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  • Scenes from the Tea Party's "Hold the Line" Rally Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:33 PM ET
    Tea Party activists gathered on Capitol Hill for a 'Hold the Line' rally on June 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the debt limit impasse reaching a critical juncture, activists from all sides of the debate are reaching out to members of the U.S. Congress.Here are photos from the Tea Party's "Hold the Line" Rally

    With the debt limit impasse reaching a critical juncture, activists from all sides of the debate are reaching out to members of the U.S. Congress. Here are photos from the Tea Party's "Hold the Line" Rally.

  • Boehner on Debt Ceiling     Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner says job creation is the Republicans top priority. To that end, he says the NLRB is blocking thousands of jobs. He also touts the recently passed cut and cap legislation.

  • Obama Has More US Support Than GOP in Debt Talks Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama holds a stronger political position than Republicans entering the end-game of their standoff over the debt ceiling, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll has found.

  • House to Vote on Tea Party-Backed Debt Plan Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    With a default deadline looming, House Republican leaders are giving the Tea Party what amounts to a symbolic floor vote on its "cut, cap and balance" debt-limit plan.

  • Obama Responsible for Poor Jobs Picture: Bachmann Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Michelle Bachman

    The dismal state of employment offers more proof that President Obama's economic plan isn't working, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told CNBC.

  • Bachmann Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Outspoken congresswoman and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann cast herself as the "bold choice" for the Republican presidential nomination, as she formally kicked off her campaign Monday in her Iowa home town.

  • Jobs to Dominate 2012 GOP Race     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood tracks the political twists and turns as the GOP field takes shape.

  • Rep. Barney Frank on Debt Ceiling     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.) weighs in on the potential of a U.S. government default, raising the debt limit, the possibility of Medicare cuts and his ideas for where the country can trim budgetary fat.

  • Tea Party Calls for Duke CEO Jim Rogers' Head Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 8:38 AM ET
    People attend the Tea Party rally on Boston Common on April 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tea Party Express is on a current tour through the United States ending tomorrow in Washington, D.C., on tax day.

    FreedomWorks, a conservative group aligned to the Tea Party Movement, is calling for Jim Rogers, the boss of Duke Energy, to be fired and has launched an online petition aimed at ousting him for his support of cap and trade and donations to the Democratic National Congress.

  • NPR CEO Quits Over Hidden Camera Video Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the wake of comments by a fellow executive that angered conservatives and renewed calls to end federal funding for public broadcasting.

  • Halftime: What John Boehner Means for Wall Street Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    A highly regarded legislative analyst and the "Fast Money" traders discuss what impact the newly elected U.S. House speaker might have.

  • Charges Are Attempt to Quash Tea Party: O'Donnell Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    Charges by the US attorney against Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O’Donnell, a Republican and Tea Party favorite, of alleged illegal use of campaign funds are unfounded and an attempt to quash the Tea Party movement, O’Donnell, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Federal Reserve Is a 'Cartel': Ron Paul Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:57 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), who will head a subcommittee overseeing the Federal Reserve in the new Congress, called central bank a “cartel” and said it has “monopoly control” over the US dollar.

  • New Washington Divide: Fed Vs. Congress Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 2:27 PM ET
    House Chamber

    The most interesting divide in Washington this week is not between Republicans and the Democrats, it’s the yawning gap between "stimulators" at the Federal Reserve and "non-stimulators" in Congress.

  • Welch on Tea Party, GOP: Where's 'Vision'? Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 8:03 AM ET
    Jack Welch

    The tea party was about "60 percent positive" in Tuesday's elections, but Republicans will need to sharpen their message if the success is to carry through, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch said.

  • Election a 'Repudiation' of Democrats: Rep. Ryan Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Riskiest Job: House Speaker Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 3:40 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.

  • Santelli Says Tea Party Rant 'Woke People Up' Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

    Nearly two years after helping spark the Tea Party movement, CNBC's Rick Santelli looks at its effec on American politics and reflects on the impact of  his televised rant.

  • The Politics of the Authoritarian Marshmallow Test Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Let me say from the start, that I’m deeply suspicious of the Marshmallow Test.

  • Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    For candidates  to deliver on their promises to cut government spending and reduce the budget deficit, they will have to make potentially painful cuts. If given a limited choice, where would you wield the axe? Take our poll and tell us your opinion.

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