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  • 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.

  • Jobs, Mississippi equal good week for Democrats Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Workers use remote controls to check 32-inch television sets before they are repackaged at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, S.C., on May 29, 2014.

    A contentious Mississippi primary and a steady job growth report this week leaves Democrats smiling heading into midterms, POLITICO's Ben White says.

  • Frustrations of a gold-standard politician Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A day after winning a tight GOP senate primary in New Jersey, Jeff Bell, left, stands next to rival Richard Pezzullo during a news conference, June 4, 2014, in Freehold.

    N.J. GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell is finding people have little interest in hearing about a return to the gold standard.

  • The GOP's Dixie dilemma Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters, Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

    Do Republicans support Thad Cochran in a runoff and risk damaging tea partyer Chris McDaniel, who could wind up their nominee? Politico's Ben White reports.

  • Mississippi mud slinging     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports from Mississippi about a race between a long-term Senator and a tea-party favorite. The race could hold the key to Democrats maintaining control of the Senate.

  • Gunmakers may be fleeing liberal Northeast Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Smith & Wesson guns

    Gunmakers have long histories in New England's "Gun Valley," but politics may be pushing them out. Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Traitor or patriot? Snowden defends his actions Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:05 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden defended his report of the American government's surveillance programs to spy on its people, and described himself as a patriot.

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- A U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants is likely to come under attack this summer by industry opponents in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia could decide whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia may determine whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.

  • Putin speaks at International Economic Forum     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his thoughts on Russian President Putin and the SPIEF conference.

  • Is the tea party over? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    Movements like the tea party always tend to rise during periods of economic crisis, only to subside when things improve, Politico's Ben White says.