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  • Dodd-Frank? More Like Dud-Frank for Lots of Folks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    Then-Sen. Chris Dodd (L) and then-Rep. Barney Frank at the signing of the Dodd-Frank act in 2010.

    Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.

  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey Dies at 89 Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

    U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • In Congress, Bills and Scandals Vie for Attention Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.

  • Two-Thirds May Not Insure Under Obamacare: Survey Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans who currently lack health insurance don't know yet if they will purchase that coverage by the Jan. 1 deadline set by the new Affordable Care Act, a new survey revealed Monday.

  • Medicare's Exhaustion Forecast Extended by Two Years Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.

  • TSA Removes All Invasive, 'Gumby' X-Ray Machines Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    A Transportation Security Administration employee demonstrates the Backscatter advanced imaging technology scan currently in testing at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

    TSA has finished removing all X-ray technology at airports that produced "Gumby"-like snapshots of passengers. The "virtual nudes" angered many travelers and privacy advocates.

  • Mr. President, You've Got Mail, the Vetted Kind Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    The White House, Washington, D.C.

    The latest ricin-laced letter addressed to President Obama highlights the state-of-the-art Secret Service facility used for screening a million pieces of mail a year.

  • This Tax Loophole Mistake Saves Companies Billions Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:54 AM ET
    The seal on the US Treasury building in Washington, DC.

    The "check the box" loophole shows how Washington saved money for American corporations and deprived the government of billions in tax revenue.

  • Terrorism Fears Cast Veil of Secrecy Over US Plants Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded in April in West, Texas.

    Fears of terrorism have made it harder than ever for homeowners to find out what dangerous chemicals are hidden nearby, like the plant that exploded in West, Texas.

  • 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?

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