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  • Lew: I worry about 'terrible' debt limit accident Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Jack Lew, Treasury secretary

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- When Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and other companies wanted to show Congress last February the dangers of closing the Export-Import Bank, they turned to a time-tested Washington ritual: knocking on Capitol Hill office doors. Working together, they mobilized executives from more than 650 companies to descend on Washington in a two-day "...

  • Why GOP rebels crossed the Tea Party Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Rep. Gwen Moore

    Here's why 42 GOP reps crossed the Tea Party to save the Ex-Im Bank, says Rep. Gwen Moore.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- The U.S. government will hit a legal debt limit and be unable to borrow more money no later than Nov. 3, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday. "In fact, we do not foresee any reasonable scenario in which it would last for an extended period of time," Lew said, as he urged Congress to raise the debt cap. Disarray among Republicans over who will...

  • Here's the big reason to fix dysfunctional Washington...

    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.

  • Measure to raise US debt limit could hit House floor Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner announces his resignation during a press conference on Capitol Hill September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. House of Representatives could attempt to pass legislation this month raising the amount the federal government is allowed to borrow.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. House of Representatives could attempt to pass legislation this month raising the amount the federal government is allowed to borrow, before Speaker John Boehner retires, an aide to Boehner said on Wednesday. Boehner announced in September that he planned to retire from Congress on Oct. 30. The Treasury Department has told Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. House of Representatives could attempt to pass legislation this month raising federal borrowing authority before Speaker John Boehner retires, an aide to Boehner said on Wednesday. In September, Boehner announced that he plans to retire from Congress on Oct. 30. The Treasury Department has informed Congress that the government will...

  • U.S. debt limit increase could hit House floor soon Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. House of Representatives could attempt to pass legislation this month raising federal borrowing authority before Speaker John Boehner retires, an aide to Boehner said on Wednesday. "The Speaker has made it clear that he wants to solve some outstanding issues before he leaves. In September, Boehner announced that he plans to retire...

  • Is Joe a go? It's decision time for Biden Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    Vice President Joseph Biden

    With the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, time is running out for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race. NBC News reports.

  • Some Republicans campaign against Ryan for speaker Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 3:16 AM ET

    Some conservatives in the GOP are sharpening their knives to keep Representative Paul Ryan from succeeding House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Paul Ryan reconsidering House speaker run Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Numerous House Republicans and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have asked Ryan to run for speaker after Kevin McCarthy dropped out.

  • Paul Ryan would be a great House speaker: Kudlow Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Making Paul Ryan speaker would solve a lot of problems. So what's the holdup?, asks Larry Kudlow.

  • Darrell Issa: I may run for House speaker Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

    Rep. Darrell Issa tells CNBC he's considering putting his name in the hat as a candidate for speaker of the House.

  • Rep. Issa: Reconsider building entire team Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Rep. Issa: Reconsider building entire team

    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.

  • Darrell Issa: Boehner at fault for House chaos Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Darrell Issa: Boehner at fault for House chaos

    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. Issa: Freedom caucus not all-or-nothing crowd Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Rep. Issa:  Freedom caucus not all-or-nothing crowd

    Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), discusses the GOP's efforts to find a House Speaker after Kevin McCarthy withdraws from the run.

  • If we need Dems to get House working, do it: Rep. King

    Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), and Harold Ford, Morgan Stanley managing director, discuss the chaos in the House of Representatives.

  • Chaos on Capitol Hill 'unprecedented'? Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Chaos on Capitol Hill 'unprecedented'?

    Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discusses the GOP leadership shakeup in the House of Representatives.

  • House GOP in disarray following McCarthy withdrawal Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    House GOP in disarray following McCarthy withdrawal

    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.