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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.

  • Obamacare drives wedge between GOP governors Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    As Republicans draw up plans to use the troubled health care law against Democrats in elections next year, Obamacare is dividing Republican governors. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the Senate Banking Committee that is expected to approve her nomination to lead the U.S. The committee is set to vote at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday on whether to send her name to the full Senate for consideration.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The Senate Banking Committee will vote on Thursday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chair of the U.S. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. to vote on whether to send Yellen's nomination to the full Senate for consideration, it said in a statement on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Janet Yellen's hopes of becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve got a boost on Thursday when she sailed through her Senate confirmation hearing with only mild questioning from some of the Fed's fiercest Republican critics.

  • Nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires in January, Yellen will have to endure plenty of heated anti-Fed rhetoric from Republicans on Thursday, when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen will likely secure sufficient votes to be confirmed as the next head of the central bank, according to one of her harshest critics in the Senate who sits on the banking panel that will vet her for the job.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- A senior Republican on the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he would oppose efforts to block the nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairwoman with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerged.

  • U.S. senator vows to block Yellen, Johnson nominations Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30- A senior Republican U.S. senator vowed on Wednesday to block confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Federal Reserve and the Department of Homeland Security if the administration does not provide more information about the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

  • President Barack Obama' s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve appears headed toward a smooth confirmation by the Democratic-led Senate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. Democrats now control the Senate, 54-46..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is considering holding a hearing on Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve on Nov. 14, a Senate aide said on Monday. The banking committee needs to vet the nomination before it can go to the full Senate for final consideration. Democrats control 55 seats in the 100- seat Senate.

  • Ron Paul: Scrutinizing the Fed's policy     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Former Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), discusses the threat by his son, Sen. Rand Paul, to delay Janet Yellen's nomination as Fed chair if there is not a vote on his Fed transparency bill.

  • Fed fight: Paul vs. Yellen     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman previews the Fed's policy meeting later this week and Sen. Rand Paul's attempts to block the nomination of Janet Yellen as Fed chair.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- The dollar fell towards a nine-month low against a basket of currencies on Monday, with more investors selling on growing confidence the Federal Reserve will keep policy accommodative. The dollar's weakness saw the euro trade up at $1.3815, having risen to $1.3833 on Friday, its highest since November 2011 on trading platform EBS.

  • Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY), is tying the reintroduction of his "Audit the Fed" bill to the nomination of Janet Yellen as Fed chair, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Republican family fued     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Just how fractured is the Republican Party? A fight between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) is raising questions. Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg; former New York Rep. Nan Hayworth (R); Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, share their opinions.

  • More Americans say sequester hurts: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.

  • Two doctors' Rx to kill Obamacare: Run for Senate Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Capitol Building

    "As a physician, I understand in a real way the damage Obamacare will to do medicine in South Dakota and the entire country," one of the doctors said in announcing her candidacy.

  • Bernanke gets what he wants: A big yawn Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Who would have thought that the market mover would be Mr. Bernanke's written testimony at 8:30 a.m. ET, and that the Q&A would elicit a yawn?

  • 'Nuke option' could cause market meltdown Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the Senate thinking the unthinkable—a "nuclear option" on filibusters—you may have to consider politics before your next investment.

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