Elections Democrats

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    President Barack Obama's financial overhaul law is nearly a year old. For congressional Republicans, the fight to weaken it is just starting.

  • President Ronald Reagan watches as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks November 16, 1988 in Washington, DC.

    As Fourth of July celebrations get under way across the United States, London will hold its own tribute to America's 40th President, Ronald Reagan, with the unveiling of a bronze statue outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square.

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    The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.

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    By the time you read this column today, a fascinating shift will almost certainly have occurred in the nature of US finance: for the first time the government will be the biggest source of outstanding home mortgage and consumer credit loans in the US, eclipsing private sector banks or investors.

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    The U.S. tax code is "absolutely broken" and the only way to fix it is to spread the burden to lower- and middle-income earners, Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, told CNBC Thursday.

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    The U.S. debt is at record levels as  economists and politicians warn about the dangers it poses for the country. So what is the debt and how does it effect you? Here are some basics.

  • Here's a question: Why is repealing the Bush tax cuts such a constant obsession for the Democratic Party? Especially the top rates for the most successful earners and small business entrepreneurs?

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    Both sides need to partake in educating the voters as to the choices and why the current spending is unsustainable. The more light that is shone on the negotiations; the more likely there will be a smooth process.

  • Rising Senate star Marco Rubio of Florida put out a strong growth message in our interview last night.

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is not expected to significantly shift the Aug. 2 date when the government will have exhausted all of its emergency measures to stave off default, a source familiar with the administration's efforts said Monday.

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    The White House said Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans on cutting government spending and raising the nation's debt limit is still possible, even as the administration hardened its stance on the need for increased tax revenue to be part of any agreement.

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    Trips to our nation's capital inevitably leave me feeling cynical.

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    I think there is an equal and even more widespread threat to democracy from another corner. It is a feature of management practices in today’s businesses.

  • The Politics of Debt

    The debt crisis should be a central focus of the 2012 Presidential campaign, says former NY Gov. George Pataki, (R), who says debt will lead to a national decline and lower living standards.

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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s statement on expectations for the US economy on Wednesday was “quietly risk negative,” Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

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    A federal judge in Dallas has ordered the Democratic and Republican parties and their congressional campaign committees to return some $1.75 million in contributions they received from accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and his companies.

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    We have all heard the phrase Americans "voting with their wallets."

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    Monetary policy has been "the great enabler" that central banks used to keep interest rates at "absurdly low levels for years now" and this has encouraged politicians to believe that sovereign debt is "a lot cheaper than it really is," David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

  • The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.