Congress Political Leaders

  • 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.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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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.

  • Housing Is Leung's Biggest Priority

    Kong Wah Lau, Vice-chairman, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong says that the top priority of the newly elected Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is to address the affordability of public housing.

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    A quickly assembled panel on Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the healthcare reform law quickly reached a consensus: The court rightly determined that the individual mandate was a tax despite the Obama administration's insistence that it was not such thing.

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    One speaker  presented his big idea: abandoning our enthusiasm for universal suffrage. Here are the details.

  • President Obama Remarks on Supreme Court Ruling

    "Whatever the politics, today's decision was a victory for people all over this country," says President Obama.

  • Mitt Romney: 'We Must Replace Obamacare'

    "Our mission is clear, if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama", says Mitt Romney responding to the Supreme Court's decision on the "Affordable Care Act".

  • Sen. Paul: 'It's a Bone-Headed Decision'

    "The Court has over-stepped the Constitution. This is fighting words for us," says Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), weighing in on his disappointment over the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's health care reform bill. "Wait until you see the reaction from the Tea Party," he adds.

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    Euro zone policymakers have a small window of opportunity to save the disintegrating bloc and an orderly Greece exit could save the currency union from total collapse, Gina Sanchez, Director of Equity and Asset Allocation Strategy at Roubini Global Economics told CNBC Wednesday.

  • President Obama Picks Up Swing States Support: Report

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the details of a recent NBC-WSJ poll that shows President Obama maintains a small national lead of 47% to 44% over rival Mitt Romney, but the difference remains within the survey's margin of error.

  • Money in Motion: Trading the EU Summit

    The energy sector has fallen over 6 percent in the past week, with the FMHR traders; and George Davis of RBC Capital Markets, discusses the direction of the euro.

  • US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

    It wasn't a laugh a minute, but it was 10 per hour during the Supreme Court arguments over President Obama's health care reform, according to a  new study, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    According to a new poll from Spectrem Group, a majority of millionaire voters are likely to go for Mitt Romney. But it wasn't taxes that swayed them.