Washington DC


  • Senate to Unveil Budget Plan     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood with the latest details on lawmakers' new budget plan, following the cancellation of their July 4th recess.

  • Morning Money and Politics     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    No new taxes and reaching a budget compromise will be tough. Discussing what's going on at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street, with Ben White, Politico's "Morning Money" author.

  • The Policy Illusion Dominates in DC Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    Washington D.C.

    One of the depressing things about Washington, DC—where I've been for the last two days--is how much confidence the smartest people in our nation's capital have in policy.

  • Waiting for the Fed Decision     Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the ongoing debate in Washington over raising the debt limit.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

  • Time to Reform Social Security?     Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Discussing who wins and loses in the fight to keep Social Security intact for retirees, with James Pethokoukis, Reuters Money & Politics; David Certner, AARP; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and John Harwood

  • Beltway Battles Debt Limit     Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    A look at the battles waging in Washington on debt limit and potential deals coming to the table, with CNBC's John Harwood and Steve Liesman.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ratcheted up pressure on the Chinese Thursday over allegations of spying on the personal email accounts of top-level US officials. The Chinese government disavowed any involvement in the latest incident and sought to cast suspicion back on Google’s motive for disclosing the alleged attack.

  • America's Most Wired Cities Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.

  • IMF's Lipsky Speaks Out     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on acting IMF chief, John Lipsky speaking for the first time since the Strauss-Kahn scandal.

  • Lipsky Answers Questions     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on acting IMF director John Lipsky answering questions today in Washington, DC.

  • Levin in ‘Real Hope’ of Fresh Goldman Probe Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:38 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate investigative subcommittee, said there was “real hope” law enforcement authorities would act on his panel’s report accusing Goldman Sachs of misleading investors and Congress, the FT reports.

  • Howard Dean Talks Politics     Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    Howard Dean, (D) Former Vermont Governor, discussing health care costs; raising the debt ceiling, and potential GOP presidential candidates.

  • Washington the Biggest Risk to Recovery: Investor Friday, 13 May 2011 | 1:30 AM ET

    The two biggest risks to the US recovery are a genuine disruption of oil supplies or inept policy from Washington, according to Jim McCaughan, the CEO of Principle Global Investors.

  • How Much Does It Cost to Hire Two Ex-Presidents? Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 6:39 PM ET

    The wealth management arm of UBS hosted both former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton this week at a private panel discussion at Lincoln Center in New York. But the Swiss bank is not saying how much it paid for the privilege

  • The China Challenge     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers with details on the U.S. and China's third strategic & economic meeting, and the massive trade imbalance between the two nations.

  • Gingrich Announces 2012 Presidential Bid Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    Newt Gingrich

    Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, disclosed his intention to run for President on Twitter and Facebook Monday, urging followers to tune into Fox News on Wednesday.

  • Corporations Dominate DC Lobbying in First Quarter Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 6:28 PM ET

    Corporate America dominated Washington’s lobbying spending in the first quarter of 2011, according to a report out Tuesday from the Center for Responsive Politics.

  • Mr Dimon Heads to Washington     Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood with a look at JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and today's speech at the US Chamber of Commerce event, where he criticized the extent of Dodd-Frank regulation and the possibility the U.S. may default on its debt by not raising the debt limit.

  • GE’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    General Electric, the nation’s largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010. The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.