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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers unveiled a compromise version of the annual $612 billion defense authorization bill on Tuesday, but the measure includes provisions such as the use of war funds to avoid budget restrictions that could prompt a veto by President Barack Obama. The proposed National Defense Authorization Act also tightens restrictions on...

  • The plan, not yet finalized, would transfer catfish to the USDA from the Food and Drug Administration, which has safety responsibility for all other seafood. USDA is working toward a final rule, and TPP will not affect that, "a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity because the overall trade deal is not yet finalized. The final rules may require Hanoi to erect a...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Aug 28- The chairman of China's Tsinghua Unigroup travelled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter said. Senator Charles Schumer of New York called on the inter-agency Committee on Foreign...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Jostling for position in the U.S. presidential race, candidates on Monday blamed Wall Street elites, the Federal Reserve, exposure to China, and President Barack Obama's spending policies for the market contagion from China's stock-market plunge. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- As China's stock-market plunge spread to the United States, presidential candidates on Monday laid on blame and pushed their policy ideas from the sidelines, with Republican Donald Trump saying he had warned about U.S. exposure to China. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with China, "said...

  • No apologies from Donald Trump over McCain comments Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    No apologies from Donald Trump

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether Donald Trump's comments about Sen. John McCain are likely to impact his bid for president.

  • When politics strikes the wrong chord Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    Neil Young speaks at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

    The Donald Trump-Neil Young kerfuffle over a song isn't the first sour note between politicians and musicians. For some other instances, click ahead.

  • Here's what Jeb Bush needs to do Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Jeb Bush formally announces his presidential bid in Miami, June 15, 2015.

    Jeb Bush hasn't met the high expectations set for him, says this media consultant. But there is something he can do about it.

  • Why Putin will play big part in run for White House Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.

  • Jeb Bush may be too honest to be president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Jeb Bush is simply determined to run for president his way and not bow to political customs unless he absolutely must. NBC reports.

  • Why Rand Paul probably can't win the GOP nomination Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

    In a political world where candidates nearly always follow the party line on every issue, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has broken the mold.

  • GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky and Senate Republicans.

    Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

  • Obama: Not ready to send arms to Ukraine...yet Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama in the Oval Office, Feb. 9, 2015.

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.

  • McCain: Obama delusional on possible Iran deal Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:28 AM ET
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters after a closed door briefing June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Returning from Saudi Arabia, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC he's most concerned about the threat posed by Iran.

  • McCain blasts Michael Moore over 'Sniper' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:37 AM ET
    McCain blasts Michael Moore over 'Sniper'

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain tells CNBC he thinks filmmaker Michael Moore's statements about the movie "American Sniper" were "idiotic."

  • Sen. McCain: Arm free Syrian army Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Sen. McCain: Arm free Syrian army

    We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.

  • Something Washington may agree on: NFL blackouts Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • Hot politician? Depends on your party bias Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

    Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.