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  • US President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House.

    President Barack Obama says he regrets the wording he used in his "didn't build that" speech that Republicans have used as their own rallying cry.

  • The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton addresses the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Democrats are crowing about the 4.5 million private sector jobs added under Obama, but the election could ride on tomorrow'sjobs update.

  • President Barack Obama joins Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

    "Yes this country and its people are better off than they were four years ago but the job is not done," writes this Guest Blogger.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney will make his first appearance of the campaign season this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” a move clearly intended to thrust himself back onto the main stage of the presidential campaign after ceding it to President Obama.

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    In 2008, Democrats had a tremendous social media advantage. In 2012, that lead has been ceded to the Republicans.

  • President Obama will hold onto the White House if the S&P 500 remains above 1,200 until Americans go to the polls according to Paul Dales, the senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

  • Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Obama intervened to order the changes.

  • The U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff early next year before a deal gets cut in January to address the country’s fiscal problems, Peter Orszag, a former Obama administration official, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.

  • The giant accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers says a claim by a hacker group that it stole Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns from an office in Tennessee does not appear to be true.

  • Day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC was heavier on emotion and personal stories than it was on verifiable facts, but there was still plenty of fodder for our Investigations Inc. fact checking team. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Former President Bill Clinton may be the highlight of Wednesday’s Democratic convention speakers, but a number of business leaders, including Carmax co-founder Austin Ligon, are also giving speeches to address whether the economy is better off under Obama’s leadership.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Ronald Reagan famously suggested that voters ask themselves: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" The economy clearly isn’t firing on all cylinders, but are Americans better or worse off than they had been when President Obama took office?

  • The country is unequivocally better off today than it was four years ago, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday.

  • With the economy sputtering, President Obama would like voters to believe he faces tougher challenges than any president since Franklin Roosevelt and needs two terms to turn things around. Sadly, the president's problems are so daunting only because his policies are not up to the task.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention.

    First lady Michelle Obama acknowledged Tuesday that the change her husband sought in his White House campaign four years ago has proven difficult but urged voters to give him another term to fix the economy.

  • Democrats across America will be glued to their TV’s Wednesday eager to hear from Bill Clinton. And what he says is anybody’s guess, including the Obama's.

  • People cheer and wave American flags during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena.

    Democrats approved a party platform at their national convention that echoes President Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

  • Unions and America are better off than they were when Obama took office, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO told CNBC’s "Closing Bell"

  • President Barack  Obama’s four years in office have been a disappointment, Andrew Card, former Bush administration chief of staff, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.