Discussing a deal within Congress to end stimulus, with Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president; Tracy Sefl, Democratic strategist; and Lenwood Brooks, Policy director for Public Note.» Read More
Miracle of miracles! Congress appears to be moving quickly on the Treasury bill. Rep. Barney Frank said that Treasury was accepting an equity stake in companies as part of the plan.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Tuesday called for a high-level commission to study the current economic crisis and claimed that a corrupt and excessive Wall Street had betrayed American workers.
For the past year the ongoing crisis in the housing and credit markets has set a gloomy backdrop for the 2008 presidential race, fueling voters' anxieties about the economy and desire for change.
An independent watchdog group says that Republican John McCain's campaign violated a pledge not to air any negative TV ads on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Then there’s this lead story in the Wall Street Journal: “Palin Lifts McCain’s Support.” A WSJ/NBC poll now has the presidential race even, and it’s the Palin effect that explains the shift.
As job losses in the United States have leaped, a second economic stimulus package has become “warranted and necessary,” House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told CNBC Monday.
John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership has asked Washington for 10 times more money per citizen for pet projects.
A bad jobs number on Friday could provoke more worries about the economy, and give the Democrats more ammunition against the GOP.
On CNBC last night Jack Welch, GE’s CEO from that firm’s salad days in the ’80s and ’90s, pointed out the dangers of a three-house Democratic sweep. He says it’s dangerous for both the stock market and the economy.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, ending a string of defeats and allowing her to soldier on in a Democratic presidential nomination race that now seems unlikely to end any time soon.
Republican John McCain, whose running mate disclosed that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, has opposed spending federal money on teen-pregnancy prevention programs.
Republicans staged a subdued opening to their storm-shadowed national convention on Monday, seeking aid for the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Gustav as well as support to send John McCain to the White House
John McCain tore up the script for his Republican National Convention on Sunday, ordering the cancellation of all but essential opening-day activities as Hurricane Gustav churned toward New Orleans.
Neither of the two contenders for president understands the economy and they are likely to cause more problems than they would solve, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.
In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender
Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Presidential election years are usually good for stocks, no matter which party wins, while the market’s performance in the three months prior to the November vote is a reliable indicator of which candidate wins.
Democrats open their national convention Monday to formally nominate Barack Obama for president, but the party's unity theme faces a dangerous challenge from a key constituency — the one-quarter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's backers still angry she lost and who vow not to vote for the party standard-bearer in November.
Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden as a running mate sets the bar for his Republican rival John McCain, who could use his own pugnacious No. 2 to deliver attack lines and a solid debate performance.
For Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the host cities for the 2008 Republican National Convention, the upcoming assembly is less about politics and more about, well, money. The rewards can be considerable. The same goes for Denver, host city for the Democratic convention.