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  • 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.

  • Obamacare could be saved by 'nuclear option' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    Sen. Harry Reid

    When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went "nuclear" last winter, he just might have saved a major part of Obamacare from a huge challenge it faces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.