• Spain Told That Snowden Was on Bolivian Plane Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Spain's Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo

    Spain says it and other European countries were told that Edward Snowden was aboard the Bolivian presidential plane that was diverted to Austria this week causing a diplomatic row.

  • White House Hails Jobs Report, GOP Finds Flaws Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:58 AM ET
    Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    A slightly better-than-expected June jobs report offers a modest political boon to President Obama. NBC News reports.

  • US Funds Helped Topple Egypt's President Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Egyptian defense minister and commander of the armed forces, in Cairo on March 3.

    The biggest hurdle now is that U.S. law bans military or financial assistance "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

  • Scrutiny From IRS Went Beyond the Political Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.

    The problem with the IRS was less about ideology than about the indiscriminate application of instructions to “be on the lookout” for selected terms. The NYT reports.

  • Russia Gets Impatient Over Snowden's Airport Stay Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 10:21 PM ET

    Snowden should find another country to seek refuge in, says Russian official, signalling Moscow's growing impatience over the former NSA contractor's stay at a Moscow airport.

  • Obama, Merkel Agree to Talks on US Spying Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies and agreed to a meeting.

  • Political Fallout From the Obamacare Delay Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    By delaying a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration may have given critics new ammunition. But there could also be a political upside.

  • Dean Wants Shift From Employer-Funded Health Care Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Howard Dean

    Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean predicts a shift away from employer-funded health care.

  • Crucial Rule Is Delayed for Obama's Health-Care Law Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    The administration announced a delay in the mandate that larger employers cover workers, postponing the date beyond next year’s elections. The NYT reports.

  • Senator Gives an 'F' to Student Loan Rate Jump Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.

  • Post DOMA: Wedding Vendors Hear Bells...Ka-Ching! Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    Celebrations on San Francisco's Castro Street after the Supreme Court's ruling against DOMA.

    Proponents of same-sex marriage weren't the only ones who cheered the Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. Wedding industry professionals also rejoiced.

  • Are US Workers Being Passed Over for Foreigners? Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Members of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization, wearing caps and gowns hold their fists in the air on the steps of the Senate to call for immigration reform.

    As the Senate voted on an immigration bill that would let Silicon Valley companies import engineers, the labor lobby said eligible U.S. workers were being passed over.

  • Chamber of Commerce Scores With High Court Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Business advocacy group on winning side in 14 out of 17 cases heard before the high court this term.

  • Obama Has Short List of Bernanke Successors Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The White House has assembled a short list of candidates to succeed Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is running the search.

  • Senate Passes Immigration Bill     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    The Senate is done voting on the comprehensive immigration reform bill. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the bill passed 68-32 and is now headed to the House.

  • SEC Investigating Data Release From Reuters, ISM Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    The SEC is investigating the relationship between the news organization Thomson Reuters and the Institute for Supply Management, CNBC has learned.

  • Congress Likely to Miss Student Loan Deadline Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:02 PM ET

    Two groups of senators planned to release proposals to prevent student loan rates from doubling but it is unlikely that either will strike a deal to prevent the increase on July 1.

  • Markets Have It Wrong on Fed's QE Policy: Dudley Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 12:45 PM ET
    William C. Dudley

    The Federal Reserve's asset purchases would be more aggressive if U.S. economic growth and the labor market turn out weaker than expected, the influential head of the New York Fed said.

  • CIA Director Launches Campaign to Maintain Secrecy Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    John Brennan

    CIA Director John Brennan is launching a new campaign aimed at pressuring CIA officers to keep the intelligence agency's secrets secret. The Associated Press reports.

  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Financial Game Changer Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Hundreds of people gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013 in anticipation of the ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.

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