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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 nonunion public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Unions, including the California Teachers Association, had urged the court not to...

  • NEW YORK— Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Scott Walker is urging President Barack Obama and the nation's governors "to join me in reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their...

  • The fight over transportation funding, and how to distribute an $800 million cut, is one of the largest issues hanging up completion of the two-year state budget in the Republican-controlled Legislature. While both sides agreed that Walker's proposal to borrow $1.3 billion to pay for roads was too much, they disagree on how an $800 million reduction in bonding...

  • Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris. Others traveled to Canada, South America and Asia. Since the start of 2014, governors have taken or scheduled more than 80 trips to 30 countries in their efforts to increase exports and entice foreign companies to expand in their states, according to a...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more— if it's even on the menu. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms...

  • Trump 2016 worries GOP establishment: Ex-RNC chief Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015.

    Donald Trump's entrance into the GOP race could prove to be a liability for the party, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Jeb Bush to make it official, eyes fresh start Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    As he prepares to make his candidacy official, Jeb Bush finds himself in an unexpectedly weak position, The New York Times reports.

  • This GOP candidate will win nomination: CFO survey Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A banner from a past Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay Florida.

    CFOs have predicted a clear winner among the vast pool of GOP presidential hopefuls, according to the latest CNBC CFO Council survey.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. Among the handful of governors and former governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination, only one- former Texas Governor Rick...

  • Grover Norquist to Jeb: Learn from dad's tax gaffe Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist's message to expected GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush: Don't make the same mistake your father made.

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...

  • June 9- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday on whether Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, violated public pensioners' contract rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's contribution to the retirement system for this year. The stakes are high for Christie, a Republican, who has trailed in polls...

  • The history of Walker's anti-union alliance Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Supporting Scott Walker's career is a longstanding alliance of anti-union conservatives, The New York Times reports.

  • SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, June 5- Shortly after taking office in 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker traveled to this hardscrabble port city to unveil a new sign that announced his plan to slash taxes and lure companies from nearby Minnesota. Unemployment in Superior now stands at 4.6 percent, down nearly by half since Walker took office. "We should put the $2...

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...