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  • Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MIAMI— When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

  • 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.

  • Democrats to visit potential 2016 convention sites Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    The DNC said it will visit Birmingham, Alabama, on July 21-22; Cleveland on Aug. 4-5; Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 6-7; New York on Aug. 11-12; Philadelphia on Aug. 13-14; and Phoenix on Sept. 10-11. Republicans have two finalists for its convention: Dallas and Cleveland.

  • 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.

  • Life of tea party depends on primary turnout     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    The Mississippi runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel holds big implications for the future of the GOP, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Prisons offer captive market for gadget makers Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Slammer-ready typewriters, tablets and flatscreen TVs come with security screws and clear plastic for easy inspection. NBC reports.

  • Fiscal battles loom for House Republican leaders Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building.

    With new leaders in place, Congress faces more big fights over funding for highway construction and government agencies in the coming months.

  • New setbacks hurt Obama's standing: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that just 41 percent of Americans now approve of Obama's handling of his job, reversing an uptick this spring.

  • Hillary has experience to be prez: NBC-WSJ poll Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that voters think Hillary Clinton has the knowledge and experience to handle the presidency.

  • Iraq is the 'last nail in Obama's coffin': Pro     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:17 PM ET

    Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macrolytics, says the crisis in Iraq will have a spill over effect in U.S. politics and result in a "Republican takeover."

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults.

  • Brat: Cantor defeat 'was basically a miracle' Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Seventh District US Congressional Republican candidate, David Brat.

    Tea party activist David Brat tells CNBC his stunning victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was nothing short of a miracle.

  • Kudlow: Reclaiming Reagan's economic voice Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Significant U.S. corporate tax reform could help improve middle class wages and jobs and attract investment from around the world.