Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may step down when his second term expires on Jan. 31. Here is a quick look at the likely leading choices.» Read More
The agency's director Keith Alexander will answer questions about the government's surveillance program before a House committee, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
President Barack Obama said in an interview Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has stayed in his post "longer than he wanted."
One phrase has permeated the discussion about the NSA spying program over and over. "Nobody is listening to your phone calls." But is "watching" your phone calls just as intrusive?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-MN), shares her views on measures she's like to see to boost the $2 trillion dollar tourism industry in the U.S.
Sen. Mark Begich, (D-AK), shares his views on universal background checks and gun control reform.
The massive immigration overhaul working its way through the Senate is peppered with benefits for specific industries and immigrant groups like this.
Iranians are voting for a president on Friday. Here are some important things to know about the vote.
An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) about whether the U.S. needs an independent counsel for the IRS scandal and whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero.
Former GE boss Jack Welch said on CNBC that the IRS scandal shows how political views can play a part in decisions by government agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.
A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager told investigators that he and a colleague decided to give conservative groups extra scrutiny.
Stocks rose with the dollar, as traders viewed the May jobs report as strong enough to signal more economic growth, but not so strong as to push the Fed toward tapering.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill the US Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg's death.
IRS officials can expect a grilling when they face lawmakers over the latest controversy to rock the agency: lavish spending at employee conferences.
A Westchester County, New York, woman is accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day. And lobbying efforts to legalize some aspects of the marijuana business are making a pitch to lawmakers, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details from today's IRS tax targeting hearings on Capitol Hill.
A vast majority of Republicans and conservatives support immigration reform if the law solves the problem of illegal immigration, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Tuesday.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-FL), explains that the current immigration bill, which he helped write, needs improvement if it is to clear Congress.
Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.