• Is Obama the only realist in Washington? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    The war to win back the middle class is far more important to our future than any conflicts abroad. And President Obama seems to be the only realist in Washington, this professor says.

  • I fear Obama will inflame the GOP: Eric Cantor Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    The former House majority leader says he's worried that President Obama will "inflame and conflict with" the new Republican Congress in his State of the Union speech.

  • Stocks that may get a State of the Union boost Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For the best trade around the State of the Union, political and financial analysts recommend housing and basic economy-related stocks.

  • Obama's speech plan: Put GOP on defensive on taxes Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama has two goals: further associate himself with the recovering economy and tilt the Democratic Party toward a populist platform, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Larry Kudlow, CNBC's senior contributor, explains why middle-income wage earners will benefit from a cut in corporate taxes.

  • Can Obama bridge political divide?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, provide their thoughts on what we can expect to hear from President Obama when he addresses the nation Tuesday night.

  • Get ready for more brawls in Washington Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Greco-Roman Wrestling

    There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • Stingy Medicaid: How much does it really save? Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    People wait for evening dinner outside the Salvation Army in Texarkana, Ark., last May.

    The New York Times reports that a tightfisted government imposes very real costs, especially for those benefiting from Medicaid. The NYT reports.

  • US Chamber's 2015 agenda  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO, discusses key priorities for 2015.

  • 2016 run decision by end of March: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    Possible GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio tells CNBC in a Web extra interview that if he were to run for the White House he believes he could win with a relevant message that would resonate.

  • Problem with Cuba deal: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on the deal made between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), weighs in on reforming the current tax system and fast-tracking trade agreements.

  • Sen. Rubio: High hopes for education  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on offering students free community college.

  • Do the poor have it easy? Pew's controversial study Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    A woman receives bags of food during a Community Food Bank giveaway for the needy, Aug. 21, 2014, in Firebaugh, Calif.

    A closer look at the data from a study by Pew Research shows that the wealthy are not alone in their criticism of government handouts.

  • Congressman: DC killed confidence for too long Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip (D-MD).

    Washington has undermined confidence in the private sector for far too long, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tells.

  • Here's what will boost economy: Rep. Hoyer  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D-Md.), weighs in on the challenges ahead as Congress prepares to tackle key issues such as tax reform, jobs, and the Keystone pipeline.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives failed on Wednesday to round up enough votes for a bill scaling back various financial reforms, a surprising defeat in an area conservatives hoped to prioritize this year. Republican Party leaders brought forward numerous bills to revamp financial reforms under President Barack Obama's...

  • Wait! Don't raise gas taxes just yet Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    A customer puts gas into a vehicle at the U-gas station in Miami, Florida.

    Gas prices may be at their lowest in five years but wait just a second before you go raising gas taxes, says Jake Novak.

  • Europe’s start-up leader: The French? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Emiota representative Johann Gobba wears Belty, a smart belt from Paris-based Emiota, at CES Unveiled, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show media preview day, January 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Protests against Uber or court cases against Google notwithstanding, start-ups are thriving in France, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Clinton bridge to Dem's divide: Orszag  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    Peter Orszag, Citigroup, shares his thoughts on Hillary Clinton's probable run in the 2016 election. I think she'd be a great president, says Orszag. And Dick Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo chairman & CEO, explains why he would pick Jeb Bush over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.