The US won the Cold War largely because Reagan had a strong economy to back him up. Obama has broken that link—and Putin knows it, says Larry Kudlow.» Read More
President Obama, trying to break the stalemate over the fiscal crisis, challenged Republicans on Friday to agree to a quick deal to prevent a tax increase for all but the wealthiest Americans and the expiration of long-term unemployment benefits.
Former CIA director David Petraeus reportedly told the House and Senate Intelligence Committees today that his agency knew almost immediately that Al Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attack, reports NBC's Steve Handelsman. Is he contradicting himself? Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute and Alexis Levinson, The Daily Caller, share their opinions.
Reuters is reporting according to a Republican aide, the GOP might return December 27, and that they might have a new fiscal cliff plan. CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow, share their opinions.
Senator Chuck Grassley says the very day A123 filed for bankruptcy, the Department of Energy sent a check to the company for nearly $1 million, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
"The markets expect something will get done, even with the developments tonight," says Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners. Sarah Fagen, Former George W. Bush senior aide, and Matt Miller, Washington Post, weigh in.
Discussing Speaker Boehner's comment that "it is up to the President to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff," with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and checking on the Asian markets, with CNBC Asia's Adam Bakhtiar.
There won't be a house vote on Boehner's "Plan B" tonight. Will this spark a year-end correction? Brian Kelly of Shelter Harbor Capital and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, discuss. "The markets are going to start pricing in that we're fully going over the cliff," says Kelly.
Speaker Boehner is saying "Plan B" did not have sufficient support from House members, with CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow; and Sarah Fagen, Former George W. Bush senior aide, and Matt Miller, Washington Post, discuss the likelihood of going over the cliff.
CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow discuss news the House will remain in recess until after Christmas and there will not be a vote on "Plan B" tonight. Heather Higgins, Independent Women's Voice president, weighs in.
House Speaker John Boehner is gathering the Republicans into a caucus right now, and the vote on his "Plan B" is delayed, with Heather Higgins, Independent Women's Voice president and Ben Jealous, NAACP president & CEO.
Discussing how Boehner's "Plan B" proposal and upcoming vote is impacting the markets, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and
It appears the GOP does not have the votes to pass Boehner's "Plan B," with Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House Aide; Heather Higgins, Independent Women's Voice president; and Ben Jealous, NAACP president & CEO.
Discussing President Obama's position on tax rates, and the state of the fiscal cliff negotiations, with Heather Higgins, Independent Women's Voice president and Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House Aide.
Piers Morgan talks with Larry Kudlow about the school shooting in Connecticut. Is a massive crackdown the best way to prevent tragedy in the future?
Discussing Boehner's "Plan B," and the gun debate, with Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Partners Chairman & CEO and Former NYC Mayor (R). "I'm in favor of assault weapons," he says.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House of Representatives has gone into an unscheduled recess shortly before Republicans were set to vote on Boehner's "Plan B." This usually means the party lacks the vote to pass the bill, he says.
CNBC' John Harwood reports on what could happen if the House votes yes on Boehner's "Plan B," and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), provide perspective.
With negotiations on a "fiscal cliff" deal at an impasse, Democrats and Republicans have turned toward sending political messages just before the Christmas holidays.
Facing a GOP revolt, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly canceled a vote Thursday night on a plan to raise taxes for the wealthy, bringing the country closer to a plunge down the "fiscal cliff."
Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill to study the impact of violent video games on children. Lars Larson of The Lars Larson Show, says the study is a distraction, and that there is not much evidence.