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  • Obama Expected to Pick James Comey as FBI Chief Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:41 PM ET
    James Comey

    President Barack Obama is expected to pick former Justice Department official James Comey as his next head of the FBI, a source close to the situation said on Wednesday.

  • Ricin Detected in Letters to NY Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    New York police said two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.

  • Rep. Ryan on High Statutory and 'Leaky' Tax Rate     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    In the third part of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he wants to change the current variable corporate tax rate so it's fair across the board and encourages companies to bring money back to the United States.

  • Apple 'Poster Child' For Repatriation: Rep Ryan     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    In part two of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he agrees with Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the need for corporate tax reform.

  • Revelations in IRS Scandal 'Chilling': Rep. Paul Ryan Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday that investigating Obama administration scandals won't keep Republicans from pursuing sound fiscal policy.

  • In a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on political wrangling on Capitol Hill over the budget deficit and his concern "about the entitlement explosion" and "the bankruptcy of these programs."

  • Sequel to Sandy: The Obama-Christie Show, Part 2 Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie (L) walk along the Point Pleasant, N.J., boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

    President Obama loses a game of "Touchdown Fever" with Gov. Chris Christie as they tour a rebuilt part of the Jersey shore seven months after Hurricane Sandy washed ashore.

  • Sequestration Cuts Squeeze Key Medical Research Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Research technician Hannah Salk prepares human cell samples for vaccine studies in the vaccine research laboratory at the Mayo Clinic medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.

    Sequester cuts in medical research could end up widening the federal deficit, as slowing the pace of research might end up increasing health care costs.

  • Lawmakers Pass Texas-Sized Tax Cut for Businesses Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Austin, Texas

    Texas lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Perry more than $1 billion in proposed business tax cuts shortly before the end of the biennial legislative session.

  • How the Fed Could Ruin Your Summer Holiday Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Hoping to ignore your phone for a while, feeling safe in your investments and secure in the knowledge that the world's financial authorities aren't planning any surprises just yet?

  • Immigration Bill 'Could Create DMZ' Like Korea Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.

  • Bank’s Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills Friday, 24 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • Shakeup at Embroiled IRS Unit as Lerner Gets Leave Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 6:11 PM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    Lois Lerner, the IRS official whose unit is at the center of the alleged Tea Party targeting, has been placed on administrative leave and an acting director has been named.

  • House Votes to Tie Student Loan Rates to Market Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:27 PM ET

    The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system.

  • Obama Speaks Out on Drones     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    President Obama is giving a speech on counterterrorism in Washington, specifically addressing the use of drones, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • US House Votes to Force Approval of Keystone Pipeline Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 8:32 PM ET
    Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • Fed Mulls Tapering as Soon as June: Minutes Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    'A number of participants' on the FOMC this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as summer.

  • IRS Official Denies Wrongdoing, Invokes Fifth Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    The IRS official at the center of a tax scandal about extra scrutiny of conservative groups asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions.

  • Bernanke: Too Soon to Taper Bond Buys Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. job market remains weak, and it is too soon to end its stimulus. Stocks spiked on his comments.

  • Fed Hawks, Doves Divided Over Improved Labor Market Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:13 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    As the Federal Reserve mulls reducing asset purchases, the improved labor market is spurring debate between Fed "hawks" and "doves" over what the right policy decision should be.

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