Elections Republicans

  • 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.

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    Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) shakes the hand of former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk, on 30, 2012.

    Mitt Romney says in Warsaw that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, a jab at President Obama's policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.

  • Ballot Box

    A Gallup poll shows that taxing wealthy Americans doesn't even rank among the top 10 issues for American voters in November.

  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    With just 100 days left until the U.S. presidential election, investors are beginning to make bigger bets on which candidate will carry the day.

  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech outside the Old City on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Mitt Romney told Jewish donors in Jerusalem on Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed Israel to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

  • Republican Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum December 7, 2011 at Ronald Reagan Building and International Center in Washington, DC.

    On a trip to Israel, Mitt Romney is trying to win over a tiny sliver of a small — but powerful — section of the American electorate. President Barack Obama is doing the same at home.

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    Mitt Romney causes a stir in Britain by questioning whether the country is prepared to host the Olympics without a hitch and scheduling a fundraiser with the former head of a troubled bank.

  • Gun Control

    Guns have shifted to the forefront of the campaign as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engage in their most extensive discussions on the issue since the Colorado tragedy.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Obama continues to suffer the effects of economic pessimism in the race for the White House, but maintains a lead amid voters' personal misgivings about challenger Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Voters give Mitt Romney an edge over President Obama on ideas for lifting the struggling economy. But if you look at economic conditions in  battleground states, that edge may not be as important as it seems.

  • After three months of relentless attention on the economy, Mitt Romney will shift the focus of his campaign this week to foreign policy with a major speech and an overseas trip to three countries, the Financial Times reports.