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  • Sen. McCain Guardedly Optimistic About Immigration Bill

    "The status quo is unacceptable," said Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), discussing the likelihood of passing immigration reform in both Houses of Congress, while "eleven million people" remain living in the shadows.

  • IRS Junks Lists at Heart of Tea Party Fracas Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:44 PM ET

    The IRS has scrapped controversial screening lists it used to scrutinize conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

  • FAA: Maybe an e-reader won't bring down the plane Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Hey, who's in the mood for a game of Words With Friends? The FAA is considering relaxing restrictions on shutting off devices at takeoff and landing.

  • Why Those New State Budget Surpluses May Not Last Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    San Francisco, California

    Many states are recovering form record budget deficits. One key piece of the recovery is revenue from taxes

  • SEC Should Target Individuals: Fmr. SEC Head Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Although the SEC's decision to not allow defendants to neither admit nor deny wrongdoing is a good one, it must refocus on individuals, not companies, said a former SEC chairman.

  • How FBI Disrupted Terrorist Plot to Bomb NYSE Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    How FBI Disrupted Terrorist Plot to Bomb NYSE

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on a thwarted plot to bomb the NYSE and testimony from Capitol Hill on the NSA surveillance program.

  • More Than 50 Terrorist Plots Thwarted: FBI Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    More Than 50 Terrorist Plots Thwarted: FBI

    Former FBI special agent Jeff Lanza discusses why he believes NSA surveillance isn't designed for transparency, and whether the broad gathering of data is effective.

  • Security Around NYSE 'Impressive': Trader Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Security Around NYSE 'Impressive': Trader

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, discuss the "new world era" of beefed up security in and around the NYSE and Wall Street.

  • NSA Program Detected 'Nascent' Plot to Bomb NYSE Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    NSA Program Detected 'Nascent' Plot to Bomb NYSE

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from today's testimony before the House on the NSA surveillance program. And James Kallstrom, former assistant FBI director, addresses the issue of restoring "public trust" as well as protecting targets from terrorists.

  • FBI Defends Surveillance Programs Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    FBI Defends Surveillance Programs

    FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce testifies before the House and explains how government agencies were able to thwart terrorist attacks through the NSA monitoring program.

  • FBI: Plot to Bomb NYSE Thwarted by NSA Surveillance Program

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on the House hearing on NSA oversight methods. And a look at security at the NYSE and Wall Street, with Ben Willis, Albert Fried & Co., and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • If Big Brother Isn't Listening, He's Watching Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:17 PM ET
    Kwazi Nkrumah speaks while joining protesters rallying outside the U.S. Capitol against the NSA's recently detailed surveillance programs June 13, 2013, in Washington.

    One phrase has permeated the discussion about the NSA spying program over and over. "Nobody is listening to your phone calls." But is "watching" your phone calls just as intrusive?

  • Britain Encouraged to Build US-Style 'Super-Prisons' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:22 AM ET
    Prison walls and lookout tower

    Britain should shut down 30 rundown prisons and build 12 modern "hub prisons" with a capacity of up to 3,000 inmates each, according to a new report.

  • What the IRS Gives Dads for Father's Day Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    Nevermind the tie and the golf sock. For Father's Day, here are some tax-specific advantages to being a dad.

  • Detroit's Damaging Debt Situation Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    Detroit's Damaging Debt Situation

    James Hohman of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discusses how the city might deal with its unfunded health care and pension obligations.

  • US to Increase Military Support to Syria Rebels Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.

  • Natural Gas Leak? Futures Surge Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    Trading in natural gas futures exploded Thursday just about seven seconds before the government was set to release its weekly market-moving natural gas storage report.

  • Immigration Vote Pits Republican Versus Republican Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:59 AM ET
    Republican members of Congress listen as the votes of the Electoral College are tallied in the House on Jan. 4, 2013.

    An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.

  • How Prism Might Work, and Why That Matters to You Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Chairman and vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), left, and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) speak to members of the media. According to reports, the NSA has collected phone data, under a provision of the Patriot Act, of Verizon customers in the U.S.

    How does Prism work? We have precious few details, despite all the leaks. That leaves the public and the technology community much like the blind men and the elephant.

  • Google, Microsoft, Facebook Want US 'Transparency' Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    The Google I/O developers' conference in San Francisco

    Three of the largest Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday.