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  • Political outlook for 2H     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood looks ahead at what's likely to drive the political agenda for the second half of the year.

  • Dems try end run on Boehner on unemployment Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Boehner has said repeatedly he won't support a bill that doesn't include tax incentives and other measures to create jobs, so Democrats are trying Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • What is the Ex-Im Bank?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials amid allegations of improper gifts and kickbacks. CNBC's Eamon Javers explains exactly how the Ex-Im Bank works.

  • New House leader pumps brakes on gas tax hike Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed the proposal to fund the U.S. highway system. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • GOP leader rolls over for tea party on Ex-Im Bank Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

    Kevin McCarthy seems eager to make his bones with the hard right by killing the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

  • What a primary runoff could say about GOP's future Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran

    The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.

  • Life of tea party depends on primary turnout     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    The Mississippi runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel holds big implications for the future of the GOP, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Prisons offer captive market for gadget makers Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Slammer-ready typewriters, tablets and flatscreen TVs come with security screws and clear plastic for easy inspection. NBC reports.

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), shares his plan for the GOP to win back the Senate and White House.

  • How to gain stability in Iraq: Sen. Johnson     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    We need to do whatever we can for the Kurds up in the north, says Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil sweeping Iraq and what the U.S. should do to help.

  • Harold Ford, Morgan Stanley managing director, shares his thoughts on Eric Cantor's astonishing loss and the push for immigration and tax reform.

  • Is tea party GOP's biggest problem?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Joseph Watkins, former White House aide, and Jimmy Walker, Bluenationreview.com editor, discuss the future of the Republican agenda. You stick to the course, says Watkins. Walker counters, the tea party faction of the Republican party doesn't want anything done.

  • Tech may benefit under new GOP leadership     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Ben White Politico chief economics correspondent, and Brian Gardner, KBW director of Washington research, share their thoughts on the leadership style of newly-named GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

  • GOP leadership shift on the Hill     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners, share their thoughts on a McCarthy-Scalise led Republican party after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning loss in the primary.

  • Fiscal battles loom for House Republican leaders Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building.

    With new leaders in place, Congress faces more big fights over funding for highway construction and government agencies in the coming months.

  • House GOP to vote new leadership     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    A week after Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss, CNBC'S John Harwood reports House Republicans will meet later today to elect new leaders.

  • New setbacks hurt Obama's standing: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that just 41 percent of Americans now approve of Obama's handling of his job, reversing an uptick this spring.

  • Hillary has experience to be prez: NBC-WSJ poll Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that voters think Hillary Clinton has the knowledge and experience to handle the presidency.