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Congress Political Leaders

  • FBI Probing Virginia Governor

    The FBI is looking into the relationship between Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and a major campaign donor who paid the caterer at his daughter's wedding, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Pres. Obama: Proud of Jason Collins

    President Obama explains why he is proud of the first openly gay NBA player, and discusses his support for the rights of all individuals.

  • Immigration Reform & the Path to Citizenship: Pres. Obama

    President Obama explains why he is 'impressed" by the work done in the Senate on immigration, and discusses the criteria he would like to see from the House.

  • Pres. Obama: We Will Implement Health Care Law

    President Obama discusses the benefits of the "Affordable Care Act", adding many Americans are already experiencing benefits from the law without realizing it. The President also talks about some of the difficulties in implementing the law for some people who do not have health insurance.

  • 'We've Got to Close Guantanamo': Pres. Obama

    President Obama explains to reporters why he believes the U.S. can no longer keep Guantanamo Bay open. This is a lingering problem that is going to "fester," he added.

  • Pres. Obama: 'Things Are Dysfunctional on Capitol Hill'

    President Obama answers questions from reporters about the political divide in Congress and the impact of the sequester on the economy.

  • Return to Normal.. Take Your Cues From Boston: Pres. Obama

    President Obama answers questions about the Boston Marathon bombing and protecting the country from further attacks. The FBI and Homeland Security performed "exemplary" in their duties, adding his administration is cooperating fully with all departments to protect and prevent these attacks.

  • Pres. Obama: Chemical Weapon Use is a 'Game Changer'

    President Obama answers questions from reporters at a news conference held in the White House Briefing Room. In the first set of questions, the President answers questions about the Syrian "red line" and U.S. strategy to find a solution to the unfolding disaster in that country.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: All Eyes on the ECB

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Anthony Foxx Nominated As DOT Secretary

    President Obama is about to announce his nomination for the next Transportation Secretary, reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC Contributor Gordon Bethune, weighs in.

  • President to Nominate DOT Secretary

    President Obama is expected to nominate the next Department of Transportation secretary to succeed Ray LaHood today. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, provides perspective.

  • Italy's ten-year borrowing costs fell on Monday to the lowest point since October 2010 after the country's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend, ending two months of political deadlock in Italy.

  • Jefferson County's Climb Out of Bankruptcy

    Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, AL, discusses how towns in his county have fared since suffering the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy on record.

  • Inside the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Has the original intent of the dinner lost its focus? CNBC's John Harwood provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the annual event, with the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Fabrizio Saccomanni

    Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.

  • Italian Govt Stable Enough to Pass Reforms: Pro

    Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, tells CNBC that the mix of the Italian government is a good one and will be enough to pass some reforms.

  • Italy finally has formed a new government, a coalition of Silvio Berlusconi's forces and center-left rivals who forged an unusual alliance to break a two-month stalemate.

  • Why Lasry Said 'Non Merci'

    Marc Lasry withdrew his name from consideration for U.S. Ambassador to France this week. CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details. Also, the DOJ broke up a ring of high-stakes poker games, with Wall Street Journal's Reed Albergotti.

  • House Voting to End FAA Furloughs

    Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines Chairman & CEO, shares his views on the politics behind the FAA furloughs.