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  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    The two strongest Republican candidates to emerge from the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, both are open to bombing Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    What kind of surprises are in store for 2012? If Byron Wien is correct, Italy and Greece will voluntarily default and the S&P 500 will top 1400. Plus, who will win the presidential election and more predictions for 2012.

  • One-on-One with Ron Paul

    GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul discusses his ideas on what defines a conservative, third party candidates, the U.S. economy, and spending in Washington.

  • Obama Takes on Republican Senate

    President Obama is starting the new year by throwing down the gauntlet to Senate Republicans, by naming former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to the nation's first "consumer watchdog" post, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Michelle Bachmann

    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the presidential race Wednesday, leaving her supporters up for grabs to other GOP contenders.

  • Michelle Bachmann

    Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann  announced  her decision to drop out of the presidential race Wednesday, leaving her supporters up for grabs to other GOP contenders.

  • Ballot Box

    President Obama can be defeated, Sen. Charles Grassley, R.-Iowa, told CNBC Wednesday, the day after Mitt Romney eeked out a win in the Iowa caucuses. "He inherited a bad economy but every measure of the economy since he’s been president has gotten worse in the three years," he said.

  • Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich may not have finished in the top ranks in Iowa, but he thinks upcoming primaries are still up for grabs and his Reagan-like leanings still make him a contender.

  • GOP Candidates Plans for the Economy

    Insight on the candidates that are most likely to become elected based on their economic plans, with Lawrence Lindsey, former National Economic Council director,/The Lindsey Group president/CEO. Who says, according to history, if Mitt Romney was nominated, he would lose narrowly but Republicans would hold the House and take the Senate.

  • Wilbur Ross: Romney Will Win New Hampshire

    GOP candidate Mitt Romney has picked up momentum, says Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company, who thinks Romney will win New Hampshire, with an overwhelming victory.

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    The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.

  • Iowa Senator: Obama Can Lose

    President Obama inherited a bad economy, but economy has gotten worse since he has been President, says Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who says a clear division between the two parties in the 2012 election, Obama can be beaten.

  • Alan Greenspan

    The United States faces a "true revolution" in the choices it will have to make to secure its fiscal future now that the welfare state has run up against a "brick wall of economic reality", former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Wednesday.

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    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.

  • Takeaways from Iowa

    Discussing the lessons learned from Iowa for Republicans and Democrats, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline.

  • CNBC's John Harwood has the update on the Iowa caucuses.

  • GOP Primary Concerns

    J.C Watts, Watts Partners, discusses Newt Gingrich's showing in Iowa, and a look at the GOP strategy, as the candidates finish up in Iowa and head to New Hampshire, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman.

  • Who's the Real Front-Runner in Iowa?

    Discussing the likely outcome of the Iowa caucus and a look ahead to New Hampshire's GOP primary and Mitt Romney's big lead there, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Bob Lutz, fmr. General Motors vice chairman; and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher. Also, an update from Iowa, with Robert Costa, Nation Review.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    While Mitt Romney appears to have the highest likelihood of paying off as a top two finisher in the Iowa caucuses, his market value has started to decline, according to trading data in the University of Iowa's Electronic Political Futures Markets.

  • State hearing room

    Leaders of Indiana's state legislature say their No. 1 priority when session opens Wednesday will be to push through a  a right-to-work law, aimed at curbing private sector unions, the New York Times reports.