Elections Republicans


  • Ben Bernanke

    The Fed’s forecast that rates could stay low for another three years provides juice for risk assets like stocks, but signals more worries for the economy.

  • President Obama's State of the Union Speech

    In his State of the Union address last night President Obama reminded the nation that education equals employment...Given the global economic challenges we confront it is essential we provide every American with the opportunity for a quality education. But that is not possible if our educational infrastructure is in disrepair.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    So far, the presidential election has not impacted stocks, but that could change if Mitt Romney fades as the likely Republican nominee.

  • Mitt Romney

    So far, the presidential election has not impacted stocks, but that could change if Mitt Romney fades as the likely Republican nominee.

  • Inside Mitt Romney's Tax Returns

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details behind the more than $20 million Mitt Romney made in 2012 and 2011 and what it means for his campaign.

  • Obama's Focus for State of the Union Address

    The President's speech will be an optimistic tone with a strong focus on the economy, says Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the President for intergovernmental affairs.

  • Oversight Committee Members on Housing, Post Office & Consumer Protection

    Discussing the U.S. Post Office's insolvency and refusal to reorganize, banks admitting to unethical conduct in predatory lending practices which may hold them accountable for the wave of foreclosures, and the appointment of the new consumer watchdog, with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT); Rep. John Tierny (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

  • McConnell's State of the Union Preview

    Sen Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, (R-KY) discusses what he hopes to hear from President Obama in his State of the Union address, and whether he expects divisiveness to continue in Congress.

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    Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.

  • Warren Buffett walks with Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Virginia) before the two men met over breakfast in Omaha on January 23, 2012 to discuss reducing the national debt.

    Warren Buffett ups the ante with an offer during a Bloomberg interview to donate millions of dollars to help reduce the nation's deficit .. 15 percent of his annual income .. if at least 50 Capitol Hill lawmakers do the same.

  • Mitt Romney

    Less than 48 hours after Newt Gingrich  won the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney launched a coordinated campaign attack against his newly strengthened rival. 

  • A sand sculpture picturing Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) Mitt Romney and Newt Gingritch is set in front of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center ahead of a Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on January 16, 2012

    Mitt Romney and a resurgent Newt Gingrich buckled in in Florida for a combative and unpredictable new phase of the presidential nominating campaign,  The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney

    Stung by a South Carolina setback that capped a bad week, Mitt Romney said he would release his tax returns Tuesday in hopes of ending a campaign distraction.

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    Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary, dealing a sharp blow to Mitt Romney. Gingrich said his victory was a blow to "elites" and took swipes at President Obama.

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    Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.

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    From country restaurants to suburban shopping malls, voters facing 4 options in the Republican primary seemed to shrug and say, “I haven’t decided.” The New York Times reports.

  • Final South Carolina Countdown

    Discussing whether this is Mitt Romney's race to lose, with Steve Schmidt, Edelmen vice president; Ari Melber, The Nation; and Ed Rogers, former Bush duputy assistant.

  • Mitt Romney

    Let me build on Charles Krauthammer’s great Friday column, “The GOP’s Suicide March.” Krauthammer argues that just as President Obama’s class-warfare, soak-the-rich mantra started lagging in the polls, some Republicans on the campaign trail started making the case that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital was involved in nothing more than vulture capitalism, looting companies, and destroying jobs. Keeping class envy alive.

  • People hold up photographs of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at a grassroots rally at Winthrop University on January 18, 2012 in Rock Hill, South Carolina

    Campaigning in the final hours before the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney demanded that Newt Gingrich release documents from a decades-old ethics investigation, The New York Times reports.

  • South Carolina Primary Update

    CNBC's John Harwood has the state of play on the campaign trail, hours before the voting begins in South Carolina's primary. Also, reaction from the audience when President Obama burst into song at the Apollo Theater in New York City last night.