In an interview, Trump was more than willing to opine on the big issues that would face a presidential nominee and a president.
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The billionaire real estate mogul still leads all GOP rivals with 25 percent of the vote. In September, he drew 21 percent.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC he worries that waiting to the last minute to raise the nation's borrowing authority could result in a terrible accident.
Here's why 42 GOP reps crossed the Tea Party to save the Ex-Im Bank, says Rep. Gwen Moore.
Former Citigroup Chairman Richard Parsons, and Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute, discuss the importance of finding a replacement for departing Speaker Boehner and avoid a government shutdown.
The U.S. House of Representatives could attempt to pass legislation this month raising the amount the federal government is allowed to borrow.
With the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, time is running out for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race. NBC News reports.
Some conservatives in the GOP are sharpening their knives to keep Representative Paul Ryan from succeeding House Speaker John Boehner.
Numerous House Republicans and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have asked Ryan to run for speaker after Kevin McCarthy dropped out.
Making Paul Ryan speaker would solve a lot of problems. So what's the holdup?, asks Larry Kudlow.
Rep. Darrell Issa tells CNBC he's considering putting his name in the hat as a candidate for speaker of the House.
Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), says if the House can't find a single consensus candidate he's calling to reconsider building an entire team.
Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), explains why he thinks Speaker John Boehner is to blame for the current state of disarray among House Republicans.
Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), discusses the GOP's efforts to find a House Speaker after Kevin McCarthy withdraws from the run.
Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), and Harold Ford, Morgan Stanley managing director, discuss the chaos in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discusses the GOP leadership shakeup in the House of Representatives.
With Rep. Kevin McCarthy dropping out of the race for House Speaker, who will succeed Boehner? CNBC's John Harwood looks at the turmoil in the House of Representatives and the eleventh hour scramble to find a new leader.
We cannot continue this cycle of crisis governance. Here's what the next House speakers needs to do, says Rep. Jim Renacci.
With the House passage, the continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown goes to President Barack Obama's desk.