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  • GOP Leadership

    GOP candidates could get ahead by advocating gold-backed money, says blogger Jeffrey Bell.

  • UK Needs Growth Not Just Austerity: Opposition Leader Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Ed Miliband, UK Labour party leader

    The UK needs a new economic plan for the 21st century that rewards the real wealth creators and not just "predators who are just interested in the fast buck", the Labour party leader  - the UK’s main opposition party  -  Ed Miliband said on Tuesday.

  • Chris Christie

    They are rich. They are unattached. They are looking for a little excitement. Meet the Draft Christie committee, a small but influential group of Republican-leaning donors and activists, many based in New York, united by a shared desire to see Gov.Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president. The New York Times reports.

  • UK's Labour Still Has a Trust Issue on the Economy Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 5:21 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wrapped up his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: Labour still have a trust issue when it comes to the economy.

  • Britain Needs a Plan That Works: UK Opposition Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

  • No Turning Back on Austerity Clegg Tells Lib Dems Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg takes part in a question and answer session with community groups at the Frontline Church in Liverpool, England.

    Britain’s deputy prime minister, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg told delegates at his annual party conference in Birmingham on Wednesday there was no turning back from the coalition government’s fiscal austerity program despite figures showing government borrowing in August reached a record high for the month.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Frau Merkel lost another election. This time the one in the capital, in Berlin. That is, at least, the headline that tops most of the news on the outcome of this, the seventh regional election in Germany this year.

  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Admits 'Moral Failing' Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The former IMF chief admitted to a “moral failing” but denied he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a widely-anticipated interview on French television.

  • White House Hid Worries Over Failed Solar Company Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    The Obama administration was worried about the financial health of a troubled solar energy company even as officials publicly declared the company in good shape, newly released emails show.

  • Presidential Debate     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    Mitt Romney will have monetary support from CEOs and general popular support, Boris Epshteyn, founder and principal at Strategy International, told CNBC.

  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Returns Home to France Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned home to France on Sunday, for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New York hotel maid unleashed an international scandal that dashed the former International Monetary Fund chief's chances for the French presidency.

  • Inside Three Horse GOP Race     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 7:55 PM ET

    Matt Miller, Washington Post, and David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner, discuss the race between the three major presidential candidates in the Republican party.

  • Friedman: We Need Shock Therapy     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, says that while the politicians have elections, the American people have a crisis. "This is no way to run a serious country," he says.

  • UK Prime Minister Promises Help for Riot Victims Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 9:04 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron condemned the recent riots in the UK as Parliament was recalled from its summer recess on Thursday, telling MPs in the House of Commons that the violence was "not about politics or protest."

  • Who Can Save Obama: The Fed or the Tea Party? Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Watching President Barack Obama’s body language when he went in front of the American people to talk about the compromise on the debt ceiling, it was clear he is not happy with the proposal, which he believes will avoid a damaging default.

  • Early Election Call in Spain Unnerves Markets Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 7:59 AM ET
    Spain

    Spain’s government called early elections for November 20 on Friday, putting the country's economy, which has already come under speculative attack by bond investors, back in the spotlight.

  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    Does Wall street have a problem with President Barack Obama?  Not if his fundraising or reelection efforts tell us anything.

  • Obama's Campaign War Chest     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the new report on President Obama's fundraising efforts for his 2012 re-election campaign.

  • Obama Has More US Support Than GOP in Debt Talks Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama holds a stronger political position than Republicans entering the end-game of their standoff over the debt ceiling, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll has found.

  • Iowa to Be Critical Showdown for Pawlenty Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Tim Pawlenty

    Presidential campaigns are marathons, but time is running short for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.  Once viewed as the principal rival to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, Pawlenty has struggled with lackluster donations, weak poll ratings, a sub-par debate performance and new home-grown competition from Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann.

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