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  • US would be Europe if we had listened to GOP: Dem Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen

    The U.S. would look just like Europe today had the country followed Republican calls for austerity after the financial crisis, Rep. Chris Van Hollen tells CNBC.

  • Clock ticking for Obama's man on massive trade deal Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

    As the man pursuing a massive Pacific trade deal for the president, Michael Froman faces a few challenges and just a few months to get it done.

  • Politics comes down with measles, GOP on defensive Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.

  • Obama faces business backlash over cash tax Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Homeland Security about the administration's fiscal year 2016 budget request released earlier today February 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    President Obama saw protests from business, rivals and allies after he unveiled plans for a tax on corporate cash, the FT reports.

  • Veronique De Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University, says U.S. President Barack Obama should be focusing on tax reform, rather than targeting corporate overseas earnings.

  • What 'American Sniper' says about 2016 election Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper"

    Hey, 2016 presidential candidates — Are you paying attention to what "American Sniper" is telling you?

  • DC has target on Wall Streeters: Evercore CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore Partners

    The case of Antonio Weiss shows that Congress will not confirm successful candidates from Wall Street, Evercore CEO Ralph Schlosstein told CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • Strong dollar continues to drag  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    Volatility is going to continue, says William Daley, Argentiere Capital, discusses the impact of a strong dollar on multinational companies.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs...

  • Obama + tax reform = political firestorm Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama just retreated after a live-fire experiment in tax reform and deficit reduction.

  • Cooperation in Washington DOA? Not so fast Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.

  • Washington has ZERO credibility: Bill Ehrman Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Recent moves by the Swiss and Chinese are about one thing: credibility. Washington, on the other hand, has zero credibility, says hedge-fund manager Bill Ehrman.

  • Obama's goals wrong: Boehner Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's tax plans and veto threats "just aren't the wrong policies, they're the wrong priorities."

  • 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.