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
Is President Obama's theme of seeing an American comeback overly optimistic? Keith Boykin, fmr. Clinton White House aide, and Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist, debate the issues.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum says he might not be a better businessman, but he'll make a better president; the Midwest is still reeling from deadly tornadoes; and AT&T says it is capping its data plans on 3G and 4G smartphones, and will now charge penalities to data hogs.
Fed head, Ben Bernanke was in the hot seat again on Capitol Hill. What was his real message? Former Federal Reserve Governor, Randy Kroszner provides perspective.
Kenneth Heebner, Capital Growth Management, and Richard Berg, Performance Trust Capital Partners, discuss the outlook on stocks, oil, housing, and the best way to invest in this market. Also, CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on today's oil spike and rumors of a Saudi pipeline explosion.
Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist remembers her friend, Andrew Breitbart, who died last night at the age of 43.
Kristen Welker, NBC News, reports North Korea surprised the world by announcing it will halt nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. Should the U.S. trust the moratorium deal? Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, provides perspective.
Nine people are confirmed dead after a strong line of tornadoes hit in the Mid-West. The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes, reports live from Branson, Missouri.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports jurors in the trial of alleged swindler, Allen Stanford have gone home for the night without a verdict; Facebook is launching a new advertising platform, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Did Ben Bernanke's speech spark a major stock and gold slide on Wednesday? Discussing where investors can find opportunities in the market, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, and David Goldman, Macro-Strategy.
Robert Costa, National Review, reports on Mitt Romney's comeback in Michigan and swept in Arizona. Did he win by touting his supply-side tax and economic growth plan, or did Rick Santorum's strategy backfire? James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Chris Chocola, Club for Growth, and Tim Pawlenty, (R) fmr Minnesota Governor, discuss.
Debating whether Mitt Romney is in danger of losing his home state and conceding a fourth consecutive defeat to Rick Santorum, with Phil Musser, fmr Romney 2008 campaign advisor; Ed Rogers, BGR Group chairman; and Tony Perkins, Family Research Council president.
The Dow closes above 13,000 for the first time since 2008, but will the market continue to rally? Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman; Michael Holland, Holland & Company chairman, and Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel managing director, discuss whether an economic rebound is brewing; the impact of high oil on stocks, and the outlook for housing and the U.S. dollar.
WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports the FDA has raised safety concerns statin drugs pose a small risk of raising blood sugar levels; shares of First Solar were halted after it released much lower-than-expected earnings; Republican Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe says she will not run for re-election; and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says breaking up the bank will not unlock any value.
"Small businesses are the jobs engine of this country", says House leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discussing a new plan designed to jumpstart the U.S. economy and spur growth for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on tonight's GOP primary in Michigan, with Steve Schmidt, Edelmen vice president. Also, making a case for Mitt Romney versus Rick Santorum, with Saul Anuzis, RNC National Committeeman, and Tom Tancredo, (R) fmr Colorado Congressman.
Can Mitt Romney hold onto his front-runner status, with just hours before all the polls close in Michigan? CNBC's John Harwood reports.
Debating whether President Obama should tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, with Dan Weiss, Center for American Progress, and Jim Lucier, Capital Alpha Partners.
James Woolsey, former CIA director, discusses Iran's uranium enrichment program, as it threatens to cut off the Strait of Hormuz, where 17 million barrels of oil pass through every day.
Robert Costa, National Review, reports a new poll shows Mitt Romney got a post-debate bump, rising above rival Rick Santorum. Debating whether Romney can maintain his front-runner status and sell his 20% tax solution, with David Corn, Mother Jones Washington bureau chief; Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman.
KNTV's Scott Budman reports Sprint has walked away from a major deal with MetroPCS; Japanese regulators say AIJ Investment Advisors lost $2 billion dollars in pension assets it managed; shares of Kenneth Cole Productions soared after Kenneth Cole himself offered to buyback shares of the company; Starboard Value doesn't like the way AOL is being run, so it filed to nominate five people to the board; and shares of TiVo slid 3% after it issued a downbeat forecast.