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  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29- Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. Representative Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said each trade...

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • Carter would replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who, like his predecessors Roberta Gates and Leon Panetta, complained about White House micromanaging of the Pentagon and felt he had a lack of influence over decision-making, according to sources familiar with Hagel's tenure. The next defense chief will join a national security team facing crises...

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, would have the task of breaking into the tight-knit White House inner circle that President Barack Obama has leaned on to run national security policy. The White House had no comment on the selection, but spokesman Josh Earnest had glowing praise for Carter. Carter performed "very, very ably" in his...

  • Ex-Pentagon official may return as No. 1 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Ashton Carter

    Ashton Carter may be President Obama's top defense secretary nominee among other candidates.

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, had been considered a leading candidate for the job to replace Chuck Hagel, who is resigning. Other names have been circulated as a possible replacement for Hagel, including former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Kurt Campbell, a former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific...

  • Market rally after midterms? One pro is worried Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Conventional wisdom is that stocks will rally if Republicans win the Senate in Tuesday's election. Why Michael Farr is still worried.

  • Compromise key for GOP before 2016: Ex-Reagan aide Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    A yellow stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans can make compromises should they win control of the Senate in midterm elections, former Reagan White House chief Ken Duberstein says.

  • Bill Clinton: I know why US incomes are stagnant Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks with Becky Quick at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in N.Y.

    Bill Clinton has three reasons why U.S. median incomes have barely risen since his presidency.

  • CNBC's Becky Quick & President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative

    Becky Quick discusses airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and the debate over corporate tax inversions with former President Bill Clinton, from the Annual Meeting Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Bill Clinton's bold business prediction   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    Bill Clinton's bold business prediction

    Former President Bill Clinton predicted U.S. corporations will care more about employees and customers rather than shareholders in the future. The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • CNBC hot list: Bill Clinton, millennials & more   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    CNBC hot list: Bill Clinton, millennials & more

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler shares which stories are heating up on the web, including former President Bill Clinton's comments at the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as a story on the real problem with millennials.

  • Jack Ma at CGI: Mobile the opportunity   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    Jack Ma at CGI: Mobile is the opportunity

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses some of the highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative, including Alibaba founder Jack Ma's comments on innovation in the mobile space.

  • Clinton: Profits won't be priority No. 1 in future Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks with Becky Quick at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in New York.

    Bill Clinton predicts corporations will someday care less about maximizing profits and more about employees and society.

  • Pres. Clinton: Scotland did world a favor with vote   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton: Scotland did world a favor with vote

    Former President Bill Clinton discusses Scotland's recent vote for independence, with CNBC's Becky Quick. Pres. Clinton was sympathetic of those who voted for independence, but strongly in favor for those who voted to stay.

  • Pres. Clinton advocates for corporate tax reform   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton advocates for corporate tax reform

    Former President Bill Clinton discussed tax inversions; ISIS strategy and corporate responsibility, with CNBC's Becky Quick. The "Squawk Alley" crew provides perspective.

  • What Pres. Clinton would fix with $40 billion   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    What Pres. Clinton would fix with $40 billion

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks to former President Bill Clinton about issues globally and in the U.S. that could be fixed with $40 billion. Education; universal access to rapid broadband and job opportunities are some of the issues he would like to fix.

  • Need bipartisan support to reform taxes: Bill Clinton

    Former President Bill Clinton says he has no problem with the current inversion rules, but Washington needs a bipartisan solution to reform corporate taxes.

  • Pres. Clinton's tax inversion view   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton's tax inversion view

    "We need to reform the tax system," says former President Bill Clinton expressing his position on corporate tax inversions.

  • Pres. Clinton: 3 reasons income has not increased   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton: 3 reason income has not increased

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks to former President Bill Clinton about the state of the U.S. economy. Clinton explains why the middle class has stagnated and gives three reasons why medium income has not improved.