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  • WASHINGTON-- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is preparing to explain to low-income voters how he and Mitt Romney would do more to help them than President Barack Obama. The Wisconsin congressman planned to outline the GOP presidential ticket's case during a speech Wednesday at Cleveland State University in political crucial Ohio.

  • The budget deficit _ the shortfall created when the government spends more in a given year than it collects in taxes and fees_ topped $1 trillion for the fourth straight time in the budget year that just ended Sept. 30. It now borrows roughly 31 cents for every dollar it spends.

  • NEW YORK-- Bob Schieffer took a light hand Monday as moderator of the final presidential debate, ending with advice from his mother: "Go vote.

  • Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate

    The final presidential debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, but the candidates often tried to shift the focus to domestic issues like the economy. And as the debate lurched back and forth around the world, the facts were sometimes taken for a ride.

  • Trump Promises 'Very Big' Political Bombshell Wednesday

    Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.

  • Casting Dual Roles, at Treasury and the Fed

    For the last couple of months, there has been a parlor game on Wall Street and in Washington about who will become the next Treasury secretary. After all, Timothy F. Geithner has made it clear he plans to be out of that office at the end of the year whether President Obama is re-elected or not, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama & Romney, Closing Statements

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama deliver their closing statements at the end of their third debate during the 2012 Presidential campaign.

  • The Policies of the Last Four Years

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss the policies of the last four years and what each candidate will do to address the financial and global challenges the country faces.

  • The Greatest Threat to the United States

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss the greatest threats to the national security of this country, including violent extremists and potential economic threats from China.

  • Pakistan's Support for Terrorists

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss whether Pakistan's support for terrorist groups means it's time to sever ties with the nation. Also, developing relationships with other countries in the region.

  • Getting Out of Afghanistan

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss the situation in Afghanistan and what needs to be done if the deadline for withdrawal arrives and the Afghan government is not prepared to take over security. The candidates also cover the U.S. relationship with Pakistan.

  • The Differences Between the Candidates

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss myriad situations around the world and where they believe the other stands on those particular issues.

  • How to Pay for the Military

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss spending on the military, as well as what each would do to maintain a strong military capability and, at the same time, reduce the deficit.

  • America's Role in the World

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss the role of the United States in a volatile world.

  • Egypt's Role in the Middle East

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss developments in Egypt since the fall of Mubarak and how the U.S. should move forward to make sure Egypt continues on its path to democracy.

  • Syria's Impact on the Middle East

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss the ongoing civil war going on in Syria and whether we should reassess our policy there.

  • Bengazi & the Middle East Question

    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss what caused the disaster in Bengazi, Libya, where a U.S. ambassador was killed, and what has happened in the weeks since.

  • US Can't Afford a Fiscal Cliff

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that an Obama win - and hence, status quo - could weigh on growth because of the fiscal cliff.

  • Anticipating Debate #3

    Preparations for the final debate between the Presidential candidates, with CNBC's John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla, Larry Kudlow and Maria Bartiromo. Charles Schwab discusses his endorsement of Romney.