• Same as it ever was: Congress still broken Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The GOP's promises of a functional legislative branch was exactly what we thought it was: complete nonsense, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Congressional Republicans name new budget referee Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans Friday named economist Keith Hall to serve as Capitol Hill's budget referee as director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The budget office provides cost estimates of legislation and other research to Congress to better inform their policy decisions. "His vast understanding of economic and labor...

  • Obama flip-flops on FCC transparency: Chaffetz Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

    President Obama has not supported Congress in getting clarity from the FCC on net neutrality, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells CNBC.

  • Who wins—and who loses—on net neutrality rules Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    The FCC is widely expected to pass new rules Thursday that classify the Internet as a public utility, and there's a clear list of winners and losers.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Homeland Security funding has come down to this Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    The Senate Democratic Caucus, led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2015, to urge Republicans to support a "clean bill" to fund the Homeland Security Department.

    Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of DHS, putting pressure on House Republicans to accept.

  • Senate Dems agree to GOP plan for DHS funding Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid talks with reporters about DHS funding, February 25, 2015.

    Senate Democrats OK a GOP plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions opposed by Obama.

  • GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress. After she gave her semiannual economic report, GOP lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee grilled Yellen with a basket of complaints.

  • Homeland Security standoff: The Republican risk Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    The latest standoff on funding—for the Department of Homeland Security—is riskier for Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood explains.

  • Sen. Heitkamp, getting Yellen's point of view  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-N.D.), shares her thoughts on Janet Yellen's testimony on Fed monetary policy

  • Sen. Heitkamp: No factual basis to deny Keystone permit  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-N.D.), shares her thoughts on President Obama's veto of the Keystone pipeline. The whole issue is purely political, says Heitkamp.

  • Immigration stalemate: The economic toll Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters on Feb. 24, 2015, in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    The legal and political debate over immigration reform often overlooks the economic cost of inaction.

  • GOP considers short-term Homeland Security funding Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from his office in the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber to open debate on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    As the deadline looms for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate looks to a short-term extension.

  • Long way to go in raising wages: David Axelrod Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    David Axelrod

    The minimum wage debate will be a key focus of the 2016 presidential election, the former senior advisor to President Obama told CNBC.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional.

  • Homeland Security shutdown may actually happen Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.

    A shutdown of the department of Homeland Security is looking increasingly likely, according to the New York Times.

  • A plan to boost college-saving plans: Rep. Jenkins Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.

    Rep. Jenkins is seeking support for a bill that will boost 529 college-savings plans — not tax them, like President Obama proposed.

  • Obama patriotism flap 'insane': Ex-Romney advisor Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Rudy Giuliani should not have questioned President Obama's love of America, a former advisor to Republican Mitt Romney tells CNBC.

  • Finally! A political scandal GOP, Dems agree on Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kisses fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, after he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term as Governor in Salem, Ore.

    Political scandals tend to be debatable but here's one that both Republicans and Democrats can finally agree on!

  • ISIS claims beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.