Political Leaders


  • Italy: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Save?     Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    "Italy has much more systemic implications than Greece, its debt is larger than the rest of the periphery put together, it is too big to fail, too big to save and we have a government that has not succeeded so far to have the credibility of the markets on its reform program," Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BoA Merrill Lynch, Global Research, told CNBC.

  • Your Currency Trade If Europe Gets Worse Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 8:49 PM ET

    Europe is officially in crisis mode, but the euro is hanging tough. Here's how to prepare if uncertainty seems primed to rise on Monday.

  • Romney Romances the Tea Party?     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Debating whether Herman Cain can move beyond the harassment charges, and refocus on his campaign. Also does Mitt Romney's new spending plan include enough spending cuts, and will the Tea Party support it? Michael Steele, former RNC Chairman; Jamal Simmons, The Raben Group; and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, weigh in.

  • Will Greek Win Open Door for Bailout?     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, reports the latest details Greece's PM key win on confidence vote and the bailout package for Greece, with Daniel Speckhard, fmr U.S. ambassador to Greece, and Nick Economides, NYU Stern School professor.

  • Greek PM Wins Confidence Vote 153 to 147     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the details on Greece's Papandreous key win on Friday night and its impact on global markets.

  • Greek PM Wins Confidence Vote     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the Greek PM wins the confidence vote, and discussing the fallout from the vote, with Daniel Speckhard, fmr U.S. ambassador to Greece; Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 3:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Simon Hobbs have the latest details on Greece and the no confidence vote tonight on Greek PM, George Papandreou's government. Also, its impact on global markets.

  • Jobs in America     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    A breakdown of October's employment data and insight on what it will take for D.C. to get on the same page and generate jobs the country needs to recover, with Ron Christie, GOP strategist; Marc Morial, The National Urban League, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • G20 Latest     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober & Stephen Sedgwick have the details on Greece Parliament's key confidence vote and the G20 summit.

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama said world leaders have made important progress at the G20 summit to put their economic recoveries on firmer footing, adding that all countries have an enormous stake in the outcome of Europe's debt crisis.

  • President Obama's G20 News Conference     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    President Barack Obama discusses what is on the G20 summit agenda, including work to avoid another depression.

  • Ken Langone: OWS Babies in Adult Bodies     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:37 AM ET

    Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman/president, says people should stop complaining about what they want and work hard, adding that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are babies in adult bodies, not knowing what they want to be when they "grow up." He says that the lowered literacy rate in the next generation is blamed on family structure and students lack of discipline; with Ron Baron, Baron Capital.

  • China Help With EU Bailout: 'Very Likely'     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    "They have internal resistance in China to putting any bailout money in Europe. Obviously China wants to play on the international stage more and get involved in the IMF eventually. So I think it very likely there will be some help eventually, maybe into the IMF," Philip Chan, director of institutional equity strategy at Shenyin Wanguo, told CNBC.

  • GOP Looks for a Hero; Can it Find One?     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 7:55 PM ET

    Insight on the emerging allegations against presidential runner Herman Cain. Can the GOP find its hero? E.J. Dionne, Washington Post; James Pethokoukis, AEI Economics; and Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, discuss. "The right end of the party is looking for a hero and can't find one," says Dionne.

  • Herman Cain Toughs it Out     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 7:48 PM ET

    Despite more anonymous charges against Herman Cain, he appears to be toughin it out in the polls. Robert Costa, National Review, discusses.

  • Greek Drama Continues: Accusations of Lying     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Drama continues in Greece, as the opposition leader accuses Greek PM, George Papandreou of lying and calls for his resignation. CNBC's Carolin Schober has the details.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 3 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.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Will the Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke soon follow the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi? In his first action as Jean-Claude Trichet’s replacement, Draghi cut the ECB target rate by a quarter percent to 1.25 percent from 1.5 percent. It was a surprise.

  • Mario Gabelli on Greece Woes     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    Discussing Greece's future, Europe's woes, and where's he's putting his money to work, with Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman/CEO.

  • Turmoil in Greece Rages On     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober has the latest details on the leader of the Greek opposition party's passionate plea for prime minister, George Papandreou to resign.