• Fighting the Illinois Deficit     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    The state has $8B in unpaid bills and obligations. Insight on what Illinois is doing to fight debt, with Dan Rutherford, (R) Illinois state treasurer.

  • Cracking the Debt Ceiling     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 6:22 AM ET

    The President is trying to win public approval and blame Republicans for wanting to raise the debt ceiling, says Jonathan Allen, Politico senior congressional reporter.

  • Pres. Obama on Deficit Reduction     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    President Obama says he is against a short-term debt limit deal. "We're going to do what's best for the economy," he says.

  • Hike Tax on Hedge Funds?     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Debating whether it's fair to tax the wealthiest Americans, including hedge fund managers, with Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices, and Tom Curran, Peckar & Abramson. "Raising taxes on hedge fund managers kills economic activity," says Curran.

  • Hedge Fund Tax Proposal     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Are hedge funds paying their fair share of taxes? One powerful senator doesn't believe they are giving Uncle Sam his fair share. John Carney, CNBC.com frames the debate.

  • Time to Tax Wall Street?     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood with the latest details on U.S. budget talks in Washington and whether tax increases are on the table, and Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital CEO.

  • Populists Should Support the Hedge Fund Tax Break Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 10:08 AM ET

    Last Thursday, Senator Carl Levin called the tax treatment of carried interest “the unconscionable tax break given to hedge-fund managers.” But the notion that taxation of carried interest is an “unconscionable tax break” is the moral equivalent of a vampire going down in flames the moment it is exposed to the light of thought.

  • Santorum's White House Run     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Discussing his presidential bid and how he plans to create jobs and keep America growing, with former Sen. Rick Santorum, (R-PA).

  • Europe, Not Fed, Is Driving Treasurys: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.

  • New York State of Mind     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Discussing the Empire State's budget and political problems, and how to fix them, with former Gov. David Paterson (D-NY).

  • Virginia is Tops for Business     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:39 AM ET

    Discussing what makes the Old Dominion state work so well, and what federal lawmakers can learn from it, with former Gov. Douglas Wilder, (D-VA), and former Gov. James Gilmore, (R-VA).

  • After Historic First Half, Will 2011 Calm Down? Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:51 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    During a discussion over forward planning at CNBC’s London offices on Thursday our Assignments Editor told me we have been on 103 outside broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East alone in the first half of the year.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.

  • Spread Tax Burden To The Poor: Tax Foundation Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    US 1040 tax form

    The U.S. tax code is "absolutely broken" and the only way to fix it is to spread the burden to lower- and middle-income earners, Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, told CNBC Thursday.

  • US Taxes: Too Big to Fix?     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    Just one in every four American homes pays 86% of all federal income taxes. So how can the US repair the tax system? Scott Hodge, Tax Foundation, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg discuss.

  • Tax the Rich?     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Debating whether it makes sense to tax the wealthiest Americans, with Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, and Daniel Mitchell, CATO Institute.

  • $99 Million ATM Receipt     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Weighing in on a $99 million ATM receipt, and whether it's a good idea to tax hedge funds, with Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman/CEO.

  • Hiking Hedge Fund Taxes: No Help to the Deficit Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed killing a quirk of the tax code that allows managers of hedge funds to pay lower tax rates on a substantial portion of their compensation. Unfortunately, the tax hike is unlikely to do very much to close the federal government’s budget deficit.

  • Will Tax "Hikes" Cost Jobs?     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Are Obama's plans to close loopholes, let tax breaks expire and increase taxes on the wealthy job-killing measures? Discussing whether higher taxes can help cut the deficit, with Ben Ferguson, ICON Radio Network, and Greg Valliere, Potomac Research Group.

  • Taxing Corporate Jets     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    Is it fair to tax corporate jets? A look at the impact of taxing corporate jets on the companies that sell or lease those planes, with Jay Duckson, Central Business Jets, Inc.

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