The cost of Obama's immigration order: nearly $8 million a year in lease payments and more than $40 million in salaries. The NYT reports.» Read More
Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.
Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners will be delayed.
Air travelers experienced delays at some U.S. airports as staff cuts at control towers took effect, but the havoc and hour-long waits regulators had predicted largely failed to materialize.
Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.
In a new bill expected on Monday to clear a procedural Senate vote, all online sales would be subject to state sales taxes.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an "enemy combatant" in the Boston Marathon bombings case.
As the full identities and motives of the suspects unfold, both aisles of the immigration debate are seizing the Boston bombings as an opportunity to revamp U.S. immigration law.
It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.
EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.
Lawmakers told CNBC on Thursday that the question of whether international terrorism was involved in the Boston bombing argues for immigration reform.
Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.
Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Co-Founder at the Migration Policy Institute, discusses key components of the U.S. immigration reform bill and how they would benefit the U.S.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, dealing a sharp blow to President Barack Obama's campaign to curb gun violence.
A day after a letter sent to a US senator tested positive for ricin, a letter sent to President Obama has tested positive for the poisonous substance.
Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation, but a senator says the person under suspicion writes a lot of letters to Senate members.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on a ricin-tainted envelope sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI). Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) discuss a poison-laced letter sent to Capitol Hill, as well the Boston Marathon bombings.
The bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon were likely heavy, carried to the scene in dark nylon bags and packed with shrapnel to make them more lethal.
Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.
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