Political Leaders


  • Herman Cain Leads NBC/WSJ Poll     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 6:19 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on the leaders in the GOP candidate race for the 2012 election.

  • Poll Shocker: Herman Cain Leads the Pack     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Discussing the winners and losers from Tuesday's night GOP debate, and whether this is Mitt Romney's race to lose, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; Richard Socarides, former senior advisor to President Clinton; and Mike Flynn, BigGovernment.com.

  • Cain Beats Romney as GOP Frontrunner for Primary Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Herman Cain

    Business executive Herman Cain has jumped to the top of the volatile Republican presidential race in a campaign season dominated by economic anxiety.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what energy traders will be watching in Thursday's session. The US Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural gas storage report at 1030am. EIA weekly petroleum inventory data follows tomorrow at 11am.

  • Plosser One-on-One     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:41 PM ET

    Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Fed president, explains why he does not see a double-dip recession happening in the United States.

  • Obama More Interested in Politics Than Progress: Ryan Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 10:25 AM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    President Obama needs to stop campaigning and start working with Republican lawmakers who are interested in finding common ground for policies that will improve the economy, Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

  • Cain: I'm the Only One Who Wants to Kill Tax Code Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Now that Herman Cain's stock has been rising in the Republican presidential scrabble, he's drawing a clear line between himself and the other candidates when it comes to taxes.

  • Cain's Plan to Reform the Tax Code     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Highlights from his recent participation in the Republican presidential candidate debate, with Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate, who explain's his 999 plan for tax reform, including deductions for those who invest in business.

  • EU Politicians Are 'Playing With Fire': Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    Slovakia will most probably cave in to international pressure and vote for the expansion of the euro zone's bailout fund, but the previous rejection should serve as a lesson, analysts told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Romney Looks Past Rivals as Debate Focuses on Economy Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    Mitt Romney offered a robust defense of the health care plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts and sought to look beyond his Republican presidential rivals at a debate here Tuesday night by presenting himself as the leader who is best prepared to take on President Obama.

  • Pension Shortfall Nearly Doubles in September Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:19 AM ET

    The aggregate shortfall of UK corporate pension schemes soared in September and is now at its second-highest level, new industry data show, as falling markets and bond yields sharply reduced returns.

  • High Expectaions From Donald Tsang's Speech     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Stuart Leckie, Chairman of Stirling Finance Hong Kong, talks about his expectations ahead of Chief Executive of Hong Kong Donald Tsang's speech.

  • Republican Primary Debate Preview     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 7:49 PM ET

    A look at whether tonight's GOP debate is do-or-die for Gov. Rick Perry, with David Goodfriend, SiriusXM "Left Jab" co-host; Mark Simone, WABC Radio talk show host; and Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard news service.

  • Romney's Big Endorsement     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review political reporter discusses the endorsement of Mitt Romney by New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie, and it's impact on the GOP race, with David Goodfriend, SiriusXM "Left Jab" co-host; Mark Simone, WABC Radio talk show host; and Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard news service. Also, CNBC's John Harwood has the details on Tuesday's key Senate votes on jobs and China currency bills, with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), and Byron Dorgan, Arent Fox senior policy advisor.

  • Occupy Wall Street: Live Blog Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    This is a live blog of CNBC's "Speaker's Corner" hosted in New York City where the group, Occupy Wall Street has set up camp.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 11 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.

  • EU Banks Face Higher Capital Thresholds Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    European authorities plan to set a higher than expected capital threshold for the region’s banks and give them six to nine months to achieve that level or face government recapitalisations under the auspices of the eurozone’s 440 billion euro rescue fund, senior regulators said. The FT reports.

  • Presidential Plans: Job Revival     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:12 PM ET

    The council on jobs and competitiveness met with President Obama today in Pittsburgh to proposed a plan to boost foreign investment by one trillion dollars. Robert Wolf, UBS Americas chairman weighs in.

  • U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. has charged two men, originally from Iran, for conspiracy to murder Saudi Arabian Ambassador.

  • Asher Edelman Supports Occupy Wall Street     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    "The government has given over $400B of free money to the banks and the only way we can pull ourselves out of this mess is to provide fiscal, with monetary policy," says Asher Edelman, ArtAssure founder/president who has joined in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the story.