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  • Alan Simpson Presses for Larger 'Grand Bargain' Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    The bipartisan leaders of a presidential deficit reduction commission, dismayed by the failure of the White House and Congress to reach a deal saving $4-trillion over 10 years, upped the ante by pressing for an even larger "grand bargain."

  • Obama Warns Sequester Will Cause Job Losses Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is calling on Republicans to back a Democrat plan that would offset the sequester, warning that otherwise "people will lose their jobs."

  • Will Sequester Be Avoided?     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on whether President Obama made his case to avoid automatic spending cuts; and outlines the new Simpson/ Bowles plan to fix the deficit.

  • Pres. Obama Addresses Avoiding Sequester     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    President Obama delivers remarks urging Congress into action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to kick in by next Friday.

  • 'Go Big or Go Home' on Spending Cuts: Simpson Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Alan Simpson (l.) and Erskine Bowles

    Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposed a new tax plan in hopes of finding a middle ground between Democrats and Republicans on deficit reduction.

  • President Barack Obama will make a fresh push to force Republicans to make concessions that will head off budget cuts that appear to kick in starting on March 1.

  • White House Immigration Bill Offers Path to Residency Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

  • House Moves to Extend Pay Freeze for Fed Workers Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers.

  • Protesters Dislike Zuckerberg Fundraiser for Christie Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Protesters chant outside Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley home, where he hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie.

    About 40 protesters showed up at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home where he was hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi.

  • Is the Dollar Dying? Why US Currency Is in Danger Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    The U.S dollar is shrinking as a percentage of the world's currency supply, raising concerns that it is about to see its run as the world's premier denomination come to an end.

  • John Kerry's Good Heinz Day     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    New Secretary of State John Kerry owns about $3 million worth of Heinz stock, and stands to profit heavily from the company's acquisition by Berkshire-Hathaway and 3G.

  • Obama delivers his 2013 State of the Union Address.

    President Obama laid out his plan to grow economy in Tuesday's State of the Union address. But at what cost? The National Taxpayers Union Foundation went through the speech in a line by line cost analysis.

  • Treasury Nominee Lew Denies Conflict of Interest Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    The top Republican lawmaker vetting Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary zeroed on his work at Citigroup as a possible conflict of interest.

  • The Cayman Island Entry on Jack Lew's Resume Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Jacob Lew

    When the Treasury secretary nominee was chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit, the bank had over a hundred subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands.

  • What Obama Can Do About Climate Change Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Obama gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change in his State of the Union speech: Craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions or the White House will go it alone.

  • State of the Union Reaction: Gun Sales Still Strong Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    The morning day President Barack Obama's emotional plea in his State of the Union message for a "vote" on new gun control measures, it is business as usual at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Va.

  • Mark Zuckerberg 'Likes' Governor Chris Christie Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie and Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg's support shows the bipartisan appeal of Christie, and will help the governor raise money ahead of his gubernatorial run later this year, and possible presidential run in four years.

  • Detroit. Michigan

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, delivers speech on Wednesday to avoid losing much of his authority to a state takeover of the city's financial affairs.

  • Obama to Republicans: Can We Just Move On? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:17 AM ET
    President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.

    President Barack Obama tried to push past the fiscal battles that plagued his first term, as he laid out an agenda he hopes will shape his legacy.

  • Rubio Response Presents Friendlier GOP Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sought to put a softer face on Republicans' small-government agenda, accusing President Barack Obama of spreading blame for his own administration's shortcomings.

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