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Robert Costa, National Review reports on GOP presidential candidates headed to Iowa, and discussing whether Mitt Romney will be the likely nominee, now that New Jersey's Gov. Christie has endorsed him, with Phil Musser, former Romney 2008 campaign advisor; Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor; and Dan Gerstein, Gotham Ghostwriters.
Discussing Tuesday's upbeat news from Europe, whether the ECB's three-year borrowing plan will ease financial pressure on banks, with David Gilmore, FX Analytics, and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on Tuesday's rally, fueled by better-than-expected housing numbers, and discussing whether this is a last minute Santa Claus rally, and how investors should position their portfolios, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, and Lawrence Glazer, Mayflower Advisors.
CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the payroll tax cut fight on Capitol Hill, and debating the merits of a full- year versus a two-month version of the bill, with Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-CA), and Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY).
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports ConocoPhillips was issued a permit to develop the first commercial oil well in Alaska; 13 thousand gallons of synthetic drilling fluid has leaked from a Shell rig in the Gulf of Mexico; the ITC has banned the imports of HTC handsets; and Swedish car maker, Saab has declared bankruptcy.
Robert Costa, National Review reports GOP presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are in attack mode, and a look at the game plan for other GOP contenders and whether Jeb Bush will enter the race, with Ari Melber, The Nation; Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; and Armstrong Williams, "Reawakening Virtues" author.
Will new rules requiring big banks to hold extra capital sink bank stocks in 2012?Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor banking analyst, weighs in.
Will the euro zone get its act together in 2012? Discussing what Europe needs to do to get out of trouble, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations.
Discussing whether U.S. markets can rally while the euro zone falters, and financials face increased regulatory requirements, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Arthur Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets.
CNBC's John Harwood has the details on a scheduled vote late tonight on the payroll tax cut, and debating whether a bipartisan agreement can be reached in the House, with Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-NY), and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).
Is President Obama standing in the way of creating over a hundred thousand jobs by postponing a decision on the Keystone pipeline? Brent Booker, Construction Dept. Laborers' Int'l Union, and David Barnett, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, weigh in.
Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK) discusses whether the U.S. is on the eve of a debt crisis, and what it will take to break the ongoing political stalemate in Washington.
Robert Costa, National Review reports House leader, Rep. Paul Ryan is going after GOP frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, and discussing Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, with Jen Psaki, former White House deputy press secy; Tony Fratto, CNBC contributor; and Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker executive chairman.
CNBC'S Bertha Coombs reports failed solar company, Solyndra is under grand jury investigation; Lam Research will buy Novellus Systems in a $3.3B deal; and China threatens to impose stiff tariffs on cars made in the USA.
Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman, CEO & CIO, discusses how to make money in stocks despite a strong U.S. dollar and soild profits.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY), and Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ), discuss what it will take to break the deadlock in Congress on extending the payroll tax cuts.
Are Republicans prepared to extend unemployment benefits, if the Democrats agree to the Keystone pipeline? Discussing the ongoing payroll tax stalemate on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY).
Debating whether Newt Gingrich's 15% flat tax would be a huge improvement over the current tax system, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, and Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA).
Will a Fed bailout prompt investors to buy stocks? Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital, and Steven Cortes, Veracruz founder, discuss whether it's time to get bullish on the market.
CNBC's John Harwood has the latest numbers on a NBC/WSJ poll, which shows Newt Gingrich in the lead, and discussing how he matches up against Mitt Romney, with David Goodfriend, Sirius/XM; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Mark Simone, WABC radio.