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Congress Political Leaders

  • A masked protester looks at Michigan State Police in riot gear as union members from around the country rally at the State Capitol.

    New labor laws in Michigan are not only a major shift for the state, they could ripple across the country.

  • Replacing Operation Twist

    Steve Liesman, sr. economics reporter, CNBC, reports on what to expect from the Fed today and how it's likely to respond to criticism about how a QE4 could impact the markets. He also expects Bernanke to comment on unemployment.

  • Right-to-Work Impact

    David Madland, Center for American Progress, discusses the impact Right-to-Work laws really have on state economies. It lowers wages and hollows out the middle class, Madland says.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Closing In on 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

    Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) discuss whether the two parties are closing in on a debt deal and if taxes will go up on the top two percent of taxpayers.

  • Dems Deal on the Debt

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reveals what spending cuts the Democrats are willing to live with to get a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Despite all the hullabaloo about the "fiscal cliff," stock markets have behaved calmly throughout this whole period. Larry Kudlow is guessing that stocks are correctly sniffing that there will be no calamitous falling off the cliff.

  • Fiscal Fisticuffs on Capitol Hill

    Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), weighs in on dealing with the nation's debt ceiling.

  • Searching for Fiscal Solutions

    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) explains why he did not sign the Norquist "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" and says you can't shut any idea out until you come to a solution.

  • A Thaw in Fiscal Freeze?

    Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) discusses compromise efforts between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill in an effort to find a solution to the "fiscal cliff."

  • Prince

    The Clinton tax rates create a much better basis for tax reform because it benefits more Americans, says Tony Fratto.

  • Daley: We've Got to Get Growth

    "We've got to get growth in our economy," says Former Obama Chief of Staff Bill Daley, in discussing the fiscal cliff talks.

  • Time to Buy Italian Assets

    Ian Harnett, Managing Director at Absolute Strategy Research and Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland tell CNBC political uncertainty is leading to cheap assets in Italy

  • Finding a Path Towards Compromise

    Digging into the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, and what the impact could be for the U.S. economy if a compromise is not reached by years end, with Republican Policy Committee chairman Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming.

  • Sen. Warner: Optimistic We'll Get A Deal

    A closer look at the U.S. economy, and optimism regarding the negotiations in Washington to avert the 'fiscal cliff,' with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). "It's almost un-American that we're not going to be able to step up and get [a deal] done," he says.

  • Fighting Back Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

    Discussing the state of the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).

  • Finding Common Ground on the 'Cliff'

    Where Washington stands on a fiscal cliff deal, with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). As long as we stay on revenues, and don't talk about entitlements, says Corker, we're never going to get to the right place.

  • Norquist: Fiscal Cliff Is a Made-Up Deadline

    "No one should sign a bad deal because of an imaginary deadline," explains Grover Norquist, American For Tax Reform president.

  • Sen. Johnson on Government, Business & the Fiscal Cliff

    Should holiday vacations be allowed if a deal to avert the fiscal cliff hasn't yet been put in place? Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), weighs in. "If you want to get this economy going, and I think you could get it going, reduce the federal government's influence on business people's lives and on American's lives, " he explains.

  • Hensarling: I Give President 'A' For Honesty, 'F' For Effort

    America is facing a debt crisis, and it is spending driven, says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Texas), in sharing his opinions of President Obama's handling of the fiscal cliff negotiations.