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  • DENVER-- It's not all hippies backing November's marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

  • Ron Paul

    Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party’s presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe.

  • What to Watch for Tonight

    CNBC's John Harwood offers a preview of tonight's presidential debate. Meanwhile Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), shares his views on which candidate is right about tax policies.

  • Trump Debate Advice: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt

    Donald Trump's advice to Mitt Romney for Wednesday's debate against President Barack Obama: No more Mr. Nice Guy.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Eden Park September 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Obama said Monday he liked to 'walk the walk, not just talk the talk' on combating China trade abuses, in a sharp jab at his Republican foe Mitt Romney.

    President Obama appears to be faring well despite obvious economic problems that persist on his watch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Facebook

    More than 61 million Facebook users unknowingly participated in the study, which sought to measure the ability of online social networks to catalyze actions in the real world, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

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    The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, suggesting growth will stay weak in the second half of the year, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • 2016 Obama's America

    August may be the laziest month for Hollywood blockbusters, but it has become open season for little-films-that-can. And this year is no exception, with the political documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” pulling in more than $9 million to become the top grossing non-nature documentary of the year.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    The Fiscal Times spoke with delegates from six of the major swing states who represent a mix of views about Romney, but this group is unified by one belief: President Obama has been a disaster and needs to be replaced.

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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.

  • Gold

    The gold standard has returned to mainstream U.S. politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke maintains such a high profile on Capitol Hill, he might be more popular than pop star Justin Bieber, Booth School of Business professor Randy Kroszner told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    A year after the S&P downgrade, the debt is still growing, the economy may be even shakier than last year, and Congress faces another wave of policy paralysis.

  • American healthcare reform

    If health care reform is not thrown out entirely, House GOP leaders plan to force an immediate vote to repeal President Obama's signature law, The New York Times reports.

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton has been going off-message lately. In a way, he's like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – a senior statesman who says what he thinks, perhaps without thinking through the implications for his 'team,' and gets in trouble.  In fact, an entire literature has sprung up around why Mr. Clinton appears, at times, to be acting as a double agent for Mr. Romney,  the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Rep. Ron Paul gives a copy of his book back to a supporter after he signed it.

    Ron Paul won 12 of 13 delegates in Minnesota's state GOP convention. If Mitt Romney has the nomination all but tied up and Paul has effectively ended his campaign, why continue the fight?

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday vowed that the House will not wait until after November elections to find a way to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" – and that House Republicans will, again, refuse to raise the national debt limit, unless Congress offsets the hike with spending cuts the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Ron Paul says he is done spending money on his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.