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  • 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.

  • Why these elections matter for this big biz group Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    The US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

    Perhaps no election in recent history has been as important for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's own sense of self.

  • Is tea party out of gas?     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood follows up on the results from Tuesday's GOP primary elections and takes a look at where the balance of power now stands.

  • Mid-term balance of power: Harwood     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    Looking at the balance of power in the Senate and how voters feel about the President and Congress. Do the Democrats have a "brand advantage" in several Senate races?

  • Political brand names could be key for Dems Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Democrats may have something going for them: legacy candidates who are sons and daughters of familiar political figures in their states.

  • Midterms' civil war: GOP hits back on tea party Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Sen. Mitch McConnell campaigning May 17, 2014, in Adairville, Ky.

    The tea party's still out there challenging the Republican establishment, but what's different is that Republican leaders are pushing back—hard.

  • Super Tuesday: Balance of power at stake     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the upcoming elections and why this year may be the republican's best chance to take back the Senate.

  • If GOP takes Senate, tax reform possible: Corker Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Pfizer's effort to bolt to the U.K. points to "tremendous problems" with the U.S. corporate tax structure, Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

  • With mid-term elections nearing, Sara Fagen, partner at DDC Advocacy; and Tara Dowdell, Democratic strategist, discuss which strategy the Democrats will use hold seats in Congress.

  • This could help Democrats stave off election loss Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol Building.

    Strong economic data could give Democrats enough lift to hold onto the Senate.

  • Breaking with GOP, Romney backs minimum wage hike Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Romney is the third high-profile Republican in the past two weeks to say that resistance to a minimum wage hike is hurting the GOP's brand—NBC News.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • Cut tax breaks for high incomes: Obama advisor Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    The chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors advocated cutting tax breaks and incentives for high-income households.

  • Donors getting ready to jilt Christie for Jeb Bush? Friday, 2 May 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Jeb Bush’s public examination of a run for president is forcing many of them to rethink their allegiance to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.

  • Obamacare enrollments approach 8.02 million Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    A man purchases an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in the Mall of Americas on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the enrollment tally exceeded expectations, and "demonstrated brisk demand for quality, affordable coverage."