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  • New setbacks hurt Obama's standing: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that just 41 percent of Americans now approve of Obama's handling of his job, reversing an uptick this spring.

  • Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Joseph Targ, right, and Jodi Ross, respectively the fire chief and town manager of Westford, Mass., revisit the site where a train carrying natural gas recently derailed, on March 24, 2014.

    The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.

  • Is the minimum wage fair? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Protestors in favor of increasing the minimum wage, March 27, 2014, in Philadelphia.

    The federal minimum wage has been below what it should be to keep a family afloat. Should it be raised and how much?

  • Obama will seek broad expansion of overtime pay Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.

  • New budget deal will pass: GOP Rep. Cole Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    The new bipartisan budget deal will be approved, but not everyone is going to be happy about it, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., predicted on CNBC Wednesday.

  • Obamacare may need bailout: Ex-HHS head Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    Senator Tommy Thompson, R-WI

    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic" and the law itself is flawed, said former Bush HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson.

  • Why Yellen may prevail over Fed critics in Senate Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen will be forced to defend the Fed when she faces senators later this week, but critics have little hope of sinking her nomination.

  • Bad management plagues Obamacare: Ex-Obama advisor Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    A message is seen on the computer indicating that there are too many visitors on the Affordable Care Act site to continue.

    The problems plaguing the Obamacare website resulted from poor management and implementation, said Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a former Obama advisor on health policy.

  • Bubbles and leverage cause crises: Alan Greenspan Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Asset bubbles alone don't cause financial crises like the one in 2008, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.

  • Welch: Presidents now have too much power     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch thinks the White House has accumulated too much power compared to Congress over the last few years.

  • Kudlow: Obama prefers to talk to Iran, not Boehner Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate.

  • Is Bernanke staying a possibility with Summers out? Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Barack Obama's safest choice is Janet Yellen but keeping Ben Bernanke could still be a possibility, said Tony Fratto, former White House press secretary.

  • Lehman Brothers 5 years on: Was it a mistake? Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Five years ago, the government abandoned Lehman Brothers to its fate. Was that a mistake, or did it help bring the financial crisis under control?

  • Immigration Vote Pits Republican Versus Republican Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:59 AM ET
    Republican members of Congress listen as the votes of the Electoral College are tallied in the House on Jan. 4, 2013.

    An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.

  • Bernanke Watch: Is He Eyeing the Exit? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve

    As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.

  • 2016: GOP Front Runners?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing whether America is ready for "Bush 3.0," with Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Obama Seeks Proof Syria Used Chemical Weapons Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.

  • George W. Bush Library Opening     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    The George W. Bush presidential library opened today in Dallas, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow. All 5 living Presidents attended the ceremony.

  • 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.

  • Bush Library Opens Tomorrow     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    The new George W. Bush Presidential Library opens on Thursday. Bush's approval rate is tied with President Obama at 47 percent. Edward Lazear, Council of Economic Advisers and the "Kudlow Report" crew discuss whether George Bush is missed by America yet.