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  • Russia and Ukraine leaders hold rare talks     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Donald Jensen, Johns Hopkins University, says there is slim hope Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make progress when they meet in Minsk, Belarus on Tuesday to talk about the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond won a final TV debate on Monday just over three weeks before a historic breakaway referendum.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas surges     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Brent was up and WTI was down on the day, as headlines out of Libya spooked some traders.

  • Iraq involvement not over: Defense Secretary Hagel Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue as the threat from ISIS is more dangerous than that from al-Qaeda, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. NBCNews reports.

  • Has President Obama checked out?     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Politico's Ben White says the president is dragging Democrats down right now and needs to go to Capitol Hill and talk to lawmakers about what's going to happen for the rest of this year.

  • Senate control rests with ... Iowa?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Iowa is among the states which the balance of power in the U.S. Senate rests. Candidates Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are running for Iowa's Senate seat.

  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    President George W. Bush makes statements on the administrations plan to assist automakers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Washington DC December 19, 2008.

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen shows the video of President George W. Bush taking the ALS ice bucket challenge.

  • Ryan: Obama's fundamental foreign policy flaws     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    The president's foreign policy and his defense budget plans are giving the impression the U.S. is withdrawing from the world and have weakened our position on the world stage, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), explaining why he thinks the U.S. needs a stronger foreign policy.

  • Hillary one foot in race already: Rep. Ryan     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), shares his thoughts on the possibility of Hillary Clinton entering the 2016 presidential race, and the upcoming 2014 election.

  • Amazon's power play: Ryan     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), shares his thoughts on the tussle between Hachette and Amazon.

  • Romney and Ryan together again?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
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    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses his meeting on Thursday with former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the possibility of running in the 2016 election.

  • Middle East crisis takes deadly turn     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Wright Foley, reports NBC's Bill Neely.

  • Forging ties with Iraq     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discuss U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute US journalist     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    This is now the best armed terrorist group in the world, says Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, sharing his thoughts about how to effectively deal with the brutality of Islamist militants.

  • Rep. Ryan: I would love to see Mitt run again     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses the possibility of Mitt Romney making another run for president and what needs to be done to get the country "back on track."

  • Rep. Ryan's solution for America     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md.

    This country is primed for a great comeback, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), sharing ideas from his book, "The Way Forward."

  • Commodities tomorrow: U.S. awash in oil     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The U.S. is awash in oil, even though geopolitical volatility is the rule of the day.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • View from inside Ukraine     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Russia says military vehicles did not cross the border into Ukraine. Andrew Kramer, New York Times, shares perspective from Donetsk, Ukraine.

  • Investors want to be long: Pro     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    What Russia means to stocks, with John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer and Company.