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  • McClellan's Book Not Making Things Easier For McCain Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 4:09 PM ET
    by Scott McClellan

    I know Scott McClellan a little from covering the Bush White House. But like many who interacted with him far more closely than I did, I am quite surprised at the tone of his memoir. His indictment of the administration's "deception" in promoting the Iraq War echoes and validates commonplace criticisms from the political left.

  • When the 2008 presidential race began in earnest last year, no one could have imagined the Iraq war as a change of subject. But that’s what it was when Congressional testimony took John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama away from the top campaign issue--the slumping economy.

  • What Is the Cost of Freedom? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Surprise, surprise. Having failed to penetrate General Petraeus’s story about the great improvements on the ground in Iraq, liberals are now trying to make the case that the cost of the Iraq war may have somehow undermined the economy, and even caused the current slowdown. What complete and utter nonsense.

  • Boeing Ponders Next Move While Northrop Fights Back Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    Boeing was debriefed by the Air Force today on why it lost the massive $40 billion tanker deal in a shocking defeat to Northrop Grumman-EADS. Mark McGraw, head of Boeing's tanker program, spoke with me just minutes after the meeting ended.

  • Turkish Offensive Flares; Iraq Calls for Withdrawal Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Iraq's government on Sunday urged Turkey to withdraw its ground forces from northern Iraq, where they are battling Kurdish rebels.

  • Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebels Inside Iraq Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    Turkish warplanes, helicopters and artillery bombed suspected hideouts of Kurdish rebels in remote, mountainous terrain of northern Iraq Saturday.

  • US Congress Sends Bush Budget Bill with Iraq Money Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $556 billion bill to fund most of the federal government through September 2008, ending a year-long budget fight with President George W. Bush by also including new money for the Iraq war

  • Armored-Car Makers Win Big Pentagon Deal Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:26 AM ET

    On Tuesday night, the Pentagon issued a $2.7 billion order for 3,100 more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- designed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq. Herer are the seven manufacturers that will gain from the order.

  • Interview Transcript: Dick Cheney Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    The unofficial transcript of an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney on "Kudlow & Company."

  • Conagra Says It's Not Being Investigated in Iraq Probe Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    Conagra Foods on Wednesday said it is not the target of a federal investigation into possible fraud and corruption in supplying the U.S. military in Iraq, denying information in a newspaper report.

  • Bush Agrees to Limited Troop Cuts in Iraq Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 12:49 AM ET
    President Bush, right, makes remarks during the re-dedication ceremony of the Islamic Center of Washington in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Center Director Dr. Abdullah Khouj is at left. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    President George W. Bush on Thursday ordered gradual troop reductions in Iraq but defied calls for a dramatic change of course, telling skeptical Americans the U.S. military role there will stretch beyond his presidency.

  • Highlights from NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    Public discontent with the Iraq war has slightly eased, increasing President Bush’s political maneuvering room at a critical point in debates over war costs and troop levels. Those shifts in public opinion remain modest. Yet only one in four Americans say troops should leave now regardless of conditions on the ground...

  • Stocks Tentative, Dollar Tumbles Further Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 7:44 AM ET

    Stocks greet the new week with some trepidation and search for direction ahead of the open. European markets are slightly lower after an overnight selloff in most Asian markets, with Japan down 2.2%. Major exporting stocks led the decline in Tokyo.

  • Congress, White House: Up For Late Summer Fight? Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    Summer isn't over yet, but the languid pace that has prevailed in Washington since Congress left town in August has now definitively vanished. On every front, the White House and Congress, Republicans and Democrats, are girding for political action that will unfold rapidly with its ultimate consequences uncertain.

  • McCain to CNBC: 'I'd Fight Against Any Tax Increase' Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined CNBC's Larry Kudlow on "Kudlow & Co." to discuss the economic strategy he would pursue if he were elected America's commander-in-chief in 2008.

  • KBR Shares Hit New Highs on New Business Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Shares of KBR, the military contractor and engineering company, dipped slightly Friday after soaring to new highs earlier in the week amid a flurry of new business, including a contract one Wall Street analyst called a "game-changing win" for the former Halliburton subsidiary.

  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    China could play fairer in its trade relations with the United States, Secretary of State Condolezza Rice told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Friday. "On balance, a strong, growing Chinese economy is good for the international community, but China needs to play by the rules," she said.

  • Interview Transcript: Condoleezza Rice Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

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  • U.S. House Passes Iraq Funds with 2008 Withdrawal Goal Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    Defying President George W. Bush's veto threat, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill providing new war funds while setting a timeline for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by March 31 next year.

  • Three Ways To Make Money On Oil Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 4:34 PM ET
    A portion of the Conoco Phillips Woodriver Refinery, is shown inWoodriver, Ill. Tuesday, June 14, 2005.  OPEC agreed Wednesday, June 15, 2005,  to increase its production quota by half a million barrels a day in an effort to cool rising crude oil prices.   (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

    How can you make money on the recent jump in oil prices? Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst with Raymond James, joined CNBC's Erin Burnett on "Street Signs" with three oil plays -- for what he says is no brief spike.