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  • 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
    Overpaid Federal Worker Boom

    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
    Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?'

    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
    On Election Day, Wall Streeters Don’t Matter

    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
    Santelli Takes on GSEs

    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
    Volcker Says Rule Is Already Changing Wall Street

    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. Reid Reports Little Progress in 'Cliff' Talks

    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
    Efforts to Curb Social Spending Face Resistance

    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.

  • Bank Earnings—What to Watch: Analyst

    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
    Budget Standoff Weighs on Holiday Shopping Season

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

  • Good News, Bad News in Averting the 'Fiscal Cliff' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
    Good News, Bad News in Averting the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    With Congress returning from Thanksgiving, here’s the good news for those looking to avoid the “fiscal cliff”: Members of both parties do agree on one LARGE point — taxes for the wealthy should go up.

  • For Tax Pledge and Its Author, a Test of Time Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).

    "The Pledge"and its creator, anti-tax crusader lobbyist Grover Norquist, have never faced a test as they do now. Some GOP pledge signers say they want out, The New York Times reports.

  • Santelli: FHA's Big Money Drain   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    Santelli: FHA's Big Money Drain

    Will there be a bailout for the FHA? CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in on whether the government agency should get more money.

  • Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters

    Mitt Romney attributed President Obama's victory in part to big policy "gifts" for African-American, Hispanic and young voters, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama: 'I Have Mandate to Help Middle Class'   Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Obama: 'I Have Mandate to Help Middle Class'

    President Obama says he got re-elected to help middle class families and small businesses.

  • Online Privacy Issue Is Also in Play in Petraeus Scandal Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    General David Petraeus (C) meets young officers October 28, 2009 at Forward Operating Base Wilson in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

    The FBI investigation that toppled the director of the CIA underscores a danger that civil libertarians have long warned about, The New York Times reports.

  • Biggest Tax Reform Obstacle? Look In the Mirror Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:49 PM ET
    Forget Fiscal Cliff, Brace for ‘Fiscal Waterslide’: Author

    Tax reform sounds like a great idea - until the loophole that's closed is the one that puts money in your pocket.