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Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) looks at the options the U.S. has to respond to Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) discusses how government can work to help Americans who really are in need.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) discusses the President's budget and what's likely (or not) to be adopted by Congress.
President Barack Obama's 2015 budget plan proposes to pay for an expansion of a tax credit for the poor by eliminating tax breaks for the wealthy.
CNBC contributor Robert Costa discusses Rep. Paul Ryan's House GOP budget agenda and war on poverty.
President Obama is expected to release his full year 2015 budget on Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense stocks were up on a down market day today.
U.S. manufacturing growth rebounded off an eight-month low in February, helped by a recovery in new orders.
Social programs have "created a poverty trap," Rep. Paul Ryan says. The Washington Post reports.
Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill passed this month.
Sen. Rob Portman, (R-OH), discusses ways to reduce taxes, grow the economy, and work with Democrats to move the economy and create jobs.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.
"This is a pay cut, pure and simple," a Navy veteran says of Chuck Hagel's proposed Defense cuts. NBC reports.
The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military forces in 2012, the latest figures available. Here's a look at where the money went.
Group of 20 finance leaders have yet to reach a conclusion on setting a numerical target for global growth.
A CNBC Fed Survey of Wall Street pros puts the total weather impact at about a third of a percentage point on the $16 trillion US economy.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-PA), and Jim Nussle, former OMB director, discuss the problems associated with the lingering debt-ceiling standoff in Congress, and share their thoughts on likely presidential prospects in 2016.
The unemployment rate has come down much more than anyone expected, says Jason Furman, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discussing the latest numbers on jobs. The labor trend is moving in the right direction, says Furman.
The European Union will reportedly offer to lift tariffs on nearly all goods imported from the United States