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  • CNBC's John Harwood reports Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), faces a tough political fight in his home state of Kentucky against tea party challenger, Matt Bevin.

  • IHS: Sept Non-farm payrolls may disappoint     Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 6:17 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Vice President at IHS explains why US non-farm payrolls data, due on Wednesday, may be lower than market consensus and how will that impact Fed's tapering agenda.

  • What happen last night was the "worst, most irresponsible" way of reopening the government, says Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-AL), sharing his thoughts on last night's last minute debt deal. And Rep. Jim Himes, (D-CT), defends the passage of last night's bill, asserting it did not raise U.S. debt.

  • Can Congress get past political differences?     Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 6:03 AM ET

    Now both sides of the aisles must decide whether they "want to go big or go small," as Congress attempts to reach a long-term deal on cutting spending and taxes, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Moderate Republicans will benefit from debt crisis     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:43 PM ET

    Mark Todd, Director Fixed Income Sales, FIIG tells CNBC's Cash Flow that U.S. Republicans need to be "intelligent fiscal conservatives" rather than children.

  • GOP bill Boehner attempt to 'manage' coalition     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood says House Speaker John Boehner knows the new GOP bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling won't pass. Harwood believes it is an attempt to mollify the tea party faction of the party.

  • President refuses to lead: Rep. Price     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    Even if Senators Reid and McConnell strike a compromise deal, will Speaker Boehner be able to get support from House conservatives? Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA), says "we have an administration and the President that refuses to lead," he says.

  • Political stunts need to stop: Sen. Tester     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    Sen. Jon Tester, (D-MT), says the tactics that the Tea Party has used over the past several weeks has probably done some great things for fundraising but hasn't done much for our country.

  • Big business loses sway over House GOP Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L), U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) (C) and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI).

    With the federal government pushing toward a budget default, big business groups are worried they have lost sway over the GOP majority in the House.

  • Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO, says you can't hold a gun to someone's head and think you'll be able to negotiate. Unfortunately, the House leader lacks the moral fiber to stand up to a minority in his party, he says.

  • Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, shares his thoughts on the Tea Party's involvement in the government shutdown and how to resolve the conflict over the debt.

  • Can Boehner survive the shutdown?     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at the BlackRock Investment Institute, comments on the "paralysis" in the U.S. and how the House Speaker, John Boehner, is in a "tough position".

  • It all has to begin with a simple discussion, says House Majority Leader John Boehner, sharing his thoughts about the ongoing government shutdown. Our goal here in not to shutdown the government but to bring fairness to the American people under Obamacare, Boehner adds.

  • Boehner: 'This isn't some damn game!'     Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    House Majority Leader John Boehner shares his frustration about the ongoing government shutdown.

  • We need a revolution: Jesse Ventura     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura explains why he thinks it is time for a revolt amid a government shutdown.

  • Are Republicans scared of the tea party?     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    Democratic strategist Keith Boykin and Boris Epshteyn, founder of Strategy International, discuss the influence of the tea party within the Republican ranks.

  • Just when Congress ought to be doing things to reinforce the recovery, House Republicans are committed to "doing another self-inflicted wound," says Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury Secretary, discussing the standoff on Capitol Hill.

  • IRS Scandal: Lois Lerner retires     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    The IRS official at the center of the Tea Party scandal is retiring. Discussing what Lerner's retirement announcement means for the investigation, with Eliana Johnson, National Review.

  • Can Obamacare be funded?     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), makes his case for defunding Obamacare. "If giant corporations and members of Congress will get a waiver from President Obama, then American families should as well," he says in discussing Cantor's thoughts on a 1-year delay to Obamacare.

  • A tea party comeback?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing how the 2014 mid-term elections will be impacted by the IRS targeting scandal, with Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots co-founder and CEO.