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  • WASHINGTON/ HONOLULU, Jan 4- Republicans take full control of the U.S. Congress this week with an agenda of trying to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and push back on President Barack Obama's sweeping policy shifts on Cuba and immigration. Angry over the president's moves last year to bypass Congress on issues such as immigration, Republicans have...

  • White House turns the corner on VA scandal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

    The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.

  • Forget bipartisan kumbaya in next Congress Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.

  • These senators get the most Wall St. campaign cash Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Sen. Cory Booker

    Financial firms are shelling out big cash for the mid-term Senate elections, but their favorite candidate is an unlikely one.

  • In Kentucky, will verve upend sure-footed experience? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) rehearse with host Bill Goodman before their debate on 'Kentucky Tonight' at the KET Network Center on October 13, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. Voters go to the polls on November 4, 2014.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.

  • This Kansas independent could tip Senate control Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Independent Kansas Senate candidate Greg Orman

    Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.

  • Refinance your student loans? Senate GOP says no Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.

  • McConnell: GOP open to tax holiday proposal Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Senator Mitch McConnell said Republicans were open to using a tax holiday for multinational companies to pay for highway construction.

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

    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.

  • 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
    Senate nears debt deal

    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
    Putting your focus elsewhere

    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.