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  • Pickens: Market Thought Romney Would Win     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Discussing elections, energy dependence and the fiscal cliff, with T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Management founder. "I think the market thought Romney was going to win -- don't give up, just manage it and go forward" he says.

  • Dissecting Speaker Boehner's Remarks     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports House Speak Rep. John Boehner is signaling he is willing to accept more revenues if combined with tax reform.

  • House Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 3:30 PM ET

    House Speaker Representative John Boehner remarks on the challenges in the weeks ahead to fix the fiscal cliff. "House Republicans are ready to work with President Obama," he says.

  • At the beginning of next year, $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts- known as the fiscal cliff- will automatically become law unless Congress acts. However, there is a sense that neither the financiers and investors in New York nor the lawmakers in Congress are taking each other seriously enough.

  • 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.

  • *Debt-limit hike could be too much for lame-duck Congress. WASHINGTON, Oct 28- A U.S. debt-ceiling increase could be headed for a Wall Street- rattling s howdown in 2013 if Congress, as expected, shuns a quick and easy fix at the end of this year in favor of another round of last-minute brinkmanship.

  • DC leaders say Obama has done little for them Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.

  • Automatic spending cuts are issue in some races Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    LEESBURG, Va.-- In many ways, it's an odd topic to make a central campaign issue: sequestration. Many voters greet the word with a blank stare or slightly glazed eyes, and when Republican George Allen brings up the issue in his Senate campaign, he first has to explain what he's talking about.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- President Barack Obama says he's confident that if re-elected he will secure within six months a deficit-reduction deal with Republicans equivalent to the ``grand bargain'' he failed to achieve last year. After the newspaper complained in a blog, the White House relented and released a transcript of the interview on Wednesday.

  • The White House released it Wednesday after the editor of the newspaper, which is still deciding its presidential endorsement, wrote a blistering blog complaining of the restriction.

  • Obama holds out prospect of post-election 'grand bargain' Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    The White House released it Wednesday after the editor of the newspaper, which is still deciding its presidential endorsement, wrote a blistering blog complaining of the restriction.

  • Ohio's economic picture offers political dilemma Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    John Kasich warned Wednesday of an economic slowdown happening in the swing state ahead the presidential election, even as Huntington bank announced it is bringing 250 jobs to Ohio.

  • But Jay Carney, the president's press secretary, said it was only a restatement of his long-held position that the cuts were ``never meant to be implemented'' and that Obama is confident Congress will avoid them. ``First of all, the sequester is not something that I've proposed,'' he said. ``It is something that Congress has proposed.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- President Barack Obama caught Capitol Hill by surprise with his comment that automatic spending cuts looming in January ``will not happen,'' kindling hope among Democrats but doubt among Republicans that he has a viable plan to replace them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Analysis: Candidates' deficit plans don't add up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports if Congress does not reach a budget deal, it could trigger a downgrade by Moody's.

  • Woodward Book Details Battles Over Deficit Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio(L), President Barack Obama (R)

    A new book by Bob Woodward mines the details of the largely failed negotiations between House Republicans and the White House to tame the nation’s deficit, The New York Times reports.