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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve's monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit. The Kentucky senator's move to re-introduce the bill, along with 30 co-sponsors, comes as Republican lawmakers and some...

  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul re-introduces "Audit the Fed" bill Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28- Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, re-introduced a bill on Wednesday that would expose monetary policy discussions and decisions to a Congressional audit. The Fed's monetary policy deliberations are currently exempt from Government Accountability Office audits, though the Fed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • Rubio: Decision on 2016 race coming by April Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC his decision on whether to run for president comes down to where he'd be able to make the most difference.

  • What to expect from Washington, or NOT, in 2015 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman jogs near U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    Washington was vastly transformed in 2014 with a very uncertain outlook for the year ahead. Politico's Ben White offers some predictions.

  • Rand Paul: Improved ties with Cuba a 'good idea' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Senator Rand Paul

    Rand Paul's stance on Cuba is more closely aligned with Hillary Clinton's than his Republican comrades, reports NBC.

  • Obama's approval rate ticks up; US mood grim: Poll Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The number of Americans who say the country is on the right track ticked up, but the dominant mood country remains negative, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • INTERVIEW- Barney Frank on practically everything Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Dec 16- Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. In Congress, he was the controversial Democratic leader on the House Financial Services Committee and was a co-sponsor of the eponymous 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which brought sweeping reform to the financial industry. REUTERS: What do you make of Congress last weekend...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • Kudlow: Wait...Hillary lost to WHO? Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    Buried deep inside Tuesday's exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Forget bipartisan kumbaya in next Congress Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

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

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Nov 2- Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country. It comes days before Tuesday's midterm elections and as Clinton ramps up her political activity ahead of a probable White...

  • Will Hillary Clinton tout anti-bank regulations? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    In recent appearances, Hillary Clinton has delivered progressive messages but Wall Street is not alarmed, Politico's Ben White says.

  • 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.

  • Rand Paul's 'double-edged' sword  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the likelihood of Sen. Rand Paul running in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Much of 'used' military equipment given to police is new Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Politicians are criticizing a Defense Department program that outfitted local police with new military equipment.

  • How MH17, Gaza will shape 2016's election Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Rescuers stand on the site of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

    MH17 and Gaza suggest foreign policy could wind up playing a major role in the 2016 election, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Why Rand Paul is palling around with Wall Street Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Rand Paul is cozying up to Wall Street to give the impression he is establishment enough to run strong in 2016, POLITICO's Ben White says.

  • CNBC.com hot list: Florida condo kick-out  Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler provides insight to which stories are hot on the website.