Political Leaders


  • Sen. Heitkamp: No factual basis to deny Keystone permit  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-N.D.), shares her thoughts on President Obama's veto of the Keystone pipeline. The whole issue is purely political, says Heitkamp.

  • Net neutrality: Writing on the wall?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses pending FCC ruling on regulating broadband as a utility. And Harwood has the update on the likelihood of Congress funding homeland security.

  • Putin a 'winner': Ex-spin doctor Campbell Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:32 AM ET
    Former Labour Party strategist Alastair Campbell

    The Russian leader Vladimir Putin has a real winning mindset, according to a leading U.K. political strategist

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas keeps rising  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil ended the day under $50. Traders are expecting a build in tomorrow's inventory report.

  • U.S. 'must do more' to crack down on ISIS  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    The West has failed to come up with a clear strategy to deal with ISIS, argues Ron Wahid, CEO of Arcanum Global Intelligence.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil back under $50  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Rumors of an emergency OPEC meeting bumped the price temporarily, but oil closed under $50 today.

  • Kim Jong-un gets a new haircut; Twitter loves it Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    As fashion fanatics worldwide make notes on this season’s hottest looks, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, gets in the spirit with a new hairdo.

  • Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said President Obama doesn't love America. Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative co-founder, weighs in on whether talking about whether President Obama loves America is a good discussion for the GOP party.

  • Saudi king to give the masses $32B in bonuses Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:45 AM ET
    King Salman

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch is expected to give away over $32 billion to ordinary Saudis in post-coronation bonuses. The NYT reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oiler coaster  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on a big build today, but managed to bounce back. Traders think it's either seeking a bottom or preparing for the next leg lower.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Another crude build expected  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders expect to see another build in crude inventories tomorrow. Nat gas was higher today, as frigid temps remained in the northeast.

  • Markets want a Greek deal to be done  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth and Investment Limited, says the euro zone would like to put the Greece situation "to bed."

  • UK elections: No strong government likely  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Anatole Kaletsky, co-founder and chief economist at Gavekal Dragonomics, thinks there's a high probability of another U.K. general election in 2016.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil rebounds, nat gas down  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. News from the IEA suggests Middle East production is stalling. Oil ended the day up 75 cents.

  • France passes reform bill: Reaction  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."

  • UK elections: A coalition looks inevitable  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET

    In U.K. election polls, the Conservatives and Labour party are neck and neck, says James Knightley, UK economist at ING.

  • Why Greece and the EU won't agree  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC why he doesn't think a deal will be made on Monday.

  • Cease-fire: Financial assistance trumps military  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says that meaningful financial assistance for Ukraine would be more effective than military intervention from the West.

  • Ukraine crisis: Sanctions are here to stay  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that both Ukraine and Russia are a long way off a sustainable solution, and sanctions will remain for some time to come.

  • ISIS claims beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.