Political Leaders


  • Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    There were three winners in the CNBC debate: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Rick Perry was the obvious loser because of his memory lapse.

  • Rick Santorum: The Iranian Threat Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Rick Santorum

    We must work with Israel to determine the proper military response needed to stabilize the region, protect our allies and protect this country – if that includes targeted airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, then I am prepared to authorize that action.

  • Republican Candidates Give Housing a Short Sale Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Shame on the Republican candidates for president. Shame on them for showing up at debate specifically targeting the U.S. economy with not one credible, rational, even reputable notion of what to do about the nation's housing mess.

  • Bernanke's Q&A     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke takes questions from military families about the economy at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas.

  • What the Euro's Strength Is Really About Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    Partial solar eclipse, Manila, Philippines

    Doomsday talk about Europe has been everywhere, but the euro keeps hanging in. Here's one strategist's reason why.

  • Pro-Euro Economist Papademos Takes Charge in Greece Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Lucas Papademos

    Lucas Papademos might have been hoping to gently ease into retirement after close to four decades as an economist and central banker.

  • Steve Forbes Debate Reaction     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    Discussing whether Republicans will have a chance at winning the 2012 election if the best nominee who can address the economy is selected, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman/editor-in-chief and Bob Shrum, Democratic strategist.

  • David Walker Not to Run for Senate     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 8:17 AM ET

    Clearly Romney is the favorite for the Republican nomination, says David Walker, Comeback America Initiative founder/president/CEO, who adds that Romney's plans for taxes is more reflective of political reality. Walker also discusses why he will not run for Senate in Connecticut.

  • Rick Perry on Today Show     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:20 AM ET

    Texas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry appears on the Today show to discuss his performance on last night's debate.

  • Pressure From Abroad Mounts on Italy     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    Hugo Dixon, editor of Reuters Breaking View, told CNBC "It is now clear is that by the middle of next week, we will either have a national unity government or we will be into snap elections."

  • Danger Underground     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:04 AM ET

    There are 2.5 million miles of pipelines criss-crossing our country, and the age of some of those pipelines is raising concern. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at what happens when pipelines fail, and what is being done to prevent disasters.

  • Levees on the Brink     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:03 AM ET

    The American Society of Civil Engineers rates our nation's 100,000 miles of levees with a grade of a D-. So what area of the country is most at risk for a levee failure?

  • The I-35W Bridge Collapse     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:02 AM ET

    The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse in 2007 was a real awakening when it comes to the state of our infrastructure. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera meets with one family that experienced that awaking first hand.

  • State of Our Nation's Bridges     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:01 AM ET

    America's infrastructure crisis stretches coast to coast. One of the worst problems facing the country -- the state of our nation's bridges.

  • State of Our Nation's Bridges     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:01 AM ET

    America's infrastructure crisis stretches coast to coast. One of the worst problems facing the country -- the state of our nation's bridges.

  • GOP Debate Drilldown     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:51 PM ET

    Discussing who won Wednesday's GOP debate, with Sara Fagen, former White House political director; Keith Boykin, democratic strategist; Phil Musser, New Frontier Strategy; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Carl Quintanilla.

  • College & the Candidates     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on what the students had to say about tonight's GOP debate.

  • CEOS' Candidate Critique     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:48 PM ET

    Discussing which candidate did best with the issue of jobs, with Leo Hindery, Intermedia Partners; Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association CEO, and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • The Democratic Response to GOP Debate     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:42 PM ET

    President Obama won this debate tonight, says Ted Strickland, former Ohio governor, (D), commenting on the GOP debate, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Concerns About Social Issues     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:37 PM ET

    Another student thought the candidates had a lot of great things to say. He's pro-life and he wants to know more about what the strong candidates have to say about social issues.