• Honeymoon ends as Wolf, Senate GOP, spar over nominees Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Two days after the inauguration of Gov. The Democratic chief executive and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday after Wolf abruptly fired his Republican predecessor's appointee to head the state Office of Open Records and tried to stop a slew of other eleventh-hour GOP nominees. Corbett announced two weeks ago that he was...

  • Fueling speculation, Romney and Jeb Bush will meet Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

    The meeting scheduled this week raises the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to avoid competing presidential campaigns.

  • Washington has ZERO credibility: Bill Ehrman Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Recent moves by the Swiss and Chinese are about one thing: credibility. Washington, on the other hand, has zero credibility, says hedge-fund manager Bill Ehrman.

  • Obama's goals wrong: Boehner Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's tax plans and veto threats "just aren't the wrong policies, they're the wrong priorities."

  • Is Obama the only realist in Washington? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    The war to win back the middle class is far more important to our future than any conflicts abroad. And President Obama seems to be the only realist in Washington, this professor says.

  • US politics in a 'shadow boxing match': Nomura  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, outlines the differences between U.S. President Obama and the Republican-led Congress in issues like national security.

  • I fear Obama will inflame the GOP: Eric Cantor Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    The former House majority leader says he's worried that President Obama will "inflame and conflict with" the new Republican Congress in his State of the Union speech.

  • Stocks that may get a State of the Union boost Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For the best trade around the State of the Union, political and financial analysts recommend housing and basic economy-related stocks.

  • Obama's speech plan: Put GOP on defensive on taxes Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama has two goals: further associate himself with the recovering economy and tilt the Democratic Party toward a populist platform, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Larry Kudlow, CNBC's senior contributor, explains why middle-income wage earners will benefit from a cut in corporate taxes.

  • Can Obama bridge political divide?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, provide their thoughts on what we can expect to hear from President Obama when he addresses the nation Tuesday night.

  • Get ready for more brawls in Washington Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Greco-Roman Wrestling

    There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • Stingy Medicaid: How much does it really save? Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    People wait for evening dinner outside the Salvation Army in Texarkana, Ark., last May.

    The New York Times reports that a tightfisted government imposes very real costs, especially for those benefiting from Medicaid. The NYT reports.

  • IRS cuts services as filing returns gets harder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    The IRS says only half of the 100 million people expected to call this year will be able to reach a person.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Republican legislative leaders are backing Indiana Gov. The Legislature's top Republicans said following the speech that they support the concept, although they said it won't be a top priority. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R- Fort Wayne, said Indiana would be following most states in having a constitutional requirement for a balanced...

  • US Chamber's 2015 agenda  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO, discusses key priorities for 2015.

  • 2016 run decision by end of March: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    Possible GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio tells CNBC in a Web extra interview that if he were to run for the White House he believes he could win with a relevant message that would resonate.

  • Problem with Cuba deal: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on the deal made between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), weighs in on reforming the current tax system and fast-tracking trade agreements.

  • Sen. Rubio: High hopes for education  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on offering students free community college.