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.
Republicans and Democrats agree on closing loopholes, but are battling over whether the reforms should bring in more revenue or break even.
Mitt Romney and President Obama are trading tough words over the handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, injecting foreign policy into a presidential campaign that has focused on a sour economy.
"He was a great man," says Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) discussing the life of slain U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain also weighs in on current U.S. policies in the Middle East, calling them "very weak," saying the country needs "more robust American leadership."
Our Investigations Inc. fact check delves into the candidates' statements on energy.
Having both declined public money, President Obama and Mitt Romney are committing to ambitious fund-raising schedules that are eating into valuable campaign time, The New York Times reports.
More than one third of Europeans hold a negative opinion of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to an annual survey by Transatlantic Trends released on Wednesday.
Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.
By selecting budget hawk Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney aligned himself with an unpopular group of GOP lawmakers whose record he cannot help but occasionally criticize.
What good is it to raise the debt ceiling if you don't address why you have debt, Senator Lindsey Graham asked on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.
Republicans need a net gain of four seats to win the Senate, but what was once a good bet that they would do so is now a coin toss with Election Day less than two months away.
U.S. small business sentiment rose in August to 92.9, following three previous months of declines. A look behind the numbers.
Clint Eastwood aside, businessmen who became presidents weren't too hot, says guest blogger Jeff B. Cohen. And besides, didn't Romney get a law degree?
With a mere 58 days to go, the political calendar is destiny, and a handful of key dates and events could profoundly impact the outcome of a rough and tumble and remarkably close race, The Fiscal Times reports.
For the first time, elected officials won't be allowed to speak at a 9-11 commemoration at Ground Zero, an occasion that had allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight.
It's a real shaka. President Obama confronts the birther issue during a campaign stop at a Florida restaurant.
Mitt Romney had his best fundraising month ever in August, but President Obama and Democrats raised even more money than their rivals for the first time in four months.
Mitt Romney has pledged to cut individual income tax rates for everyone, but he has provided few specifics, confounding analysts and leaving himself open to attack from Democrats.
Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, highlight the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney's economic plans.
President Obama and other Democrats tossed around facts about everything from deficits to the auto industry at the party's convention. The CNBC Investigations Inc. fact-checking team dug into the numbers. Here's what they found.