Political Leaders


  • A potential power shift in Italy?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Discussing Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy's president, Jacopo Barigazzi, journalist and policy analyst in Milan, says that Italy needs a "strong figure" as president, as Italy still needs to overcome its economic crisis, and the president has more power than its prime minister.

  • 2016 run decision by end of March: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    Possible GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio tells CNBC in a Web extra interview that if he were to run for the White House he believes he could win with a relevant message that would resonate.

  • Problem with Cuba deal: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on the deal made between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), weighs in on reforming the current tax system and fast-tracking trade agreements.

  • Sen. Rubio: High hopes for education  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on offering students free community college.

  • Russia braces for ‘junk’ downgrade as oil drags Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 3:48 AM ET
    Red Square, Moscow, Russia

    The ruble continues to fall, sanctions are biting and the slide in the price of oil shows no sign of slowing and it's hitting Russia hard.

  • UAE oil minister: OPEC won't back down  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down again today, as the spread between WTI and Brent narrowed. OPEC announced it would still not cut production.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil drops, equities drop  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another big drop in oil dragged down equities. A GS forecast that said oil could go to $40 and OPEC refusing to cut production were the reasons why.

  • Obama's big political 'whiff': Ian Bremmer  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, says it's astonishing no representative from President Obama's administration attended the unity rally of political leaders in Paris.

  • Congressman: DC killed confidence for too long Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip (D-MD).

    Washington has undermined confidence in the private sector for far too long, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tells.

  • Here's what will boost economy: Rep. Hoyer  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D-Md.), weighs in on the challenges ahead as Congress prepares to tackle key issues such as tax reform, jobs, and the Keystone pipeline.

  • I hope Hillary runs... she probably will: Marc Lasry  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital chairman & CEO, discusses his support of Hillary Clinton if she chooses to run in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC blames US for oil prices  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude ended a little higher on the day, after Brent went under $50 last night. A significant build in gasoline could mean even lower prices at the pump.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil in $30s next?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped another 4 percent today as traders look at the global economy and wonder where the tipping point actually is.

  • Iranian ties with the West  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    Iranian oil minister has announced that they will double oil exports once sanctions are lifted, at the same time as the US Senate is debating the Keystone XL Pipeline. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses further, saying that Iran needs economic growth to stay in power.

  • Europe’s start-up leader: The French? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Emiota representative Johann Gobba wears Belty, a smart belt from Paris-based Emiota, at CES Unveiled, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show media preview day, January 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Protests against Uber or court cases against Google notwithstanding, start-ups are thriving in France, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Clinton bridge to Dem's divide: Orszag  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    Peter Orszag, Citigroup, shares his thoughts on Hillary Clinton's probable run in the 2016 election. I think she'd be a great president, says Orszag. And Dick Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo chairman & CEO, explains why he would pick Jeb Bush over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

  • Eric Cantor

    Obama must pursue growth through trade policy, while Republicans must deal with differences over immigration and fund Homeland Security, Eric Cantor tells CNBC.

  • Eric Cantor's agenda for a new Congress  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    Eric Cantor, Moelis & Company vice chair, shares his views on why Congress must find common ground and focus on a growth mandate.

  • New Congress, old battles?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-Va.), shares his thoughts on what he expects to see in the next two years on Capitol Hill.