Congress Political Leaders

  • Political Ads Go Negative As Campaign Heats Up

    CNBC's John Harwood reports questions remain over Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital, and political ads are already going negative as the campaign for the presidential election takes off.

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    The heat from three California bankruptcies in two weeks is fanning out like a late summer brushfire.

  • Should Government Control the Internet in an Emergency?

    A new executive order from President Obama laying out emergency government procedures is getting a lot of attention on the Internet. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • House Set to Vote on 'Affordable Care Act'

    Tevi Troy, Hudson Institute senior fellow and advisor to Mitt Romney, shares his perspective on President Obama's health care law.

  • Capitol Hill Showdown on Taxes

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), discusses election year politics; the House proposal on tax cuts and how it differs from President Obama's plans.

  • Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    As protestors prepare to rally in Tahrir Square once again on Tuesday, the renewed anxiety about Egypt’s fragile political process serves a potent reminder that despite the election of a new President, the country’s power structure has yet to be fully defined.

  • St George's Flag & Houses of Parliament

    Conservative euroskeptics MPs are to unveil a lengthy shopping list of proposed reforms to the UK’s relationship with the EU as part of an attempt to return powers from Brussels, the Financial Times reports.

  • Santelli: 'Euro Titanic' Hits the Iceberg

    Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party leader, discusses Europe's looming fiscal crisis, and the problems with bailouts, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Here's One Battle Plan for Defense Spending

    Rep. Buck McKeon, (R-CA), reveals how uncertainties about future defense contracts are taking its toll on the U.S. economy.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    "Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China.

  • Obama Reacts to Jobs Report

    President Obama explains what's at stake in this election are two different visions for the future. "We've gone through a decade where people were working harder and harder but they didn't see any increase in incomes," he says, explaining how hardship from the financial crisis has put the dreams for many Americans out of reach. He adds, there were 4.4 million new jobs created in 28 months, and lays out his plans to continue growing the economy.

  • Krueger: Recoveries Do Not Move in Straight Lines

    Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, discusses June's weak jobs data, explaining "not every month is going to be as strong as the previous months, but we are on a path now of 28 months of private sector jobs growth."

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    Evidence is mounting that the economy is taking a hit because Congress can't – or won't – deal with the 'fiscal cliff' looming at year's end. The fight on Capitol Hill last summer over the national debt limit also took an economic toll., the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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  • Gov. Christie on Taxes & Health Care

    "We're working on cutting taxes in New Jersey," says Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ), discussing how his state was able to deliver its third consecutive balanced budget, and weighing in on the politics of the Supreme Court's decision on health care.

  • Trump on Health Care & Jobs in America

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision on the health care law and Friday's upcoming jobs report.

  • Checking Up on Greece

    The "troika" of international lenders is set to convene in Greece on Thursday to assess the country's bailout process. Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac, offers insight.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Keeping an Eye on Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson on oil price action in the day ahead, with an outlook on EU sanctions against Iran and tomorrow's meeting with Western countries about its nuclear program.

  • Dueling Governors: Florida vs. Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), discusses jobs creation in the Lone Star State and health care coverage, with Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL).

  • A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.