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  • Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff

    Is it time to put spending cuts front and center in the debate? Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses the odds of getting a deal on the fiscal cliff. "The country is ready for substantial reductions in military spending," he says.

  • Labor Leader: Bring Fairness to Tax Code Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Labor Leader: Bring Fairness to Tax Code

    Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, discusses the meeting he had with President Obama on the fiscal cliff.

  • If US Crashes Cliff, Don't Turn to Fed: Fisher Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    If US Crashes Cliff, Don't Turn to Fed: Fisher

    Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told Larry Kudlow if the worst happens and the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, he doesn't see the Fed providing a backstop.

  • Is Romney Plan Getting Thumbs Up from Dems? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:07 PM ET
    Is Romney Plan Getting Thumbs Up from Dems?

    They criticized his plan only last week, but now top Democrats are suggesting that Mitt Romney's plan to stem the fiscal cliff may be best for America.

  • How Does Raising Taxes Create Jobs? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    How Does Raising Taxes Create Jobs?

    President Obama met with labor union and progressive leaders at the White House today. Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO Special Counsel, discusses getting the labor union back in shape, and tax reform. Karen Finney, The Hill and James Freeman, Wall Street Journal, weigh in.

  • Forget Mayans: Be Afraid of US Budget Armageddon Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:27 PM ET
    Baum: The Real Cost of the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    Mayan end times prophesies aside, it's Washington's Sisyphean effort to balance its books that might bring about Armageddon.

  • Please Raise My Taxes Says This Millionaire Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    Raising taxes on the wealthy along with entitlement reform and spending cuts need to be part of any solution to the country’s fiscal problems, Jeff Gural, Newmark Knight Frank Chairman, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.

  • CNBC Explains: What Are Payroll Taxes? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Payroll Taxes: What Are They?

    Anyone looking at their paycheck stub and seeing the laundry list of taxes taken out might be saying to themselves 'Why am I paying these and where does all that money go?'CNBC explains

  • Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer

    A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.

  • How Do We Save Medicare & Medicaid? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:33 PM ET
    How Do We Save Medicare & Medicaid?

    Medicare and Medicaid are going broke; how can the U.S. reform these programs? The best way to do it is to reform these programs for people in my generation, explains Rep. Paul Ryan. Vice President Biden says this administration has strived to protect and provide more benefits for seniors. "We will not privatize Social Security," added Biden.

  • Medicare Fraud Correction Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Medicare Fraud Correction

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on yesterday's report about a nationwide law enforcement operation targeting Medicare fraud, saying the office of All Ways Home Care in Miami shown in an aerial video yesterday "was not implicated in any way in the operation."

  • Medicare Fraud Busts Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:11 PM ET
    Medicare Fraud Busts

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on one of the biggest Medicare fraud busts in years.

  • DOJ News Conference on Medicare Fraud Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    DOJ News Conference on Medicare Fraud

    Attorney General Eric Holder is holding a news conference now, with a major crackdown on Medicare fraud, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Presidential Attack Ads: The Truth Takes a Beating Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
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    From the stump and on the airwaves, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney often glossed over exactly where the other stands on five major issues, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • HHS: Obamacare Saves $4.5 Billion on Medicare Drugs Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
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    Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.

  • GOP Platform May Dilute Romney’s Focus on Economy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.

  • Taxes Would Jump Without Medicare Reform: Norquist Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 12:38 PM ET

    Tax rates would have to double to preserve Medicare and Social Security in their current form, tax foe Grover Norquist warned on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.

  • Paul Ryan: We’ll Telegraph to the Markets Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

    Paul Ryan told CNBC's Larry Kudlow on Thursday that the first act of a Romney-Ryan administration would be to handle the “fiscal cliff" and the threat of recession.

  • In Poll, Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.

  • Medicare Costs

    Mitt Romney’s plan to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has puzzled some experts, who say it might cost recipients hundreds of dollars a year.