Political Leaders


  • The euro was doomed from its inception and is the reason that Europe is in an appalling mess, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Noyer: French Banks May Need to Recapitalize     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    "It is possible that French banks will have (as others have) to reinforce their capital in the coming months," Christian Noyer, Governor of the Bank of France, told CNBC.

  • Clock Ticks as Market Hopes for Euro Zone Plan Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    Euro zone leaders are expected to come up with a substantive plan to solve the area’s crippling debt crisis by the time of the G20 leaders summit in Cannes on Nov. 3.  At the back of every investor’s mind is the thought that we could be setting ourselves up for a big fall.

  • Time for Protesters to Go Home?     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    Debating whether it's time for New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg to enforce the law and send the Occupy Wall Street protester packing, and will Herman Cain keep his lead in the polls, with Bernard Whitman, Whitman Insight Strategies; James Petholoukis, AEI economics columnist; and Ann Coulter, "Demonic" author.

  • Will Herman Cain Take the GOP Lead?     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether GOP presidential candidate, Herman Cain, can capitalize on his 9-9-9 tax reform plan and capture the nomination, with Bernard Whitman, Whitman Insight Strategies; James Petholoukis, AEI economics columnist; and Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist.

  • White House Axes Part of Health-Care Overhaul Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    The White House said it would not be able to implement a long-term care insurance program. The defunct initiative is the first big part of the health-care overhaul to get the axe.

  • Daley on the Disconnect     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood talks to White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley about the Occupy Wall Street protests and the disconnect between the financial sector and Main Street.

  • European Debt Woes     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    European debt woes continue to dominate market sentiment, with talk of a larger Greek haircut putting further pressure on the banking sector. That's keeping heads of state very busy: G20 finance ministers were meeting in Paris, EU finance ministers get together again later in the week, and a European leaders summit take place on October 23. Paul De Grauwe, professor of international economics at Leuven University, joined CNBC to discuss.

  • CNBC's John Harwood talks to White House Chief of Staff about President Obama's response to a Fox reporter about being a spokesperson for Mitt Romney.

  • Occupy Wall Street protests

    Not everyone camping out is thrilled with celebrities making an appearance with Occupy Wall Street.

  • Occupy Wall Street protests

    The “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York and similar demonstrations in many other cities in the US and around the world should serve as a wake-up call to the business community.

  • Herman Cain

    If done right, Herman Cain’s proposal to replace all federal taxes with a 9 percent income tax, 9 percent national sales tax, and 9 percent corporate tax makes good economic sense.

  • Italian PM Berlusconi Wins Key Confidence Vote Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a crucial vote of confidence on Friday, giving his struggling center-right government a new, but probably short, lease of life.

  • Milken Dream Act Reality     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the bill that could be a nightmare for tax payers.

  • Iran & Retaliation Options     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Details on Iran's assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., with NBC's Andrea Mitchell; and a look at retaliation options against Iran, with Rep. Peter King, (R-NY).

  • Cain's 9-9-9- Tax Plan     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing GOP candidate, Herman Cain's tax plan, with Rich Lowrie, Herman Cain campaign economic adviser, and Jared Bernstein, fmr. chief economist to vice-pres. Biden.

  • Day 27 on Occupy Wall Street     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    Political and business leaders are speaking out about the protests which have spread throughout the nation, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 13 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.

  • "The euro cannot be destabilized," Viviane Reding, European commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, told CNBC at the Women's Forum in Deauville, "we do not have a euro crisis¿ we have a crisis of public debt. I think the same one happens in the United States too. And we have a link to the crisis of banks, and this we have to settle."

  • A Reading List for Occupy Wall Street Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    Occupy Minneapolis protesters

    People "occupying" various cities are unhappy with a financial system they see favoring the few over the many. Do many of them even know how the financial system works? Half the time I can't figure it out. Cognito, a financial sector PR agency, is here to help!