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  • WASHINGTON, April 1- President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the last day of March, the White House said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. Senate Democratic leaders are discussing whether to drop reforms to the International Monetary Fund from a Ukraine aid bill, but have not yet made a decision, a senior Democratic Senate aide said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday a U.S. Senate plan to extend long-term unemployment benefits retroactively "is simply unworkable" after a state officials group warned of implementation problems.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday a U.S. Senate plan to extend long-term unemployment benefits retroactively "is simply unworkable" after a state officials group warned of implementation problems.

  • 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 building in Washington D.C.

    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 building in Washington D.C.

    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.

  • The view from Beverly Hills     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports there are some entertainment industry events on hold amid the government shutdown.