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  • Tightening US fiscal belt   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Tightening US fiscal belt

    Mitch Daniels, Purdue University president, discusses how the nation's growing debt is "eating" the discretionary part of the budget and leaving less money for education and things that are important for our economic future.

  • Chasm grows within GOP over spending Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Lindsey Graham

    The push for a first Republican budget plan in nearly a decade is revealing a chasm within the party on spending, the NYT reports.

  • GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky and Senate Republicans.

    Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

  • Rapid fire politics: Debt & 2016 election   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Rapid fire politics: Debt & 2016 election

    Politico's Ben White weighs in on the government hitting the debt ceiling, Jeb Bush's campaign, and Hillary Clinton's emails controversy.

  • Lew to Congress: Temporary funding steps taken Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks during a meeting with Indian business leaders in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

    The U.S. Treasury has stopped issuing state and local government bonds ahead of the looming breach of the debt limit.

  • Don't be fooled by Fed's propaganda: Ron Paul Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    Here's why you shouldn't be fooled by the argument that an audit will somehow limit the Fed's independence, says former Rep. Ron Paul.

  • US hits debt limit March 16th: Sec. Lew   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    US hits debt limit March 16th: Sec. Lew

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the Treasury will need to take extraordinary measures to finance the government on a temporary basis, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio

    The Rubio-Lee tax-reform plan isn't just good for Main Street, it's good for Wall Street, says GOP strategist John Murray.

  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email scandal Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton at the 2014 CGI annual meeting in New York.

    "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them..." Clinton tweeted. NBCNews reports.

  • Here's when the US could run out of cash: CBO Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:04 PM ET
    The U.S. Treasury Building.

    The U.S. government can't borrow normally after March 15, setting up a potentially contentious vote to raise the debt limit.

  • Netanyahu takes center stage in GOP war with Obama Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Iraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will address Congress featuring divisions not only over his likely message, but on the nature of his trip to the nation's capital. NBCNews reports.

  • Ron Paul: Shut down Dept. of Homeland Security Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    If Congress really wants to enhance security, it should shut this unnecessary, unconstitutional department, says former Rep. Ron Paul.

  • ISIS claims beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.

  • Luxury brands are back for America’s rich Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 1:32 AM ET
    Pedestrians stand in front of mannequin displayed in the window of a Chanel store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

    Purveyors of high-end luxury goods are chasing millionaires in the United States, as upper-income spending falters in Europe and in the emerging markets. The NYT reports.

  • 'Tilt in tax code,' says Van Hollen   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
    'Tilt in tax code,' says Van Hollen

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-Md.), provides his take on President Obama's budget proposal and a provision that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and corporate America. CNBC Contributor Larry Kudlow points out why the current personal income and capital gains tax is not the same as in the Reagan years.

  • Santelli Exchange: The president's budget   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: The president's budget

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin about growing the U.S. economy.

  • Obama faces business backlash over cash tax Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Homeland Security about the administration's fiscal year 2016 budget request released earlier today February 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    President Obama saw protests from business, rivals and allies after he unveiled plans for a tax on corporate cash, the FT reports.

  • Rep. Price: Finding common ground   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Rep. Price: Finding common ground

    Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, (R-Ga.), provides GOP reaction to President Obama's nearly $4 trillion budget proposal and where he sees opportunity for bipartisan agreement.

  • Pentagon says it needs more   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Pentagon says it needs more

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the Pentagon has said it needs more money to update and modernize its capabilities.

  • Budget battle brews in DC   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Budget battle brews in DC

    Jared Bernstein, MSNBC & CNBC Contributor, and James Pethokoukis, CNBC Contributor, discuss the President's new budget proposal and the taxes he plans to raise to pay for it.