• Harry Reid on his 'ridiculous,' 'loser' colleagues Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on March 17, 2015.

    As he winds down his career, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid sits down with CNBC's John Harwood to rip critics, talk of 2016 and his own plans.

  • Hillary Clinton for president: Yes or No?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:42 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton for president: Yes or No?

    Ellen Tauscher, senior adviser for the "Ready for Hillary" effort and Christian Whiton, principal at DC International Advisory, discuss whether Hillary Clinton has what it takes to be the next U.S. president.

  • McConnell optimistic about Medicare fix Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Mitch McConnell

    McConnell said he was optimistic the Senate would pass legislation to fix Medicare doctor reimbursements before midnight.

  • NBA tests waters in Cuba, but not everyone's happy Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls wearing a Los Bulls uniform, March 1, 2015, in Chicago.

    The NBA is going to the island nation for a youth basketball camp, but political undertones may force the league to tread lightly.

  • Marco Rubio makes presidential bid   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 AM ET
    Marco Rubio makes presidential bid

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on Marco Rubio's political advantages and disadvantages as the race for the White House heats up.

  • Marco Rubio kicks off presidential bid in Miami Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid to the public on Monday from Miami, marking the third official Republican campaign.

  • Hillary launches 2016 election bid   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Hillary launches 2016 election bid

    Ann Lewis, former Hillary Clinton advisor, share their thoughts on Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House.

  • DC's hot-button issues   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    DC's hot-button issues

    Former Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-Va.), and William Daely, former Obama chief of staff, discuss the key issues in the 2016 election, including reaching out to the middle class.

  • 2016 election: Hillary vs. GOP   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    2016 election: Hillary vs. GOP

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Bill Daley, ex-Obama chief of staff, discuss the roll out of Hillary Clinton's campaign, and the GOP's political lineup.

  • Hillary's biggest obstacles?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:14 AM ET
    Hillary's biggest obstacles?

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, and Jimmy Williams, BlueNationReview.com, discuss Hillary Clinton's campaign and her most formidable opponents in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Hillary: What she needs to do to not beat herself Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York, March 10, 2015.

    As a non-incumbent, Hillary Clinton has one of the strongest chance to win the White House. That doesn't mean she will win. Here's why.

  • Obama's Iran fixation needs vetting: GOP senator Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House about negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program, April 2, 2015, in Washington.

    Tennessee's Barrasso tells CNBC he's worried about the repercussions of lifting sanctions in exchange for a nuclear deal.

  • GOP contenders: Who's the favorite?   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    GOP contenders: Who's the favorite?

    CNBC's John Harwood shares his thoughts on the leading Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election.

  • 10 questions for Ted Cruz Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and presidential candidate sat down in Houston to talk with CNBC's John Harwood. Here's what he had to say.

  • Sen. Cruz: I'm not crazy—media's distorted my image Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the podium as Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., look on, during a rally on the east front lawn of the Capitol to call for the defunding of President Obama's executive action that grant's amnesty to illegal immigrants, December 3, 2014.

    Ted Cruz isn't worried about the caricature that media has invented for him because he's confident that the American people will make their own judgment.

  • 2016 U.S. elections: Paul and Cruz aren't appealing enough

    With two candidates already throwing their hat in the ring for the 2016 U.S. elections, Boris Epshteyn, Republican Strategist at Strategy International, says neither Ted Cruz or Rand Paul have enough appeal to entice voters next year.

  • Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms. He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans...

  • Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by "the Washington machine." The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the...

  • Rand Paul: Washington machine 'must be stopped' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday morning on his website that he will seek the presidency.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...