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Vice President Joe Biden will seek to de-escalate tensions after China demanded that airplanes flying near contested islands identify themselves.
Democrats counting on Obama simply to pass the torch to Hillary Clinton may be in for a letdown, if this expert's analysis is correct.
Criticism that the vice president hasn't done enough to end the debt crisis might be unfounded, at least when U.S. history is taken into account.
President Obama and House Republicans did not agree on an extension of the nation’s borrowing authority, but both sides agreed to keep talking.
The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have.
CEOs from major banks met with President Obama on Wednesday and warned of the consequences if lawmakers fail to raise the US debt ceiling.
Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.
Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.
The chances of a deal between Democratic and Republican lawmakers that would overhaul the U.S. tax system, trim government spending and reform safety net spending programs appear to be fading.
"American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.
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 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.
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 and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Between 500,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to attend President Obama's inauguration, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing what President Obama can do to get the U.S. economy growing, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners.
Why does Obamacare have a section that forbids gun and ammo registration and the sharing of information about potential gun owners? Betsy McCaughey, author of "Beating Obamacare," weighs in.
Wal-Mart found itself in the middle of this gun control push today, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Matt Lewis, Daily Caller; Margie Omero, Momentum Analysis; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; and Lars Larson, The Lars Larson Show.
The NRA said Thursday its meeting at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the White House plans to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues — including executive orders that would not require the approval of Congress — to try to prevent incidents like last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.