent” comments and points out that Romney didn’t mention all of the other taxes that Americans pay, even if they’re not paying federal income tax. But the ad, entitled “Fair Share,” does the same thing to Mitt Romney

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Running  "such an inept, depressing campaign is grounds for dismissal.” Barry Diller says of Mitt Romney during an interview with CNBC.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia.

    Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • 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.