Politics Barack Obama

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Dueling sentiments are tugging at President Obama as he is set to address the nation on CNBC Monday.  One is that he’s been “too nice to Wall Street,” according to a CNBC poll; the other is that he’s anti-business, a consensus discussed on CNBC Monday.

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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.

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    For Monday's town hall with President Barack Obama, CNBC's John Harwood and I will be the only reporters in attendance. Let me clarify that just a little.

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    In the debate over the effect of the expiring Bush tax cuts on small business, it’s already possible to do the math. And the Obama administration is pointing to the tax savings that all small-business owners would reap from its own plan to extend the cuts at all but the highest income levels — if, that is, the alternative is letting the cuts expire altogether.

  • Plus, Cramer answers viewer questions about cloud computing, Harleys and Home Depot.

  • Keep your eye on these other key data points and earnings reports as well.

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    Free-market capitalism is on the comeback trail. That’s one of the key tea-party messages. And make no mistake about it: The free-market power of the tea-party political revolt is totally bullish for stocks and the economy. In short, this is a revolution.

  • Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.

  • Taxes and jobs are some of the key issues that CNBC guests want to hear President Obama talk about at Monday's town hall meeting.

  • Stocks edged higher before the close Friday, putting the market on pace to continue a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Dupont and Caterpillar rose, JP Morgan and HP fell.

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    President Obama lacks the popularity and credibility now to give Americans confidence about the economy, Washington Post reporter Neil Irwin told CNBC Friday.

  • There are three things the famed strategist doesn't like about this market right now.

  • Housing stocks under pressure on new worries over inventories and prices. Homebuilding stocks declined yesterday on a report from CoreLogic that more delinquent mortgages were heading for foreclosure and that home prices would likely fall as more of these homes were put on the market.

  • Stocks are slightly higher after a burst at the open following news that a measure of consumer sentiment unexpectedly hit the lowest level in more than a year.  Dupont and Disney rose, HP fell.

  • According to CQ, Jacob J. Lew, President Obama’s nominee as new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said that, "The current Democratic strategy of spending to create jobs and boost the economic recovery is the correct course of action now."

  • In a scathing criticism of the Obama administration, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus told CNBC Friday that Treasury Secretary Geithner should have a reality-TV show about small business, because it would illustrate how out of touch the Obama administration is with the private sector.

  • Today is a quadruple witching expiration (quarterly expiration of stock and index options, and stock and index futures). Volume has been abnormally low.