Acknowledging his past as a lobbyist, Wheeler told lawmakers at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on his nomination that at the FCC, he would advocate for the consumers' interest first: "My client will be the American public."» Read More
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered election officials not to print any mayoral ballots without Rahm Emanuel's name while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from the former White House chief of staff.
An Illinois Appeals Court ruled Monday that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election.
Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday.
U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, a Democrat representing North Dakota, will not seek reelection in 2012, NBC News has confirmed.
Charges by the US attorney against Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O’Donnell, a Republican and Tea Party favorite, of alleged illegal use of campaign funds are unfounded and an attempt to quash the Tea Party movement, O’Donnell, told CNBC Thursday.
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor although he spent much of the last two years living in Washington while working for President Barack Obama, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday.
The newly elected Congress needs to “get to work” to solve some of the country’s biggest problems or the American people will throw them out in two years, GOP Sen.-Elect Rob Portman of Ohio told CNBC Wednesday.
Steve Rattner, the veteran investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group who led the administration's effort to restructure the auto industry, says insider trading charges help clean up bad apples from Wall Street.
We are in an era of tremendous change as people are rediscovering those things that are most important to them, and often being forced to do so as the reality of layoffs and lack of job security set in.
America's "Number 1 domestic problem," the federal deficit, took center stage on Wednesday morning as President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission released its findings. Some members of the 18-member bipartisan deficit commission, appearing on CNBC Wednesday, weighed in with their thoughts. To read the full report,
Bill Clinton could sniff the political winds better than most 20th-Century politicians...President Obama is much more committed to his ideological slant, but that won't help his dream if he is a one-term President.
One of the world's top trendspotters is looking ahead to 2011 and seeing the trends that will change our society and forge new opportunities and industries.
Sarah Palin kicks off a major publicity tour today for her new book "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag." Nearly ever political pundit thinks this is part of her battle plan for defeating the Democrats - especially President Obama - in the next election even though she hasn’t yet declared herself an official contender.
House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader Wednesday despite massive party losses in this month's congressional elections that prompted some lawmakers to call for new leadership.
Move over, Mr. Obama. Donald Trump is “mulling over” whether to run for president.
Beyond Mr Obama’s signal that the administration was seeking to press the “reset” button with business, there were other reasons why corporate America had reason to cheer the election of a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
So what did our congressional representatives really learn from last Tuesday’s election? Not much, I fear.
Damn, those Republicans work fast — the jobs situation is already improving! In all seriousness, I am not (yet) willing to bet, based on a single recent data point, that the employment situation has turned around.
Stocks may take a breather after the past week's drama, as investors assess the new political dynamic in Washington and the effects of the Fed's latest effort to pump up the economy.