• Obama Gets Ready to Make His Move on Gun Control Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host children from around the country at a White House event Wednesday to unveil their package of proposals to curb gun violence in the U.S.

  • NY State Passes First Gun Control Bill Since Newtown Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    New York State's Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the nation's toughest gun control law, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.

  • A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City.

    Want to know what's on the mind of your members of Congress? Maybe the best way to find out is to look at the list of proposed amendments to the Hurricane Sandy relief bill in the House.

  • More Service Cuts on the Way From U.S. Postal Service Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:56 PM ET
    U.S. Postal Service

    With plans for a congressional overhaul on hold, the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service wants the cash-strapped agency to speed up cost-cutting efforts.

  • What Obama Is Likely to Propose on Gun Control Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    Ruger.22 caliber semiautomatic, designed to look like a 'Tommy Gun', a Hi-Point .40 caliber semiautomatic carbine, a Hi-Point 9mm semiautomatic handgun, and two Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic handguns.

    In front of children who wrote letters to him expressing concern about gun violence, President Obama will unveil proposals Wednesday to curb the misuse of firearms.

  • Fiscal Hawks Link Spending Cuts to Hurricane Sandy Aid Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:09 PM ET
    Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    Northeast lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts.

  • Here's What New York State's New Gun Law Would Do Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    New York State already had what was considered the nation's toughest gun-control law. Here are provisions in a sweeping new bill expected to be approved by the Legislature on Tuesday afternoon.

  • NRA Rolls Out Shooting App on Apple's iPad, iPhone Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    NRA: Practice Range

    The NRA has launched a free mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad that allows users to shoot at targets with various types of guns, including assault weapons.

  • Fitch Warns of US Downgrade Over Debt Fight Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.

  • Timothy Geithner

    In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned the US will hit the debt ceiling in February or March and urged Congress to act quickly.

  • Obama: Congress Must Hike Debt Ceiling or Else Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    President Obama warned Congress on Monday that it must raise the debt ceiling or risk a "self-inflicted wound on the economy."

  • Bernanke: 'Not Out of the Woods' Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Although the "fiscal cliff" deal made "some progress" in resolving the nation's debt problem, "we're not out of the woods yet," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.

  • Payroll Tax Hike Likely to Take Bite Out of Economy Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    The sting from higher taxes in your first 2013 paycheck is also going to sting the economy this year, particularly in the first quarter.

  • Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).

    There will be a four-year struggle to rein in President Barack Obama's crazy spending, tax advocate Grover Norquist told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.

  • How Obamacare Changes Health Benefits This Year Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.

  • Americans Start Year With Less in Paychecks     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.

  • President Obama nominates former Sen. Chuck Hagel (left) as secretary of defense and John Brennan as CIA chief.

    Top Democratic senators told President Barack Obama that he must be ready to take "any lawful steps" to ensure that the United States does not default on its debt payments -- even if it means acting without approval by Congress.

  • Ex-NBA Star Mayor Moves Detroit Away From Its 'Cliff' Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Mayor Dave Bing is trying to move Detroit away from the fiscal brink -- the appointment of a state financial overseer.

  • Rich vs. Poor Debate Quiets After Election: Poll Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.

  • NRA Vows to Defend Gun Rights After Biden Meeting Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    The NRA said Thursday its meeting at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.

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