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  • Romney Optimistic About Republican Win in 2016 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney tells Larry Kudlow that Republicans have a strong chance in the 2016 presidential election in the midst of Obama administration scandals and a lack of leadership in Washington.

  • IRS Officials Face Grilling Over Lavish Spending Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.

    IRS officials can expect a grilling when they face lawmakers over the latest controversy to rock the agency: lavish spending at employee conferences.

  • Obama Impact on China Hacking 'Limited': Huntsman Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China and onetime GOP presidential hopeful, makes an appearance during the 2012 campaign.

    Obama's cyberhacking talks with China can have only a "limited" impact, former ambassador Jon Huntsman tells CNBC.

  • Susan Rice to Take Over as National Security Aide Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    U.N Ambassador, Susan Rice.

    In a major shakeup, Susan Rice, who came under GOP fire for her initial accounting of the deadly attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, will become national security advisor.

  • SEC Unveils Plan to Safeguard Money Market Funds Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    A slice of the money market fund industry would be required to change how they price their shares in an effort to reduce the risk of runs, under a proposal unveiled Wednesday.

  • China's Strength Could Become Its Weakness Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    Amid growing domestic tensions and internal imbalances, China's new leaders are working to wean its economy off decades of state investment.

  • FHA's Worst-Case Losses May Actually Be Worse Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Representative Darrell Issa

    The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.

  • US Treasury to Sell 30 Million More GM Shares Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.

  • Obama's Job Approval Not Dented by Scandals: Poll Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    A springtime of political turmoil has had only a modest impact so far on the president's standing, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Fed's Fisher: Markets Hooked on 'Monetary Cocaine' Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:33 AM ET
    Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    The Fed can't fear that the market will be unhappy if it doesn't get more "monetary cocaine," the Dallas Fed president said.

  • Tea Party Describes 'Willful Intimidation' by IRS Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testifies during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee June 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

    Conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rein in government overreach.

  • Rubio: Majority of GOP Support Immigration Reform Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Marco Rubio

    A vast majority of Republicans and conservatives support immigration reform if the law solves the problem of illegal immigration, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Dodd-Frank? More Like Dud-Frank for Lots of Folks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    Then-Sen. Chris Dodd (L) and then-Rep. Barney Frank at the signing of the Dodd-Frank act in 2010.

    Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.

  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey Dies at 89 Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

    U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • In Congress, Bills and Scandals Vie for Attention Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.

  • Two-Thirds May Not Insure Under Obamacare: Survey Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans who currently lack health insurance don't know yet if they will purchase that coverage by the Jan. 1 deadline set by the new Affordable Care Act, a new survey revealed Monday.

  • Medicare's Exhaustion Forecast Extended by Two Years Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.

  • TSA Removes All Invasive, 'Gumby' X-Ray Machines Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    A Transportation Security Administration employee demonstrates the Backscatter advanced imaging technology scan currently in testing at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

    TSA has finished removing all X-ray technology at airports that produced "Gumby"-like snapshots of passengers. The "virtual nudes" angered many travelers and privacy advocates.

  • Mr. President, You've Got Mail, the Vetted Kind Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    The White House, Washington, D.C.

    The latest ricin-laced letter addressed to President Obama highlights the state-of-the-art Secret Service facility used for screening a million pieces of mail a year.

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