Harold Ford Jr., Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, shares his thoughts on why leaders in Congress are not trying to find consensus, and weighs in on the tea party's support of raising the minimum wage.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
The dismal state of employment offers more proof that President Obama's economic plan isn't working, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told CNBC.
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.
CNBC's John Harwood tracks the political twists and turns as the GOP field takes shape.
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.
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 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.
A highly regarded legislative analyst and the "Fast Money" traders discuss what impact the newly elected U.S. House speaker might have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.
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.
Let me say from the start, that I’m deeply suspicious of the Marshmallow Test.
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.