White House Government Agencies

  • US Agriculture Secretary on Food Safety

    Concerns about mad cow disease and "pink slime" are raising recent questions about food safety. Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offers insight.

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner told CNBC he would like to see a top tax rate of 25 percent and warned that the United States had no alternative but to reduce its $16 trillion debt.

  • Senator Richard Lugar

    With Mitt Romney expected to coast to victory in three GOP presidential primaries, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar's re-election fight is the highest-profile contest in four states.

  • Cramer: Learn to Love Government Bailouts

    Mad Money's Cramer discusses how the government plans to unwind its TARP assets, and whether there is value in shares of AIG.

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    Someone is looking for a big move in Cigna. The health insurer’s last earnings report missed estimates, but the company did raise full-year guidance. An even bigger catalyst is expected in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of national health care.

  • Time to Abolish the TSA?

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA) and Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), discuss whether it is time to shut down the Transportation Security Administration.

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    A major new rule that has drawn the ire of Wall Street is on track for completion sooner than some bankers had expected, dashing the hopes of financial industry lobbyists, who have pressed for a delay. The NYT reports.

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    More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.

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    The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal health. The New York Times reports.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

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    While the commercialization of nuclear fusion takes baby steps into its fourth decade, the next-generation of fission plants could be supplying power within a few years.

  • Marijuana plant

    Several states with dispensaries have seen an increase in both arrests and the confiscation of  marijuana plants. However, a look at DEA records shows what appears to be an uneven enforcement policy among pot-friendly states over the past several years.

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    So what argument should advocates employ? That the government has no business interfering in private activities except to prevent harm to others

  • Marijuana

    There’s growing federal momentum to undercut medical marijuana laws in states including Montana and California.  Those laws are suffering more pushback under President Obama than President Bush. What now for medical marijuana patients?

  • Marijuana

    Not only was Oregon the first state to decriminalize pot in 1973, years before its glamorous neighbor to the south, but its medical marijuana program has operated with few glitches since it began in 1998. Now, it's an issue in a top statewide election race.

  • Whistleblower Controversy

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS Whistleblower program is running up against a brick wall.

  • Is the U.S. an Entitlement Nation?

    Debating whether the U.S. is turning into a country of "people sitting on a couch, waiting for their next government check", with Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and Willie Brown, former San Francisco mayor.

  • Alzheimer Early Detection & the FDA

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a major development in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and discussing how the FDA approved brain scan from Eli Lilly works, with Robert Petersen, M.D., Mayo Clinic.

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    Money for the primary training program for dislocated workers is 18 percent lower than it was in 2006, even though there are six million more people looking for work now. The New York Times reports.

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    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.