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  • House Democrats best GOP rival in fundraising Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank accounts, officials said. At the same time, the National Republican Congressional Committee said donors gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority.

  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $51M banked Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank accounts, officials said. At the same time, the National Republican Congressional Committee said donors gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority.

  • Senate Republicans block bill on contraception Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. But Democrats hope the issue has enough life to energize female voters in the fall, when Republicans are threatening to take control of the Senate.

  • Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says ratings for Brazilian president Dilma Roussef will fall post-World Cup. He later discusses the outlook for the BRICS nations.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • Brazil's soccer wipeout may wipe out its president Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:41 PM ET
    An emotional fan reacts to Brazil's brutal 7-1 loss to Germany during the World Cup's semi-final match Tuesday.

    After Brazil's brutal World Cup loss, its populace could focus on the tournament's costs amid a flagging economy.

  • Indonesia elections: Scenes from the vote Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    After a month of intense campaigning, Indonesians voted on July 9 to elect their first new president in a decade.

  • What's unusual about the Indonesian election?     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:37 PM ET

    Douglas Ramage, Country Representative for Indonesia at BowerGroupAsia, says the fact that both candidates hail from opposition camps is unusual for Indonesian politics.

  • Indonesia kicks off closely-fought general elections Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:53 PM ET
    Supporters of Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesians began voting in a presidential election between the old guard who flourished under autocratic rule and a new breed of politician.

  • Indonesia votes: 5 things you need to know Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto (L) and Joko Widodo (R).

    Indonesians go to the polls this Wednesday to vote for a new president that will rule Southeast Asia's biggest economy for the next five years.

  • Why is Washington so bad at crisis management? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden.

    NBC News explores the reasons behind poor crisis management in the White House.

  • Bloomberg tries to beat NRA at its own game Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    Michael Bloomberg

    A group founded by former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to canvass every House and Senate member or candidate for their gun views. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • GOP picks spot for convention in key swing state Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Buildings in the downtown skyline are reflected in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, April 12, 2014.

    The GOP national convention to nominate a presidential candidate in 2016 will likely be held in Cleveland, the Republican National Committee said.

  • Boehner lawsuit threat offers midterm fodder Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    House Speaker John Boehner looks to push the House to sue President Obama over executive actions, but what does it mean? NBC News reports.

  • Dixie twist: Miss. voter law lifts Thad Cochran Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel, June 24, 2014 in Jackson, Miss.

    Since Mississippi voters don't register by party, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran got Democratic support to defeat his tea party challenger.

  • GOP establishment has lost its way: Senator Rubio Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Marco Rubio

    The Republican party establishment has forgotten about the free-enterprise and limited-government principles that the country needs to get back on track, Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC.

  • Raise the gas tax or steal from our kids: Corker Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker

    The best way to keep government transportation coffers full without hurting future generations is to increase the gas tax, Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • Boehner pledges big bucks to some GOP campaigns Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks following the House Republican Conference meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he would donate $1.5 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee. NBC News reports.

  • Election anxiety looms over Indonesia markets Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:09 AM ET
    Indonesian frontrunner and presidential candidate Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo addresses supporters during a campaign rally in his hometown Solo city, central Java island.

    Indonesia's presidential election is two weeks away and a narrowing lead for frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo spells uncertainty for local markets.

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