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  • Tim Pawlenty

    To say that the choice of Tim Pawlenty to represent the banking industry is odd would be an understatement, but his appointment is the clearest sign yet of the flexible ethic that makes the revolving door in Washington spin faster.

  • 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.

  • American healthcare reform

    Arizona and officials in other Republican-led states are quietly designing an insurance exchange — one of the most essential and controversial requirements of the new health care law, The New York Times reports.

  • Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee is yielding something the campaign can do without: second-guessing about how Ryan is being used, The New York TImes reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama holds clear leads over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in three more swing states—Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa—according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls.

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    The only thing that stands in the way of a boom in economic growth is fiscal policy, former Senator Judd Gregg said on Thursday.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says he cares about the poor and middle class as he tries to stem criticism over secretly recorded comments that he doesn't worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

  • Jack Welch appears on Squawk Box.

    Mitt Romney needs to a lay out a clearer, more encompassing vision of what he will do as president and not get sidetracked by small controversies, businessman and author Jack Welch said.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama has widened his lead over Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll. The results come as Romney struggles to explain remarks deriding Obama supporters in a leaked video.

  • 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.

  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a fundraising event earlier this year that “there are 47 percent who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them.”

  • Bob Woodward

    In an interview about his new book, "The Price of Politics," Bob Woodward says that the hard choices on the economy can be postponed no longer.

  • House Party

    A new study from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found that tax cuts for the wealthy do not generate stronger economic growth. But they may increase inequality.

  • Has Obama's Bounce Faded?

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

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage to deliver his nomination acceptance speech.

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his running mate Paul Ryan and NJ Gov. Chris Christie each laid out the GOP’s vision for America at the Republican National Convention in August. But how accurate were their speeches? We parsed the speeches and did a little fact-checking.

  • An Egyptian protester grabs a tear gas canister to throw back towards the riot police during clashes near the US embassy in Cairo.

    President Obama and Mitt Romney entered new political terrain on Thursday as their campaign debate moved more solidly onto issues of foreign policy, a subject that had largely been absent as a major general election issue until this week, the New York Times reports.

  • Ben Bernanke

    A top Congressional Republican expressed skepticism on Thursday about how much the Federal Reserve can do with a new round of to bolster the economy and spur hiring, adding that it underscored how uncertain conditions really are.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Republicans and Democrats agree on closing loopholes, but are battling over whether the reforms should bring in more revenue or break even.

  • Facebook

    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.

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    Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.