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    It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher.

  • Obama's Broken Promises

    RNC Executive Producer Phil Alongi, discusses the impact the approaching tropical storm Isaac could have on next week's Republican convention; and Jim Gilmore, former Virginia Governor (R), shares his opinions on Obama's run in office, and his opinions on the upcoming election.

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    The U.S. could avoid a lot of its problems with a return to the gold standard, Rep. Ron Paul told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs at a campaign event at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Voters say they'll be influenced by how the candidates address the needs of small business during the Republican and Democratic conventions. What will you be listening for?

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    Mitt Romney says that most big businesses in the U.S. are "doing fine" in part because of savings they get by keeping money in "low tax havens around the world."

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens as his running mate, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Challenges that small businesses face hiring more workers are among the top issues in this presidential election. Is Paul Ryan good for small business?

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    Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information, The Associated Press reports.

  • Gold Bars

    The Republican Party’s idea to return to the gold standard is ludicrous and nonsensical and is simply a plan put forward by the political opposition to score points, according to analysts.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs at a campaign event at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    By proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands, Mitt Romney is making a bid for anti-Washington voters in key Western states while dangling the promise of a big reward to major campaign supporters from the energy industry.

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (L) and conention Chief Executive Officer William Harris (R) unveil the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention on August 20, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Mitt Romney wanted to preside over a made-for-TV gathering showcasing his economic credentials and GOP unity. Instead, he's heading to Tampa with the national debate focused on rape and abortion — and there's even a hurricane threat.

  • Satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Isaac (L) reached tropical storm status and is approaching the Lesser Antilles islands as it moves westward on August 22, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Forecasters cast a wary eye on Tropical Storm Isaac, which was moving west in the Atlantic Ocean and poses a potential threat to Florida during next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa.

  • US President Barack Obama answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, August 20, 2012.

    The president distanced himself from an ad that appears to link Mitt Romney’s former firm, Bain Capital, with the cancer death of a steelworker’s wife. However, the same steelworker — and the same dubious connection — are featured on the Obama campaign’s official web site.

  • 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.

    Paul Ryan says he regrets signing letters in 2009 requesting stimulus funds for projects in his congressional district because “it’s clear the Obama stimulus did nothing to stimulate the economy.” That is not exactly true, according to an Investigations Inc. analysis of the projects Ryan championed.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters during campaign event at the Family Table Restaurant in Le Mars, Iowa on December 31st.

    Mitt Romney’s campaign is doubling down on its claim that President Obama “gutted” the work requirement under the 1996 welfare reform law. A new ad released Monday is more specific about the claim than in the past.

  • Medicare Costs

    Mitt Romney’s plan to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has puzzled some experts, who say it might cost recipients hundreds of dollars a year.

  • Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference on the new Health and Human Services Department abortion rule on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

    Mitt Romney urged GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin to end his bid Tuesday, hours after the Missouri congressman vowed to fight on despite an uproar over his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney remains close behind President Obama in the race for the White House, but with growing challenges and limited time as he heads toward next week’s nominating convention, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Aetna Headquaters in Hartford, CT.

    Who is going to win the presidential election?  You might ask Mark T. Bertolini, who just bet $5.7 billion on President Obama. Bertolini is chief executive of Aetna, which just agreed to acquire Coventry Health Care, a huge provider of Medicare and Medicaid programs.The New York Times reports.

  • Strip Club

    Tampa and strip clubs are often mentioned together, like New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Or San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or St. Louis and the Arch.

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    Reigniting the U.S. and the world economy requires a change in U.S. leadership, Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins owner and The Related Companies chair & CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.