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  • Mid-term balance of power: Harwood     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    Looking at the balance of power in the Senate and how voters feel about the President and Congress. Do the Democrats have a "brand advantage" in several Senate races?

  • Midterms' civil war: GOP hits back on tea party Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Sen. Mitch McConnell campaigning May 17, 2014, in Adairville, Ky.

    The tea party's still out there challenging the Republican establishment, but what's different is that Republican leaders are pushing backā€”hard.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul bet on a long-shot and lost in North Carolina's contentious Republican Senate primary, raising new questions about the Tea Party hero's bid to woo the party establishment on his way to a 2016 White House race.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked one of President Barack Obama's top legislative priorities, a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years.

  • How the Senate could kill the budget deal Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:43 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd L), Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator John Thune (R-SD).

    Most of Wall Street views a budget agreement as a done deal. If it's not, lots of people will have to rethink rosy scenarios for a happy New Year.

  • US budget deal heads for tense vote in House Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:55 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol.

    Republicans in the House were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal, indicating that the rambunctious lawmakers are not spoiling for a fight.

  • US budget talks could produce deal today, aides say Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 5:39 AM ET
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (R) speaks as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on Jan. 15 could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, aides said on Monday.

  • Not everyone vowing to avoid another govt shutdown Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.

  • Fiscal deal could bring tax, entitlement changes Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol.

    The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.

  • Tepper: Taper unlikely for a 'long time' Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.

    The Fed won't taper its bond-buying program for three or four months because of the D.C. budget overhang, said David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.

  • Stocks no bargain anymore: Leon Cooperman Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

    The stock market is not overvalued right now, but it's no bargain anymore, Leon Cooperman, chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Senate nears debt deal     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    U.S. Senators indicated they were close to reaching a deal that would reopen the government and push back a possible default, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Putting your focus elsewhere     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Discussing some opportunities in the market as the government remains shut down, with Stephanie Link of TheStreet. Link looks at the auto and aerospace sectors.

  • We'll never default on Treasurys: Kudlow     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says there is "no need" for the U.S. to default on its Treasurys.

  • Election impact from the shutdown     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:32 PM ET

    A NBC News/WSJ poll found 53 percent of participants blame the Republicans in Congress for the government shutdown. CNBC's Larry Kudlow says there are repercussions to the Republican party that we do not know about yet.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the Twitter IPO will not be delayed in spite of the government shutdown.

  • Who'd you rather? Congress or hemorrhoids?     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:17 PM ET

    64 percent of participants of a CNBC survey say mothers-in-law are more favorable than Congress, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Even 53 percent like hemorrhoids better.

  • South Jersey weighs in on shutdown     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports how the government shutdown is impacting folks in Cherry Hill.

  • The view from Nob Hill     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from San Francisco about the impact from the government shutdown.