Political Leaders


  • How Strong Will Mario Monti's Support Be?     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    Gianmaria Bergantino, head of Asset Management at the Bank Insinger de Beaufort, joined CNBC, to discuss the challenges for Mario Monti in forming a new Italian government.

  • There is no solution to the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone, and it’s an illusion to think that one lies on the horizon, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Cain's Libya Stumble Goes Viral Online Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 12:09 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain became badly flustered on Monday when asked to assess President Obama’s policy toward Libya, raising new questions about his command of foreign policy as he lurched over five minutes from awkward pauses to halting efforts to address the issue.

  • Insider Trading in Washington     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    There are new allegations about Congressional insider trading, according to CBS's 60 Minutes last night. CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 14 Nov 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.

  • Europe Still Has Grip on the Market     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    Futures become negative early this morning when Italy had to pay a euro-era high of more than six percent to borrow 5-year paper. Spain is starting to look worrisome as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Live From New York - It's CNBC on Saturday Night Live Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:02 PM ET
    Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    The SNL sketch spoofed CNBC's Republican candidates debate last week. You know, the one that highlighted three candidates: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and...uh...oops.

  • Italy's New Government     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the details on Mario Monti taking over as Italy's prime minister today, and whether he will provide a real relief for European markets.

  • There Is ‘No Way Out’ for Europe: Economist Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:57 AM ET

    There is no solution to the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone, and it’s an illusion to think that one lies on the horizon, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Welfare Reform Targets Workers’ Hours Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.

  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.

  • Exaggerations, Misstatements in Latest GOP Debate Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 4:33 PM ET
    GOP symbol and cash

    We found several exaggerations and misstatements in the latest Republican presidential candidates’ debate.

  • GOP Co-Chair: Debt Talks a 'Rollercoaster Ride' Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    The Republican co-chair of the so-called super committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit on Sunday called deliberations a "rollercoaster ride," and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Thanksgiving deadline.

  • Super Committee: Is Compromise Possible?     Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 7:34 PM ET

    Will the Congressional super committee be able to come to a bipartisan agreement and avert a government shutdown? Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-NJ), and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, (D-OH), weigh in.

  • Support Growing for Newt Gingrich?     Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 7:04 PM ET

    A look at where the GOP candidates stand, after Wednesday's debate, with Keith Boykin, The Daily Voice editor; Terry Jeffrey, CNS editor-In-chief, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal, senior economic writer.

  • Restoring Trust in Government and in the Workplace Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Decision to Trust

    Everyday there are new headlines confirming the dangerously low levels of trust that exist today. From government leaders to business scandals, this author asks, is any person or institution trustworthy anymore?

  • CEO Blog: When You're Leading - It's Not About You Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 10:37 AM ET

    Consider it one of the many paradoxes of leadership: It starts with the leader, but it’s never about the leader. Although leaders in business, politics, and other arenas shoulder tremendous responsibility, the focus can never be on them. They are stewards--servants, really--of a greater whole known as the community, the nation, the organization. That doesn’t make the job any easier, of course; in fact, it makes it all the more complex.

  • Italy May Need to Exit Euro: Roubini Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Italy may need to exit the euro zone and revert to its own national currency to resolve its debt crisis, thereby forcing the break-up of the euro zone, Nouriel Roubini wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times on Friday.

  • Will Super Committee Strike Deal?     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-SC) says the U.S. has a spending problem, and the super committee wants to raise taxes, discussing whether Congress will be able to strike a deal before the November 23rd deadline, wiith Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D-OH), and Rep. David Schweikert, (R-AZ)

  • Is Obama Playing Pipeline Politics?     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Was President Obama's decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline politically motivated? Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute president & CEO, weighs in.