Congress Political Leaders

  • Romney's Economic Adviser Reacts to Debate

    CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow speak to Glen Hubbard, Mitt Romney Economic Adviser, about how Governor Romney differentiated his plans from George W. Bush and President Obama.

  • Reaction to Presidential Debate

    The second presidential debate has ended, and CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote" team share their reactions. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), weighs in on the candidates response to job creation and the Benghazi-Gate scandal, saying "the President has a reasonable plan, but I wish he said that the U.S. has lost 700,000 public-sector jobs thanks to the policies of Governor Romney and the Republicans."

  • Candidates: Biggest Misperception America Has of You?

    President Obama and Governor Romney answer what they believe is the biggest misperception the American people have about them as a man and as a candidate.

  • Romney on Outsourcing Jobs: My Plan Is To Keep China Playing By the Rules

    President Obama and Governor Romney answer what plans they have to put back and keep jobs in the United States.

  • Obama, Romney on Gun Control

    President Obama addresses his take on assault-weapon policies, saying "My beliefs are to enforce laws we currently have, keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and that weapons designed for soldiers do not belong on the streets." Governor Romney discusses why he changed his mind on an assault-weapon ban.

  • Who Denied Libya Security?

    One undecided voter asks about reports that the State Department refused extra security for the U.S. Embassy in Libya. President Obama says "when it comes to Libya, everyone will be held accountable, and I am ultimately responsible for what's taking place there," and Governor Romney addresses the President's actions following the Libya tragedy.

  • Obama on Fixing the 'Broken' Immigration System

    Governor Romney says America is a "nation of immigrants," and supports an "employment verification system;" and President Obama says "if we're going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should go after criminals."

  • How Romney Differentiates Himself From Bush

    Governor Romney differentiates himself and his policies from George W. Bush and Bush's administration, saying he will "crack down on China." President Obama says Romney is "the last person who is going to get tough on China."

  • Romney, Obama on Inequalities in Workplace

    President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney address how they intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace specifically regarding females.

  • Romney: Middle Income Taxpayers Have Been Buried

    Governor Romney and President Obama share their strategies for bringing relief to U.S. taxpayers if they were to be elected. President Obama says "the math doesn't add up," when responding to Romney's tax plans.

  • Obama: Need to Control Our Own Energy

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu says it's not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney discuss whether they agree with Chu that this is not the job of the energy department.

  • Romney Challenges Obama on Energy

    In this excerpt from the second presidential debate, GOP nominee Mitt Romney directly challenges President Obama on whether the government has promoted or hindered the production of energy on public lands.

  • Ensuring Jobs for College Graduates

    President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney share their job creation strategies to help reassure a 21-year old college student that when he graduates from college he will be able to sufficiently support himself.

  • Presidential Debate Kick Off

    Round 2 of the 2012 presidential debates begins any minute now, with Sara Fagen, former George W. Bush senior aide; Keith Boykin, Democratic Strategist; and CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow.

  • Will President Obama Bring His 'A-Game'?

    CNBC's Scott Cohn says he'll be watching how each presidential candidate manages the town-hall style debate tonight; and Doug Wilder, Former Governor of Virginia (D), discusses how he thinks President Obama can make a comeback in tonight's debate.

  • Ron Paul: Obama Needs to Admit Foreign Policy Is Wrong

    CNBC's John Harwood reports tonight's debate audience is made up of uncommitted voters from the New York area; and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) of The House Financial Services Committee, provides perspective on both presidential candidates ahead of the debates.

  • Which Candidate Can Fix Our Debt?

    Do either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney have a plan to bend the curve and reduce U.S. debt? Phil Angelides, Former California State Treasurer (D), and David Walker, Comeback America Initiative founder, president & CEO, weigh in.

  • Can President Obama Compromise?

    Americans want both parties to compromise, and discussing whether President Obama has it in him to work with "the other side," with Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs International Advisor, and William Daley, former Chief of Staff to President Obama.

  • Barrett: Business Community Wants Substance Over Style

    CNBC's John Harwood shares a preview of tonight's presidential debate; and discussing Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit's exit, and what to expect from tonight's debate, with Sheila Bair, Former chair of the FDIC, and Craig Barrett, Former chairman of Intel.

  • Will Mitt Go For Two?

    Anticipating tonight's second presidential debate, with A.B. Stoddard, The Hill Associate editor and columnist, and CNBC Contributor Robert Costa of The National Review.