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  • Employment Data May Be the Key to Obama’s Job Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    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.

  • Democrat Wins GOP Seat; Rebuke Seen to Medicare Plan Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Kathy Hochul

    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.

  • NY Special Election & & Medicare     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    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.

  • European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's struggle to gain its financial footing, with Greece's debt crisis and Spain's elections looming.

  • Ron Paul Announces Presidential Bid Friday, 13 May 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    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.

  • Debt Ceiling Debate     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Obama Gets Boost From Death of Bin Laden: NBC Poll Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.

  • 'The UK Will Need a Bailout Soon': Jim Rogers Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    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.

  • Will Portugal Hit the 'Finnish' Line? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Finland

    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 GOP Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    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.

  • Busch: 2012 Presidential Race and S&P Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    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.

  • What's On: Citi, Sequans, Ametek and e-Voting Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 10:25 PM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Budget Fight     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    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.

  • Santelli Reacts to Bernanke     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    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."

  • Ryan's Budget Solution     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 7:21 AM ET

    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.

  • The Budget Battle, Obama's Re-Election     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Washington Watch: Back to Business     Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Discussing the political headlines that will impact the markets, with Jonathan Allen, Politico congressional reporter and Paul Kane, Washington Post.com.

  • CTIA Wireless Panel: Transformative Tech     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    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.

  • Japan Quake Might Decide German Elections Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Salzman: Where They're Finding Love Online Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    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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