Politics Paul Ryan

  • NEW YORK-- Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: get Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talking to each other.

  • What's Going on Inside the Jobs Numbers

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman provide an update on jobs, and In a wide-ranging interview, Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman & president, discusses jobs creation; the presidential election; improving the economy; the upcoming VP debate; and cyber espionage and China.

  • Ken Langone

    Government numbers showing the unemployment rate has fallen under 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years don't reflect actual business conditions, Home Depot founder Ken Langone said on CNBC.

  • Can US Avoid Debt Crisis Like Europe?

    Discussing the differences between the economic policies of Mitt Romney and President Obama, with Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman & president, and Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party leader.

  • The 'Real' Unemployment Problem With Ken Langone

    "Whatever the number is (jobs), it vastly understates unemployment," said Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman & president, discussing jobs creation, and getting Americans back to work.

  • WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney solely blamed President Barack Obama on Monday for potential defense cuts that Republicans in Congress worked out with the White House and Democrats and left the misimpression that Obama has ignored free trade initiatives.

  • Vice President Joe Biden

    After the president's poor showing in last week's debate, the big guns of the Obama administration are prepping Vice President Joe Biden for his faceoff with Paul Ryan, The New York Times reports.

  • *Romney claws his way back after first debate* Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll By Steve Holland. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • LOS ANGELES-- Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class.

  • *Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • Scott Walker praised the latest national jobs figures showing a drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, but he refused to credit Obama's policies for the improvement.

  • WASHINGTON-- A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • Martin O'Malley (D)

    Republicans are deliberately trying to stymie job creation and U.S. economic growth in order to damage President Obama’s re-election chances, a top Obama campaign surrogate charged Friday.

  • 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.

  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa-- Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that he and President Barack Obama want to raise $1 trillion in taxes on the wealthy as part of a plan to let some Bush-era tax cuts expire, giving Republicans fresh fodder to criticize the Democratic ticket just days after the vice president said the middle class has been buried during the past four years.

  • WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney's Medicare plan won't try to control costs by limiting the payments that future retirees would use to buy private health insurance, aides say. Reining in costs is vital to keeping Medicare affordable, and in their plans both President Barack Obama and Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, set limits on the growth of future spending.