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  • Sen. Schumer: Solve the Shutdown problem now  Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Sen. Chuck Schumer warns that if the market thinks these games are going to become routine, another downgrade is possible.

  • Long term deal right for markets: Schumer  Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-NY), says he will fight to get the longest term debt ceiling deal possible. "It is the right thing to do for the markets, country, and citizens."

  • Boehner takes a hard line in call for concessions Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner.

    John A. Boehner said the House would not vote to reopen the government without compromises on the health law.

  • Debt ceiling comes into focus as shutdown drags on Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers reporters' questions during a news conference after a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. 'This isn't some damn game,' Boehner said about the current federal government shutdown.

    House Republicans huddled on Friday to plot their next move amid a U.S. government shutdown and hopes for a deal to avoid a default.

  • GOP-Controlled House Takes On Immigration Fight Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    GOP leaders, including Rep. John Boehner (L), discuss the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay part of the Affordable Care Act.

    House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.

  • Senate Immigration Bill Boosted by Border Deal Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Bell looks for drug smugglers along the Rio Grande.

    Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.

  • Agreement Nears for Billions for Border Security Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

    Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.

  • Who Foots the Bill for Presidential Libraries? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Statues of former Presidents George W. Bush (L) and his father George H.W. Bush are on display during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

    The mix of tax dollars and undisclosed private financing raises questions about presidential libraries, like the one dedicated Thursday to former President George W. Bush.

  • Why Immigration Legislation May Disappoint Activists Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Immigration requirements in the emerging Senate bill could end up excluding hundreds of thousands from the path to citizenship, a Senate aide said.

  • US Business, Labor Groups Reach Immigration Deal Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major U.S. business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, according to a source.

  • A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    A bipartisan group of leading senators unveiled an agreement Monday on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

  • President Obama: We Are Not 'Nation of Takers'  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)

  • President Obama: An Economic Recovery Has Begun  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.

  • Vice President Biden Takes Public Oath  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.

  • Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.

  • President Obama's Second Inauguration Kicks Off  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Impact of Romney, Obama tax ideas tough to figure Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Good luck figuring out whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would cut or raise your taxes if he's elected president. President Barack Obama promises tax reform, too, but precious little detail.

  • Bernanke Confronted by Barney Frank, Ron Paul Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    Rep.Ron Paul questioned Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the "secrecy" surrounding Fed action, pressing him on which branch of government has the right to manage monetary policy.

  • Congress, Not the Fed, Needs to 'Get to Work' Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 11:59 AM ET
    Sen. Chuch Schumer

    To hear a member of Congress blame the Fed for not doing enough would be laughable if we weren’t living with the consequences.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke arrives to testify at the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill.

    With Congress in gridlock, Sen. Schumer essentially pleaded with Fed Chairman Bernanke to do something about the economy. "So get to work, Mister Chairman," Schumer said.