April 21- The United Auto Workers union on Monday said it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in the result of a February election it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee.» Read More
The single signature moment of last night's debate was what first appeared to be Hillary Clinton's declaration of independence from her ex-president husband. "He's not the one standing here"--her line after Tim Russert pressed on differences between her position and Bill Clinton's on torture--was a dramatic and effective moment of self-assertion.
John Edwards is attacking Hillary Clinton on health care. He argues that her approach isn't sufficiently confrontational, that she'd be too friendly to the insurance industry and thus couldn't deliver on the priority Democratic primary voters care about most: universal health coverage. .
Public discontent with the Iraq war has slightly eased, increasing President Bush’s political maneuvering room at a critical point in debates over war costs and troop levels. Those shifts in public opinion remain modest. Yet only one in four Americans say troops should leave now regardless of conditions on the ground...
Facing intense pressures from the 2008 campaign, Senate Republican leaders are planning to ignore White House talking points about the strength of the economy under President Bush and press a more forward looking agenda.
All these philosophical discussions on our air this morning about whether it is appropriate for the Congress, or the President, or the Fed to step in and "bail out" homeowners or risk takers misses the point. In theory, of course they should not bail out anyone.
One question about market turbulence that I'll be watching is its effect on the 2008 presidential race. It's not clear the disruptions will prove long lasting, much less lead to an economic recession. If it proves a short-term blip, the effects will be negligible.
Everyone gripes about the fact that there's no privacy online and Web surfers' personal information is exploited. But sometimes our actions online should be transparent -- there needs to be some accountability in this world of Wikis, where users are counted on to police inaccuracies and update news.
In an exclusive interview on CNBC, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to toughen standards for mortgage brokers and to set up a $1 billion federal fund to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.“I think a lot of the lenders have really taken advantage of what is a really tough economic situation for many Americans," Clinton told CNBC's Dylan Ratigan during the live interview.
Health care reform has evolved into a major item on the national agenda as the concerns of Main Street and Corporate America force their way into the political consciousness of lawmakers in Washington as well as candidates on the Presidential campaign trail.
Japan's scandal-embroiled agriculture minister stepped down Wednesday to take responsibility for a shattering election defeat for the ruling party.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged his responsibility for the humiliating defeat of his scandal-plagued coalition in upper house elections, but pledged to remain in office despite expected calls for his resignation.
North Carolina Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards argued on CNBC Thursday that maintaining long-term economic growth requires a tax structure designed to benefit the middle class--and it can be done without hindering Wall Street.
Turkey's ruling AK Party won a resounding election victory on Sunday, giving the pro-business, Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular elite.
CNBC coverage of our "Trillion Dollar Survey" where Wall Street's top money managers and investment strategists weigh in on stocks, commodities, the credit markets, interest rates, the economy, the presidential election and more.
Someday soon, Warren Buffett may have to apply his legendary stock-picking skills to the candidates clamoring for his endorsement in the 2008 presidential race.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday he was not a candidate for the 2008 U.S. presidential election despite having changed his political affiliation to independent from Republican.
Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials on abortion, gun control and tax cuts in a feisty debate Tuesday night.
Stocks will take their direction from economic data today after yesterday's drenching from negative April chain store sales took the Dow down 147 points and bit 1.7% off the Nasdaq and 1.4% off the S&P 500. European markets are lower, following overnight weakness in Asian markets.
Many Americans cheered the victory of Nicolas Sarkozy in France's presidential election, saying they welcomed the conservative's friendlier stance towards the United States after years of strained relations.
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