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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The U.S. Senate will likely pass a bill approving the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, a measure the White House has said President Barack Obama would veto. Republicans have made approving Keystone their top priority of the new Congress after winning control of the Senate in November's elections, but they are four votes shy...

  • Strong dollar continues to drag  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    Volatility is going to continue, says William Daley, Argentiere Capital, discusses the impact of a strong dollar on multinational companies.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs...

  • Obama + tax reform = political firestorm Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama just retreated after a live-fire experiment in tax reform and deficit reduction.

  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday. But should the Supreme Court strike down subsidies for millions of people who buy...

  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, as legislative initiatives have been derailed by attacks from inside the party. "A growing body of people are sick and tired of the' trust me we'll do...

  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. At the same time, supporters of the bill say the letter signals the White House that Menendez and his...

  • Cooperation in Washington DOA? Not so fast Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 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.

    Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.

  • Rep. Issa: GOP issues in focus  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), weighs in the on the Republican agenda, including trade agreements, Keystone and tax reform.

  • 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.