Elizabeth Schulze is a desk producer at CNBC. She contributes to CNBC.com, most often to the "Money & Politics" blog. Before joining the breaking news desk, she was an associate producer at CNBC's "The Kudlow Report." Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
"The world is looking at the United States and asking the question. 'Can we effectively govern ourselves?'" Leon Panetta tells CNBC.
After meeting at the White House, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Washington is far from resolving its differences over the U.S. government shutdown.
Sen. Ron Johnson says he didn’t get an answer on what he perceives as the biggest threat to U.S. national security interests: chemical weapons falling into the wrong hands.
In his first TV interview on the Syria crisis, the former Pentagon chief said the administration has not indicated its mission in Syria.