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  • "We are still waiting for a serious offer from the Republicans," said Sen. Harry Reid, commenting on "fiscal cliff" talks in Washington. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on what's going on behind the scenes.

  • Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.

  • FACTBOX-20 key players in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' drama Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • Sin City's pull puts state of Nevada in play Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    What makes politics here different is who works in those skyscrapers _ not lawyers or accountants, but heavily unionized housekeepers, blackjack dealers and line cooks who have abruptly transformed Nevada into a swing-voting state. Her youngest daughter will soon graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "

  • North Dakota race comes down to ticket-splitters Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- Dwight Thompson is a solid conservative businessman who will be voting for a Republican for president and a Democrat for Senate.

  • As the presidential election campaign grinds into November, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are busily hammering their own pitons into the fiscal cliff — staking out routes that could either force compromise or snap the economy’s safety lines.

  • Gambling chiefs race for share of U.S. online gaming Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:24 PM ET

    Our biggest challenge is converting the 25 to 35 year old to becoming participants in our industry, "said Brian Gamache, chief executive of slot machine maker WMS Industries Inc at the annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

  • Casino chiefs talk about industry vulnerability Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    But the chief executives of Las Vegas- based MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. differed during a keynote panel discussion with four other industry leaders at the Global Gaming Expo about whether states or the federal government are best able to provide oversight.

  • Gambling exec: Time short for US online poker regs Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- With billions of dollars at stake, the head of the gambling industry's main lobbying group sounded a pessimistic note Tuesday about the prospect of Congress passing Internet regulatory laws this year.

  • Gambling exec: Online regulations unlikely in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

  • Congress posts member financial data on Internet Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- House Speaker John Boehner bought stock in two health care companies this year, while third-ranking House Republican Kevin McCarthy bought and sold Apple stock within a few days. The initial disclosures for members of Congress were posted Monday on the Internet. Congress passed the law as part of an effort to repair its sagging public image.

  • Payroll Tax Extension Can Get Done: House Majority Leader Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    The U.S. House and Senate were "very close" to a deal on extending the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits when the Senate called off talks and went home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC Wednesday.

  • House Rejects Senate Bill to Extend Payroll-Tax Cut Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    The House rejected the version of the bi-partisan two-month payroll tax cut extension that was approved by a majority of the Senate.

    An extension of the payroll-tax cut was in serious jeopardy Tuesday as the House and Senate refused to negotiate a compromise that affects 160 million Americans.

  • Scheduled to vote today, the House of Representatives is contentiously debating a Republican proposal that rejects a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.

  • Scenes From the Debt Ceiling Talks Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 3:30 PM ET
    The discussion over the U.S. debt ceiling had been going on for months, but an agreement wasn’t signed into law until the deadline set by the U.S. Treasury was reached. The debate was a rollercoaster that both shifted markets and brought the fiscal discipline of Washington to the forefront. Everyone from markets, ratings agencies, government officials, and other countries urged the U.S. to find a solution to the debt-ceiling debate. For better or for worse, Congress and the president were able t

    Seeing the president and members of Congress in action gives a new perspective on the debt talks. Click for scenes from the talks, in the month leading up to the compromise.

  • US Debt Clashes to Continue, Downgrade Likely: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    The US is likely to see its debt downgraded by the credit rating agencies, despite the passage of a bill to raise the country's debt ceiling on Monday, analysts told CNBC.

  • Sen. Reid with Debt Deal Update     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) provides an update on the debt deal talks in Congress.

  • Moody's declined to comment about how it would react to the government's tentative deal, but it referred back to its latest report it released on the U.S. debt debate.

  • Nation Calls Capitol Mad, and It Agrees Saturday, 30 Jul 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    If the rest of the country thinks that Washington has gone mad this summer, that is pretty much the view in this bewildered capital, too. The New York Times reports.

  • Debt Crisis, Buying Opportunity for the Chinese? Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    As America’s largest foreign creditor, China has little option but to hope for the best and try to calm jittery markets in the event of a downgrade of US debt by the ratings agencies according to economists at Capital Economics.