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  • DENVER— Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. During an interview with The Denver Post after the fundraiser, Paul also declined to answer whether he would have voted...

  • Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. So does America Rising, which used that episode in Iowa last year to show prospective clients and donors what it can do.

  • Reaction to the Supreme Court's health care decision Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care law:. "Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court— the Affordable Care Act...

  • BOSTON, June 19- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. "I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity," Icahn, 79, said in a public statement one day after Trump, 69, told cable station MSNBC that Icahn...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called Thursday for a "fair and flat tax" that would "blow up" the nation's tax code, offering a proposal his campaign said would cut taxes by $2 trillion over the next decade. "Basically my conclusion is the tax code can't be fixed and should be scrapped," he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Rand Paul is proposing that businesses and individual Americans pay a federal flat tax of 14.5 percent in a plan that would cut the government's tax revenue by more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The Kentucky senator's plan, which he describes in a Wall Street Journal's opinion piece being published...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- Could prison stocks be poised for a breakout? The two main prison operators have been dogged by the prospect of new government regulations, with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Rand Paul among those calling for criminal justice reform, an issue seen as a threat to the group. Corrections Corporation of America, which has a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 3- The last time Hillary Clinton ran for the White House in 2008, Aaron Levie was too busy building his start-up company to pay much attention to politics. The campaigns of various White House hopefuls are looking to reel in the younger Silicon Valley influencers like Levie who could help raise some money for their candidates and also bring...

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.

  • Senate fails to extend NSA surveillance program Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Senate fails to extend NSA surveillance program

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Patriot Act surveillance provision expires, and discusses Rand Paul's move to grab headlines over the weekend.

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:56 AM ET
    Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

    The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.

  • Can you hear me now? NSA to end phone snooping Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • Gov Christie: Wealth gap in US worse under Obama Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells CNBC he's fine with the wealthy doing well, but believes the middle class needs economic protection.

  • Sen. Rand Paul ends Patriot Act 'filibuster' Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Sen. Rand Paul ends Patriot Act 'filibuster'

    Tracie Potts, NBC News reports the Kentucky Republican was protesting the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, saying it was unpatriotic.

  • *House of Representatives watching Senate outcome. WASHINGTON, May 20- President Barack Obama's keynote Asian trade push risks failing in a Senate vote on Thursday, a result that would threaten the administration's diplomatic pivot to Asia to counter China's rising economic and political clout in the region. A vote to advance debate requires 60 votes in the...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- When Republican Stefanie Linares ran for office in the deeply Democratic city of Chicago last year, she knew that her hard work wasn't likely to end in victory. The 31- year-old Hispanic lawyer lost her bid for the Illinois state Senate by a whopping margin. The Republican party fielded eight state legislature candidates in Chicago last year,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • Rand Paul courts tech by blasting NSA snooping Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience when he criticized the NSA's data collection.