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No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.
Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare. The New York Times reports.
CNBC's John Harwood with details on a special election in upstate New York that could impact Rep. Paul Ryan's controversial plan to transform Medicare.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's struggle to gain its financial footing, with Greece's debt crisis and Spain's elections looming.
The Texas congressman announced Friday that he will run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, the third attempt for the man known on Capitol Hill as "Dr. No" for his enthusiasm for bashing runaway spending and government overreach.
Boehner says allowing America to default on its debt would be irresponsible, but without significant cuts, there will be no agreement to raise the debt ceiling. Robert Reich, UC Berkeley, and Steve Moore, WSJ Editorial Board, discuss.
President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.
Britain isn’t cutting its structural deficit by enough or doing it quickly enough and may need a bailout from its European partners, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
Talks to form a new government in Finland, due to start later this month, will add to tensions in the peripheral euro zone debt markets, Richard McGuire Senior Fixed Income Strategist at Rabobank said.
House Republicans appear to be on the defensive, facing worried questions from voters and a barrage of new attacks from Democrats and their allies, the New York Times reports.
What does the 2102 US election have to do with the S&P downgrade and warning? Everything. Since Obama announced on April 4, the president's numbers have gone down in every poll conducted during that period according to The Hill.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses the fight to pass a Federal budget and says if there's a reason the two sides don't reach an agreement, it will likely be because the Tea Party contingent refuses to compromise.
CNBC's Rick Santelli offers his take on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech last night in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Bernanke said he believes inflation will pass and the country will "go back to a point of inflation that is consistent with our price stability mandate."
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Budget Committee chairman, discusses his proposal to cut $6 trillion from the budget and, he says, save Medicare and Medicaid.
CNBC's John Harwood, Becky Quick & Joe Kernen discuss the kickoff of President Obama's re-election campaign and the budget battle, and says neither Democrats nor Republicans are interested in shutting down the government down. He adds that the focus of the debate seems to be changing to longer-term issues like Medicare and Medicaid.
Discussing the political headlines that will impact the markets, with Jonathan Allen, Politico congressional reporter and Paul Kane, Washington Post.com.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the transformative power of technology, including its impact on revolutions in the Middle East. The panel includes Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch; John Stanton, Trilogy International; and Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder.
Two weeks before the regional elections in Baden-Württemberg, a traditional stronghold of Chancellor Angela Merkel´s Conservative party CDU, the nuclear crisis in Japan has put German nuclear politics at the heart of the political discussions.
Online dating has certainly changed since that robo-like voice alerted Meg Ryan about her new messages. Last month, Euro RSCG Worldwide, wanted to know just how widespread that change has been, so we surveyed American consumers about e-dating patterns and their use of technology.
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