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  • Dems press blocks on corporate tax inversions plans Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Democrats, searching for campaign issues before November's congressional elections, have jumped on inversions, and several of them have offered bills that would curb the deals.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A local resident stands near flowers and mementos placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Rozspyne in Donetsk.

    In his reply to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports.

  • DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday. The DNC raised almost $9 million in June, while the Republican National Committee reported Sunday that it raised $8.5 million.

  • Christie's political engine: His BIG personality Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York, July 16,2014.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not decided yet to run for president, but he has a big political asset, his one-of-a-kind personality.

  • Sen Corker: 'Hallelujah' on new Russian sanctions Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker applauds President Obama's newly imposed sanctions on Russia for its role in destabilizing Ukraine.

  • INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some people's way of thinking, that's a win-win situation.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • Obama torn by faith groups vs gay work rules Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Obama is being pressed by religious groups demanding exclusion from an executive order to bar discrimination against gays by federal contractors. The NYT reports.

  • Big business pushes Congress on crumbling roads Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    As the Highway Trust Fund approaches exhaustion, business leaders are pushing for new roads and funds. The NYT reports.

  • Kerrey: Hillary likely Dem choice     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.) shares his thoughts on the likely Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election.

  • Schools pay Hillary $200K to speak as costs rise Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses students and faculty members at Georgetown University December 14, 2009 in Washington, DC. Clinton spoke about linking human rights to democracy and economic development, and taking an approach of 'principled pragmatism'.

    At least eight universities have shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for Clinton to speak on their campuses in the past year.

  • Obama looks to use executive action, duck Congress Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet on July 1, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

    Obama told his Cabinet to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress that is hampering his agenda.

  • Hillary, will she or won't she run?     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    CNBC Contributor Ben White, shares this take on the likelihood Hillary Clinton will enter the 2016 race for the While House.

  • Stewart Mills, (R-Minn.) congressional candidate, discusses his bid for Minnesota's 8th district. Obamacare is hurting a lot of people in our part of Minnesota, says Mills.

  • Political outlook for 2H     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood looks ahead at what's likely to drive the political agenda for the second half of the year.

  • Dems try end run on Boehner on unemployment Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Boehner has said repeatedly he won't support a bill that doesn't include tax incentives and other measures to create jobs, so Democrats are trying Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • What a primary runoff could say about GOP's future Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran

    The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.