Political Leaders


  • Cain Campaign Denies Sexual Harassment Report Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain kept his Washington campaign schedule as his team accused "inside-the-Beltway media" of attacking him with allegations that he sexually harassed two women in the 1990s.

  • "We said from the very beginning that is was something which was potentially very important and that one should not underestimate the gravity of the situation... we were not pleasing a lot of interlocutors including the governments that had a tendency to say 'no it's not that important, it's not a big deal' and so forth and I would say that unfortunately experience has proved that our diagnosis was right," Jean Claude Trichet, outgoing head of the European Central Bank told CNBC in an interview.

  • Supercommittee Pressure Mounts     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Will the Supercommittee be able to cut $4 trillion from the deficit, with Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post; James Pethokoukis, CNBC contributor; Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard columnist; and CNBC's Bill Griffeth.

  • Both Sides Must Compromise on Deficit: Nancy Pelosi Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 5:09 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Republicans and Democrats have to compromise if there is going to be deficit reduction, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNBC Friday.

  • One-on-One With Nancy Pelosi     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    November 23 marks the deadline for the Super Committee to decide on a debt deal. Both sides have come up with their proposals, but cannot seem to move past partisan differences. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) House Democratic leader regarding the situation on both sides.

  • Solyndra Documents     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that the House Energy & Commerce Committee is considering asking for a subpoena to get White House documents related to Solyndra. And the White House announces it's going to do a review of the DOE's loan portfolio.

  • Small-Cap IPOs     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    President Obama's job council called small-cap companies "the key to job growth" earlier this month. Small-cap IPOs are at their lowest level since 1985. CNBC's John Harwood speaks to David Weild, Grant Thornton, about how to fix the problem.

  • Occupy Wall Street - In Haiku Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:26 PM ET

    The Economist is posting a contest by the Kauffman Foundation, which has asked top economic bloggers to describe their outlook through haiku.

  • European Shares Mixed at Close     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 11:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Mary Thompson, Rick Santelli & Carl Quintanilla report details of how the European markets are closing as the debt deal rally fades. With Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, and Michelle Meyer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. economist.

  • Blog: How Will China Support the Eurozone? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Traffic is seen on Dianmen Street in Beijing, China.

    Even if China would like to support the Eurozone, it cannot bail out risky crisis economies. There is a win-win solution, but that requires concessions on both sides.

  • Dick Grasso on Occupy Wall Street     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Dick Grasso, former NYSE chairman & CEO, discusses whether big banks "bastardized" capitalism's name among the masses. He also shares his views on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Gauging the Fallout of Another Rescue Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:43 AM ET

    Another European plan to fix its sovereign debt problem has initiated another sharp market rally. But will the enthusiasm over the latest rescue effort last longer than the optimism that greeted past plans, only to slowly fade away? The New York Times reports

  • Economy Alters How Americans Are Moving Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:38 AM ET
    Los Angeles

    The continuing economic downturn has drastically altered the internal migration habits of Americans, turning the flood of migrants into the Sun Belt and out of states like New York, Massachusetts and California into a relative trickle, an analysis of recent federal data confirms, the New York Times reports.

  • Super Committee Must Find $1.5T     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Super Committee must find $1.5T in cuts over the next decade and CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Supercommittee Squabbles     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing the dueling deficit plans coming from both sides of the Supercommittee, with Rep. David Dreier (R-CA).

  • Portman on Regulation     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 7:46 PM ET

    Business regulation vs. growth, with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who discusses how he would improve the climate for business.

  • Kudlow Commentary: The Economy     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 7:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says he may have been a bit too pessimistic about the economy, and that bashing rich people doesn't create jobs. Robert Johnson, RLJ Companies; Gen. Wesley Clark, Rodman & Renshaw; Rick Lazio, former Congressman (R-NY); and Sam Wurzelbacher, Congressional candidate (R-OH) discuss what can be done to increase economic growth.

  • Dallara: Europe Gets a Debt Deal     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    The market whip, with Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com; Jim Iurio, TJM Institutional Services; and Ken Heebner, Capital Growth Management. And Charles Dallara, former asst. Treasury Secretary who negotiated the Greek debt agreement, discusses what happened behind closed doors leading up to the deal.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Wall Street Protests

    I locate a great deal of the power of Occupy Wall Street in the name itself, Occupy Wall Street, or #OccupyWallStreet. It works because the name contains everything you need to know: the tactic and the target. The name is also modular.

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