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  • NEW YORK— 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for the repeal of part of President Barack Obama's health care law, the so-called "Cadillac tax" on health insurance that's unpopular with large corporations and unions alike. Critics say it will raise costs for consumers, while supporters see it as a brake on wasteful health care...

  • CNN: Biden can be a game-day decision for debate Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— CNN says it will allow Vice President Joe Biden to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate even if he decides that day to be a candidate. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb have already been invited. Dana Bash, Don Lemon and CNN en Espanol anchor Juan Carlos Lopez also will question...

  • It's time for the dinner toasts at Friday's lavish state dinner for China. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, to the White House for a state dinner. China's leader and Obama met for several hours at the White House earlier Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington on Thursday for a state visit and talks with President Barack Obama expected to be clouded by differences over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing's economic policies and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Vice President Joe Biden greeted Xi and his wife as they landed at...

  • Jack Welch: I'm not sure yet if Trump can win Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Jack Welch and Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is looking more serious day by day, but "is he a winner? I don't know," Jack Welch tells CNBC.

  • Republican lawmaker asked President Barack Obama to explain whether the Iran nuclear agreement would eliminate U.S. tax penalties on companies that do business with Iran. "Your policy raises serious questions about whether you intend to keep in place tax rules that discourage conducting business with Iran," Ryan, chairman of the tax-writing House of...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate. The announcement was viewed with disappointment in Canada, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said as recently as last month...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will unveil a plan this week to cap out-of-pocket costs for specialty drugs, her campaign said on Monday, as a tweet from Clinton accusing companies of "price gouging" sent biotech stocks tumbling. Clinton, who leads the field seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the...

  • Fiorina: I have great empathy for Joe Biden Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Fiorina: I have great empathy for Joe Biden

    Carly Fiorina reflects on her battle with cancer, losing her stepdaughter to addiction and how those tragedies have affected her philosophy.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Leaders of 11 Chinese cities and provinces on Tuesday will announce plans to cut carbon emissions earlier than China's national target of 2030, a move meant to build momentum for a global accord in December, according to the White House. Those announcements, as well emission-reduction commitments from more than a dozen U.S. states and cities,...

  • Why this Fed meeting will mean so much for 2016 race Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    If the central bank makes a mistake and moves too fast to raise rates, it could prove fatal to the Democratic nominee, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Biden opens up to Colbert about his 2016 doubts Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden suggested he is not yet emotionally prepared to run for president in 2016, as he is still reeling from the death of his son.

  • Christie, Fiorina make GOP debate cut Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Christie, Fiorina make GOP debate cut

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the likelihood of Joe Biden making a bid or president. And Harwood reports on who made the cut for the next Republican debate and what would likely prompt Donald Trump to withdraw from the race.

  • Chanos: Biden 'mulling over' presidential bid Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Chanos: Biden 'mulling over' presidential bid

    James Chanos, Kynikos founder & president, discusses the likelihood of Joe Biden running for president.

  • President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July,...

  • Biden: It's a family decision Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) (R) with his son Beau Biden in 2008.

    Weighing a presidential run, Joe Biden says the only question that matters is whether his family can "undertake an arduous commitment."

  • Trump powers ahead in polls: Des Moines Register Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Trump powers ahead in polls: Des Moines Register

    According to a recent poll, Donald Trump is leading the GOP pack by a large number. Ben White, Politico chief economic correspondent, weighs in on the Republican presidential field and whether Hillary Clinton's email controversy will hurt her campaign.

  • Biden 2016? Say it ain't so, Joe Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Joe Biden

    With Hillary Clinton in trouble, Joe Biden is mulling a 2016 presidential run. Cenk Uygar says this is a bad idea — and here's why.

  • Old airports, congestion add to flier frustration Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    A passenger attempts to check himself in from a self-service kiosk at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

    Two big culprits behind flier frustration are the country's aging airports and growing congestion in the skies.

  • Joe Biden 'calling around' about possible 2016 bid Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden is calling close friends to discuss a potential run for president in 2016. NBC News reports.