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  • Military Surge Will Pressure Demand in Defense Sector Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 10:10 AM ET

    Today, additional U.S. troops are heading to Iraq as a part of the President’s plan to increase armed forces on the ground. A large percentage of the 21,500 additional service men and women will be stationed in Baghdad to help fight insurgents. Asked how long that buildup might last, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said...

  • Iraq Troop Surge: Trigger For Political Stalemate? Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    President Bush addresses the nation tonight at 9 pm to explain his new plan for Iraq, which includes a surge in the number of Americans on the ground. Key Democrats including Ted Kennedy fiercely oppose the Bush plan and are threatening action. On today’s "Power Lunch" CNBC’s Bill Griffeth examined whether this is the end of bi-partisan cooperation we’ve been hearing so much about – and if a huge power clash between the Democrats and the GOP is about to get underway.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Our Day On Breaking News Desk Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 2:41 PM ET

    Rates Go Up, Mortgage Apps Go Down: From the “scheduled breaking news” department - the Mortgage Bankers Association releases its weekly report on mortgage applications every Wednesday Morning at 7 am. I usually have it ready right at 7 am for use on air - as we did this morning. We posted the numbers earlier--mortgage apps fell 10.2% as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 6.10% from 6.02% the prior week.

  • Analysts Break Down Bush Presser Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 12:21 PM ET
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    Liz Claman got reaction to President George W. Bush’s press conference this morning. CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood, CNBC economy reporter Steve Liesman and Corvis Communications Budget Analyst Stan Collender all gave their take on what the president’s intentions mean for the U.S. going forward--abroad and at home.

  • Bush On Iraq: Americans Don't Want To Turn Back Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 10:59 AM ET

    At an end-of-the-year news conference, President Bush outlined his outlook for Iraq. The president said he has asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to report back to him as quickly as possible on plans to enlarge the size of the Army and the Marines.

  • Arianna Huffington, Journalist Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 4:54 PM ET

    The outspoken Beltway observer gives CNBC’s John Harwood her take on the politics of 2007.

  • Poll: Bush Approval Rating Lowest In Six Years Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 2:14 PM ET

    The results of the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll measuring President George W. Bush’s approval rating were released today – and the numbers aren’t good for Bush 43. Confidence in the commander in chief is at its lowest point in the six years he’s held office. Only 34% of those polled think the president is doing a good job....

  • Bush: Not Every Recommendation To Be Accepted Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 1:49 PM ET

    President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair held a press conference in Washington, D.C., today after discussing the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. CNBC's John Harwood was there. Here are a few major points from the presser.

  • Harwood And Duffy On Iraq Study Group Tuesday, 5 Dec 2006 | 1:21 PM ET

    The Iraq Study Group will bring its long awaited recommendations to President Bush on Wednesday--but it remains to be seen just how closely the Bush administration will adhere to its proposals. On CNBC’s “Power Lunch” --Bill Griffeth discussed the group with Michael Duffy, Time magazine’s Washington Bureau Chief and John Harwood--CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent.