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  • More support for US action abroad: NBC/WSJ Poll Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    The percentage of Americans who believe the United States should become more active in world affairs has increased, according to an NBC/WSJ poll.

  • This issue won't sway voters like it used to Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Obamacare ranks very low when the most enthusiastic voters are asked he main reason they're excited about voting in upcoming Congressional elections.

  • Must-do list confronts do-nothing Congress Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    With summer's end and upcoming elections, Congress looks to prevent a government shutdown and extend a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.

  • Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington's failure to act on immigration as a prime example of the cynical decision-making he said must end in Washington.

  • Obama to reveal ISIS battle plan this week Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration reform in a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

    President Obama will address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists, telling NBC News the U.S. will "hunt down" the terrorists. Plus, immigration reform.

  • What's at stake in a NC Senate debate? Plenty Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

    The race between North Carolina's Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis heats up with what will be a closely watched debate.

  • The midterm issues     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on the fight for the Senate.

  • Obama's magic number is 40 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here's why 40 is the key number for the GOP to regain control of the Senate in this fall's midterm elections, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.

  • Iraq involvement not over: Defense Secretary Hagel Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue as the threat from ISIS is more dangerous than that from al-Qaeda, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. NBCNews reports.

  • Iowa Senate race focuses on Ex-Im Bank     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the race between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley as economic issues and the Export-Import bank debate take center stage.

  • Democrats don't want to solve tax-inversion issue Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    It's in the Democrats' best interest to keep the tax-inversion fight going, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.

  • Meet the man who irks conservatives on Obamacare Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt.

    The fait accompli attitude of Michael Leavitt, the former GOP governor of Utah, toward Obamacare is drawing criticism from conservatives.

  • Should US do more or less in Iraq? Lawmakers weigh in Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Shiite Mustafa prayer hall, or Husseiniya, in the southwest of the northern Kurdish controlled Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

    Lawmakers weighed in on President Barack Obama's authorization of "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq.

  • Clintons want DNC to be cool, push for Brooklyn Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Sources close to the Clintons insist they are pushing for Brooklyn to be the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. NYT reports.

  • Democrats urge Obama to stop inversions on his own Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

    Three senators urged Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas.

  • How Paul Ryan plans to tackle poverty Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan's new strategy for federal anti-poverty efforts does not aim to cut spending. Instead, it seeks to consolidate an array of programs.

  • Global chaos still hurts Hillary Clinton Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton remarks on Women Decison-Makers in the Global Economy at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state ties her political standing to the condition of U.S. foreign policy even after her D.C. departure.

  • Obama, Dems holding tax reform hostage: Norquist Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform

    There's been "nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing" from Obama on corporate tax cuts in five years, Grover Norquist tells CNBC.

  • Symptom of tax reform: Lacamp     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman; Larry McDonald, Newedge; Jim Lacamp, UBS; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, discuss tax reform, and what President Obama can do to fix the system.

  • Lawmaker to press SEC on Ackman's Allergan tactics Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Pershing Square Capital Management CEO Bill Ackman speaks during an interview in New York.

    A Republican congressman will pressure the Securities and Exchange Commission for reforms after Bill Ackman's efforts to take over Allergan.