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  • Democrats Threaten Payroll Tax Cut Consensus

    Some Democrats in Congress are seeking to include an extension of the $120 billion payroll tax cut in negotiations over the looming “fiscal cliff,” shaking what had appeared to be a bipartisan consensus to allow the measure to expire as planned at the end of the year.

  • Political Poll: Obama, Romney Tied

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest results from an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, which shows there is no clear leader in the race for the White House.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

    Two weeks before Election Day, a late surge in support for Mitt Romney has put him in a dead heat with President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Pension Envy: Who Has More—Obama or Romney?

    Two weeks before Election Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Will Final Obama-Romney Debate Be a Game Changer?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their final debate on Monday. One analyst says this showdown on foreign policy has the best chance of the three contests for a big "gotcha" moment.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Two Swing States

    CNBC's John Harwood reports both presidential candidates showed their humorous side at last night's big event in New York, just a few weeks before Election day.

  • Candidates Meet at Al Smith Dinner

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both attend the Al Smith Dinner in New York on Thursday night.

  • Amid Brutal Campaign, a Respite. With Jokes.

    In a cease-fire of sorts, President Obama and Mitt Romney finally found something they could agree on during: Jokes about Vice President Joe Biden get big laughs.

  • Swing State Showdown: It's About Jobs!

    Gov. John Kasich, (R-OH); Gov. Tom Corbett, (R-PA); and former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-MS), discuss the key issues facing their states, including swing voters; energy and jobs creation; and avoiding the fiscal cliff.

  • Barbour: Time for Congress to Compromise

    Former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-MS), discusses the fiscal problems facing the nation, and why the Simpson-Bowles plan is a reasonable starting point.

  • Romney's 'Likeability' Factor

    Former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-MS), discusses whether Mitt Romney can keep momentum going after the past two presidential debates, and what's at stake in the battleground states.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls

    Despite his improved national standing, Romney trails Obama by at least six points  in two key swing states, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls.

  • Solving the Fiscal Cliff Is Just ‘Math’: Pawlenty

    Getting a deal done to resolve the "fiscal cliff" is a matter of “eighth-grade math,” former Minnesota Gov. Timothy Pawlenty told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Rising College Costs Pose Test for Obama on Education Policies

    Critics say President Obama’s policies on expanding aid to college students are too costly, often assist the wrong people and could have the paradoxical effect of driving up tuition prices.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    Romney has said his focus on small business is what distinguishes himself from the last Republican president, George W. Bush. But their approaches to entrepreneurs seem pretty similar, according to the New York Times.

  • Congress: Rise Above Cliff and Make a Deal!

    A letter is headed to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to rise above bipartisan bickering and get a deal done before the nation heads over the fiscal cliff. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the Financial Services Forum's document.

  • Romney vs. Obama: Round 2, Any Knockout Punch?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on how both candidates performed in last night's presidential debate, and whether either one gained political ground, with former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH).

  • Oil derricks in North Dakota pump oil from the Bakken Formation.

    The incredible prosperity in North Dakota has happened during the Obama administration. However, the fear is that things might change in the next four years, especially when it comes to fracking.

  • First Question Kicking Off Heated Debate

    Jeremy Epstein, Adelphi University student, talks about his question to the candidates on jobs in last night's debates.

  • Obama, Romney Spar Over Auto Bailout

    Steven Rattner, current chairman of Willett Advisors, discusses the government's bailout of the auto industry and whether it saved jobs. Rattner also weighs in on management changes at Citigroup.