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  • MIAMI— U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962.. The position, which the Democrat outlined already in her 2014 book "Hard Choices," puts her in line with President Barack Obama, who moved in December to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and has...

  • July 29- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. President Barack Obama's administration has formally restored diplomatic ties with the island nation and dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terror.

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch Brothers may end up on the losing side. Conservative Koch-backed groups are among those pushing Republican lawmakers and candidates to oppose the...

  • China has had the bomb for 50 years and has a stockpile of perhaps 250 weapons. This agreement facilitates the transfer of U.S. technology for civilian use, and blocking or delaying it could complicate already tense U.S.- China relations. Four American-designed reactors worth $8 billion are under construction in China, and dozens more are planned or proposed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex weddings in the same week that South Carolina debated keeping a controversial Civil War battle flag, Twitter user zxTomatoez posted "Gay marriage and the Confederate flag going down everywhere. In the race for the White House in 2016, election campaigns rely on such research to help them tailor...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 9- A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raked in a record $103 million, the group, Right to Rise, said in a statement today, dispelling rumors that the outside spending group would fall short of expectations. Bush's presidential campaign also announced Thursday that it had raised $11.4 million in the two...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Seven conservative Republican senators demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. Export-Import Bank disclose plans to begin liquidating its assets after the government trade lender's charter expired amid congressional inaction. The Republican senators, including presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, said in a letter...

  • Bernie's long odds vs. Hillary: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders greets guests at Drake University on June 12, 2015.

    Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters polled say Hillary Clinton is their first choice vs. 15 percent for Bernie Sanders.

  • BOSTON, June 19- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. "I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity," Icahn, 79, said in a public statement one day after Trump, 69, told cable station MSNBC that Icahn...

  • 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.

  • Trump 2016 worries GOP establishment: Ex-RNC chief Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015.

    Donald Trump's entrance into the GOP race could prove to be a liability for the party, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Bush launches with eye on Rubio more than Walker Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    Jeb Bush launched his campaign but training his sights on one his chief rivals for the GOP nomination, Marco Rubio, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Jeb Bush announces bid for 2016 presidential run Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Miami, June 15, 2015.

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially announced his presidential campaign Monday afternoon from Miami.

  • Rubio's money problems: An asset? Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Here's how Marco Rubio could use his money issues as an advantage against other presidential candidates, says media consultant Mark Macias.

  • This GOP candidate will win nomination: CFO survey Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A banner from a past Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay Florida.

    CFOs have predicted a clear winner among the vast pool of GOP presidential hopefuls, according to the latest CNBC CFO Council survey.

  • Will financial fumbles hurt or help Marco Rubio? Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
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    How will reports of financial missteps by presidential candidate Marco Rubio impact his campaign? Politico's Ben White explains.

  • Grover Norquist to Jeb: Learn from dad's tax gaffe Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist's message to expected GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush: Don't make the same mistake your father made.