Elections Republicans

  • Paul Ryan (L), David Koch (R)

    Paul Ryan has close ties to conservatives who have channeled tea party anger into a $400 million political machine, financed by donors who rival and occasionally challenge Mitt Romney, The New York Times reports.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute on August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Small business reaction to Paul Ryan is rolling in. See what business leaders have to say about Mitt Romney's pick.

  • House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the  House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.

  • Sheldon Adelson

    When casino mogul Sheldon Adelson needed something done in China, he often turned to his company’s “chief Beijing representative,” a mysterious businessman named Yang Saixin, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama (L), Paul Ryan (R)

    When President Obama was elected, aides say, he saw Rep. Paul Ryan as someone he could possibly work with to reverse the federal debt.  He soon would change his view.

  • Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman who is now Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice, has made many appearances on CNBC in his role as chairman of the House Budget Committee and the author of a controversial budget plan that projects spending cuts of $5.3 trillion over ten years.   Here's a collection of video clips going back to June, 2011.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens to Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), talk to the crowd at the Absolute Style furniture factory on August 12, 2012 in High Point, North Carolina.

    The addition of Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket offers a clear distinction between competing visions for the country, political and market observers said Monday.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

    Paul Ryan's blueprint for Medicare could prove as polarizing in the campaign as President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been. Even Mitt Romney may not want to go there.

  • Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan speaks after US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally at the Nauticus Museum after touring the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, August 11, 2012.

    The selection of Representative Paul  Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate provides President Obama with something he has been eagerly looking for — a bigger target. The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) jokes with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) after announcing him as the 'next PRESIDENT of the United States' during an event announcing him as his vice presidential running mate.

    Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Saturday that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would be his vice presidential running mate. Here are some official reactions to the news.

  • Mitt Romney

    While some of my conservative colleagues are criticizing the Romney campaign for one thing or another, I want to make a distinct point that is largely being overlooked: Mitt Romney is the most fiscally conservative Republican standard-bearer since Ronald Reagan.

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    74% of registered voters say the selection of a running mate will matter. While this is fascinating for political pundits, it also should garner the attention of the markets for the selection will send a clear message on what policy will be under a Romney presidency.

  • President Barack Obama is reflected on a glass table as he appears on television screens at an electronics shop in 2008 during a segment of a 30-minute prime-time infomercial.

    If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    President Obama touts job growth figures in July's unemployment report but says "too many folks out there" are looking for work. Mitt Romney calls it "another hammer blow."

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    After a final day of partisan battles that prevented action on a massive relief package for drought-striken farmers and on protecting the nation from cyberattacks, Congress has left for five weeks of vacation, facing a fall fraught with decisions on the political and economic future of the country.

  • Robert Wolf

    President Obama's banker friend Robert Wolf told CNBC there are many bright spots in the economy, and that for every Obama foe like Donald Trump, there's an Obama supporter like Warren Buffett.

  • Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Ted Cruz speaks to the CPAC meeting, held by the American Conservative Union in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.

    The victory of Ted Cruz in Texas shows the Tea Party is very much alive in the drive for GOP  control of the Senate, portending a potential shake-up in the mind-set of the chamber, The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney

    A tax system overhaul along the lines that Mitt Romney has proposed would give big tax cuts to high-income households and increase the tax burden on middle- and lower-income households, according to an analysis from economists at the Tax Policy Center, The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney walks back to greet journalist while boarding a campaign plane

    Mitt Romney says the media was partly to blame for his controversial week-long foreign tour that ended with the GOP candidate receiving a warm reception in Poland after a series of gaffes and missteps.

  • Gore Vidal attends the LACMA inaugural Art Film Gala at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

    Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86. The New York Times reports.