Elections Republicans

  • 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.

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    It turns out, Mitt Romney may not have been the only American political figure to have a Swiss bank account. The difference is — he paid his taxes but some of the others may not have.

  • Ruger.22 caliber semiautomatic, designed to look like a 'Tommy Gun', a Hi-Point .40 caliber semiautomatic carbine, a Hi-Point 9mm semiautomatic handgun, and two Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic handguns.

    Once, every highly publicized outbreak of gun violence produced strong calls for tougher controls on firearms. Now those pleas from elected officials are muted.

  • US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event at Harborside Event Center July 20, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida.

    The deadly rampage  in Colorado consumed the presidential campaigns,  sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose.

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    A new report shows that the One Percenters lost more income and paid higher tax rates than the rest of the population.

  • Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill for a 'Hold the Line' rally on June 27 in Washington, DC. With the debt limit impasse reaching a critical juncture, activists from all sides of the debate are reaching out to members of the U.S. Congress and pressuring them to make a decision.

    In a shift from last summer's debt-ceiling standoff, tea party conservatives now aim to be seen as avoiding a government shutdown, even if it means accepting a higher level of FY 2013 spending, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Austin, Texas

    CNBC's annual rankings of America’s Top States for Business generate plenty of conversation every year, but this note concerning Texas’s third year at the top definitely caught our eye.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Heavy attack ads are being aired in only parts of the country.

  • Political Ads Flood Battlegrounds

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the latest batch of attack ads hitting both presidential candidates.