Congress has already done enough to ensure no big fiscal crisis emerges to throw off the 2014 midterm election, POLITICO's Ben White says.» Read More
Higher tax revenue, thanks to the economy, and lower spending, thanks to the sequester, combine to put Washington in the black. That could reduce pressure on Congress for a deal.
The U.S. Air Force sees no evidence that a defense contractor that employed Edward Snowden is responsible for his disclosure of classified U.S. information.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy continues to need highly accommodative monetary policy. Stock futures rose after the comments.
Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.
Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.
Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.
The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.
An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans has failed in the Senate.
For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.
How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.
House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.
The prostitution scandal that drove him from office will not weigh heavily on voters, Eliot Spitzer tells CNBC. He says voters will come to embrace his knowledge and experience.
Eliot Spitzer may think the past is in the past as he makes another run for public office, this time for New York City Comptroller, but his alleged madam Kristin Davis disagrees.
Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.
The status of Edward Snowden's bid for asylum in Venezuela remained unclear Tuesday after the country's apparent deadline passed. NBC News reports.
Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.
More than one in four people across the globe paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services, with the police and the judiciary seen as the two most bribery prone, according to a new report.
Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.
Five years after resigning in disgrace, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is running for New York City Comptroller. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law, discuss the return of the "Sheriff of Wall Street" could have on the markets.
New technologies make an online privacy bill of rights necessary, Rep. Joe Barton tells CNBC.
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