Elections Republicans


  • Presidential race is very ‘entertaining program’: Actor

    The U.S. presidential race is a laugh a minute says actor and director Kevin Spacey, while adding that he expects society will choose the right candidate.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 20- Illinois' two top Republican legislators said on Wednesday they will introduce legislation soon to let the state take over the cash-strapped Chicago public school system, permit the district to file for municipal bankruptcy and eventually allow for city-wide school board elections. But it is strongly opposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...

  • Trump's real risk for the GOP Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:12 AM ET
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on stage during his event at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on January 7, 2016 in Burlington, Vermont.

    Trump's chances of becoming the nominee are getting higher. Here's the real danger for the Republican party, according to these GOP strategists.

  • Wall Street CEO: I'd pick Trump over Cruz Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 8:43 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    If the GOP presidential race came down to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman says he would go with Trump.

  • Trump vs. corporations Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 11:53 AM ET
    Trump vs. corporations

    CNBC's John Harwood explains why presidential candidate Donald Trump is criticizing major firms Apple, Ford and Macy's.

  • Jeb Bush's blueprint for 21st century education Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:35 AM ET
    Jeb Bush's blueprint for 21st century education

    Jeb Bush, (R) presidential candidate, discusses his plan to reform education in America and weighs in on his run for the White House.

  • Jeb Bush: US-Iran relationship 'flawed' Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:33 AM ET
    Jeb Bush: US-Iran relationship 'flawed'

    Jeb Bush, (R) presidential candidate, shares his thoughts on President Obama's deal with Iran and the prisoner swap.

  • Race to the White House heats up Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 5:24 AM ET
    Race to the White House heats up

    NBC's Tracie Potts reports on the presidential candidates as they crisscross key states just days before the Iowa caucuses.

  • Trump? Carson? Here's who should drop out Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 10:20 AM ET
    Donald Trump speaks during the Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016.

    Trump? Carson? Rubio? Cruz? GOP strategist Sara Fagen makes no bones about who's good for the party — and who should drop out.

  • Sparks fly at GOP debate Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 5:31 AM ET
    Sparks fly at GOP debate

    CNBC's John Harwood provide highlights from Thursday night's republican debate.

  • GOP debate: Which candidate underperformed? Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 4:50 AM ET
    GOP debate: Which candidate underperformed?

    John Raines, U.S. political analyst at IHS Country Risk explains why Republican Ben Carson was the least impressive candidate at the latest GOP debate.

  • Trump, Cruz clash in tense Republican debate Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 1:54 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Front-runner Donald Trump and top challenger Ted Cruz clashed on Thursday over the Texas senator's eligibility to run for the White House.

  • Trump holds GOP lead ahead of debate: NBC/WSJ poll Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:31 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (left) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

    Donald Trump would trail Texas Sen. Ted Cruz if the field were narrowed to just the two men.

  • Obama: 'We may surprise cynics again' Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

    In his final State of the Union address, Barack Obama looked well beyond his own presidency.

  • Why Cruz, Rubio can't lock in Latino vote Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio may be Hispanic, but it's becoming clear that they are not winning over Latinos. Here's why, says Mark Macias.

  • Ready for Iowa? GOP race could take a turn Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:19 PM ET
    Donald Trump and Jeb Bush speaking during the Republican Presidential Debate, hosted by CNN, at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    At this point in 2012 Newt Gingrich was the GOP front runner. Recent history shows how much can change between now and voting day, says Sara Fagen.

  • Donald Trump's gift to America Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:01 AM ET
    Audience member Robin Roy (C) reacts as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets her at a campaign rally in Lowell, Massachusetts January 4, 2016.

    In a complicated world, Trump is offering this simple message to voters, and they're eating it up, say GOP strategists Abramson and Ballabon.

  • Obama's last State of the Union Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 7:34 AM ET
    Obama's last State of the Union

    Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Don Baer, Burson Marsteller, weigh in on President Obama's message to the nation as the race for the White House heats up.

  • Bridging the political divide Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 6:52 AM ET
    Bridging the political divide

    Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, and Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor, weigh in on the divisive race for the White House on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address.

  • We need to 'fix our politics': Obama Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 4:30 AM ET
    We need to 'fix our politics': Obama

    POLITICO’s chief economic correspondent, Ben White explains why President Obama wanted to stress to nations overseas that some Republican comments didn’t represent traditional U.S. values.