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  • 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.

  • Democrats Pick Charlotte, NC for 2012 Convention Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    The 2012 Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to an email the Democratic National Committee sent to supporters Tuesday.

  • On the Scene in Cairo: No Business, Just Tension Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    As the seventh day of protests continue in Egypt, business is at a standstill, tourists and foreign students are abandoning the country and Cairo is at the mercy of vigilantes, CNBC reports.

  • Rahm Emanuel Back on Chicago Ballot for Now Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    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.

  • Rahm Emanuel Can't Run for Chicago Mayor: Court Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    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.

  • Olbermann's Exit From MSNBC Was Long Time Coming Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 | 12:31 PM ET
    Keith Olbermann

    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.

  • Senator Kent Conrad Won't Seek Re-Election Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, a Democrat representing North Dakota, will not seek reelection in 2012, NBC News has confirmed.

  • Charges Are Attempt to Quash Tea Party: O'Donnell Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    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.

  • Feds Probe Christine O'Donnell's Campaign Spending Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:49 PM ET
    Christine O'Donnell (R)

    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.

  • Emanuel Can Run for Chicago Mayor: Election Board Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 1:27 PM ET
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    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.

  • We Need to Act or Get Thrown Out: Sen.-Elect Portman Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Steven Rattner

    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.

  • Salzman: How Will You React to the Changes? Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 1:59 PM ET

    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.

  • Deficit Commission Members Weigh In Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 2:48 PM ET

    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,

  • Farrell: What Obama Can Learn From Clinton Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Salzman: Mining Social Trends (or Previewing 2011) Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 12:01 AM ET

    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.

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