Government Agencies


  • Get Ahead by Skipping Last Two Years of College? Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    A recent study found kids may not need all four years of school to get ahead. Some students who received two-year degrees earned more than their four-year counterparts. Whoa, does Ferris Bueller know about this?!

  • Obama: GOP Focus on Rich Standing in Way of Deal Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Obama (R) meets with members of the bipartisan Governors Association Executive Committee, including Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D)

    The GOP says it wants a deal on the "fiscal cliff" but "their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected," President Obama said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

  • Gird Your Loins: Here's How the 'Cliff' Will Hit You Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    If no "fiscal cliff" deal is reached, Americans could feel pain as taxes rise, unemployment benefits are cut and smaller changes take effect.

  • Does Democracy Change Family Dynamics?  Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute, about the problem with entitlement programs.

  • Boehner Abruptly Scraps 'Plan B' Vote in Setback Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 9:57 PM ET
    U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    Facing a GOP revolt, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly canceled a vote Thursday night on a plan to raise taxes for the wealthy, bringing the country closer to a plunge down the "fiscal cliff."

  • Pres. Obama: We Cannot Accept Gun Violence as Routine  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the president's sense of urgency on gun control, and bridging the "fiscal cliff" gap.

  • Former US Judge Robert Bork Dies at 85 Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
    Judge Robert Bork, Former Supreme Court Nominee dies.

    Robert Bork, a symbol of the U.S. conservative legal movement and a failed nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Wednesday.

  • How Obama Would Change Social Security Payments Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Barack Obama and Harry Reid

    Obama's offer to slow the growth of Social Security benefits would force fellow Democrats to abandon promises to shield the program from cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.

  • Rice Withdraws Her Name for Secretary of State Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 4:59 PM ET
    U.N Ambassador, Susan Rice.

    Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration as U.S. secretary of state Thursday in the face a difficult Senate confirmation battle.

  • Few States Opt to Run Obamacare Exchanges Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:47 PM ET
    Obamacare supporters and protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to find out the ruling on the Affordable Health Act June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

    Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Obama's reform law.

  • Michigan's Right-to-Work Will Ripple Across the US Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    A masked protester looks at Michigan State Police in riot gear as union members from around the country rally at the State Capitol.

    New labor laws in Michigan are not only a major shift for the state, they could ripple across the country.

  • Overpaid Federal Worker Boom  Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    Larry Kudlow reports the latest details on a deadly shooting outside a mall near Portland, Oregon. And, Chris Edwards, CATO Institute, reveals the results of his recent tax policy study which shows thousands of new government employees are overpaid and work less compared to the private sector.

  • Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?'  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow, explains how the rise in single family households will eventually impact entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

  • House Committee Lobbies for Right to Repeal Volcker Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 2:28 PM ET

    The House Financial Services Committee urged transparency during the Volker Rule rulemaking process — or the right for Congress to amend or repeal the outcome.

  • Santelli Takes on GSEs  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the changing landscape in the real estate market as well as the need for reform, with Anthony Sanders, George Mason University professor.

  • Volcker Says Rule Is Already Changing Wall Street Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC his namesake rule has already changed how Wall Street does business.

  • Sen. Reid Reports Little Progress in 'Cliff' Talks Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 3:52 PM ET

    Sen. Harry Reid said Tuesday that "fiscal cliff" talks have made little progress, sending stocks down, while Senate Republican Mitch McConnell ripped into President Obama for taking his argument on the road.

  • Efforts to Curb Social Spending Face Resistance Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Emboldened by gains in Congress, Democrats appear less willing to compromise in “fiscal cliff" talks on cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, The New York Times reports.

  • Europe is preparing to follow the United States in delaying the introduction of stricter rules on bank capital, while it lobbies for a rethink of the U.S. stance, EU sources said.

  • Budget Standoff Weighs on Holiday Shopping Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    The impasse in Congress over the “fiscal cliff” could be the Grinch that steals Christmas if it isn’t resolved soon.