• Four Bullish Signs Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 7:18 PM ET

    Forget the bears, Cramer said. Pay attention to these bullish signs.

  • We Can't Afford Bush Tax Cuts: David Stockman Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:15 PM ET

    Don't extend Bush tax cuts, David Stockman, the director of Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan, told CNBC.

  • Congress to Tread Carefully in Run-Up to Election Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the economic answers and fearing the further wrath of voters over new government programs. It appears the fears will win out.

  • The financial debate in Washington this fall will likely be consumed by whether, and how, to extend the Bush tax cuts. But economic research suggests that tax cuts, though difficult for politicians to resist, have limited ability to bolster the flagging economy. The NYT reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    At Friday's press conference from the White House, the president is expected to fault Republicans for failing to help him on improving the economy or support his call for new tax cuts for businesses.

  • In Washington, a Surge of Interest to Hire Republicans Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 1:15 PM ET

    With Democrats in danger of losing control of Congress, some prominent lobbying shops, trade groups and contractors are already moving to bring more Republicans on board to bolster their political fortunes. The NYT reports.

  • Republican Revolution Behind Stock Rally? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    Why some think expectations of a changing political landscape could be driving prices.

  • Geithner: We're Digging Out of This Hole Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke to Maria Bartiromo in a First on CNBC interview and told Bartiromo that the President's proposals “can make powerful impact.”

  • Republican Runs Street People on Green Ticket Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 1:36 PM ET

    Democrats in Arizona are accusing the GOP of hiring drifters and homeless people for the Green Party ballot. NYT reports.

  • Americans may be dissatisfied with the economy but don’t look for Republicans to sweep control of the House and Senate. Voters have good reason to be disenchanted with both parties.

  • Republicans Eye Frank’s Chair Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 9:59 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    Republicans are eyeing the powerful chairmanship of the House financial services committee held by Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat, as one of the biggest spoils of victory in November’s midterm congressional elections.  The FT reports.

  • Full Recovery Could Take Decade or More: Economist Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    The finding, contained in a new paper by Carmen M. Reinhart, an economist at the University of Maryland, generated considerable debate during an annual policy symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, reports the New York Times,

  • Can Anything Cure the Ailing American Economy? Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | 9:01 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    It increasingly seems as if the policy makers attending like physicians to the American economy are peering into their medical kits and coming up empty, their arsenal of pharmaceuticals largely exhausted, reports the New York Times.

  • One Financier Shows Wall Street's Support For GOP Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 | 4:47 PM ET

    At a black-tie dinner in April, a politically influential hedge fund manager named Paul Singer offered a blistering critique of the “terrible path” he said Washington politicians were charting on economic issues.

  • In Washington, Radio Host Beck Leads Religious Rally Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 | 4:24 PM ET
    US Capitol Building at dawn

    Tens of thousands of people rallied at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, summoned by Glenn Beck, a conservative broadcaster who called for a religious rebirth in America at the site where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago to the day.

  • Republican Representative John Boehner

    It’s a bit too early for House Republican leader John Boehner to measure the drapes and pick out new wallpaper. But the Intrade pay-to-play prediction markets are now showing a 76 percent chance of a GOP House takeover in November, along with a 60 percent probability that Republicans will capture at least seven new Senate seats. 

  • Washington Veterans Take Senate Primaries Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 3:13 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    Representative Kendrick Meek beat Jeff Greene for Florida’s Senate nomination while Rick Scott edged out Attorney General Bill McCollum in the G.O.P. governor’s primary. In Arizona, Senator John McCain won easily.

  • Kneale: Obama in Stem Cell Straits Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    President Obama faces a messy political fight over the federal court ruling striking down his new, looser policy letting federal grant money pay for stem cell research involving “destroyed” embryos.

  • Will Palin and Lohan Affect Tuesday's Elections? Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    In Senate primaries in Arizona, Florida and Alaska, veteran politicians are poised to brush back charges from insurgent outsiders and move on to the general election—possibly showing that the anti-incumbent mood of the electorate has started to soften.

  • McCain, Others Face Key Tests in Tuesday's Primaries Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    McCain’s comfortable position was a reversal of fortunes from earlier in the year, when he was considered a potential victim of the anti-establishment fervor, says the New York Times.