Congress Political Leaders

  • Ron Paul on Gold Standard & Paper Money's Moral Hazard

    "I want a market economy," says GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul discussing his thoughts on why America should go back to the gold standard; fixing the U.S. economy; and his fight with the Fed.

  • Ron Paul's Freedom Principles

    "You don't quit the race just because you're behind," says GOP presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX) discussing his plan to restore America and whether he will get enough delegates to win the nomination.

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    A couple of weeks ago European finance ministers attended an informal meeting in Copenhagen to sign off on one of the final components of the plan to deal with the debt crisis once and for all.

  • French Rivals Clash on Euro

    Discussing the French election and its impact on Europe and the euro, with Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor.

  • European Elections & U.S. Markets

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what Americans can expect from the upcoming European elections and its impact on U.S. markets.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    President Obama finds himself threatening to veto a significant measure — the Keystone Pipeline — that enjoys the support of an increasing number of Democrats, as well as most Republicans in Congress, The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney is the projected winner in Virginia.

    More people say the economy is improving, but a persistent wariness about their own circumstances is helping Mitt Romney, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

  • A Blueprint for Deficit Reduction

    Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) discusses plans to use Simpson-Bowles' blueprint for deficit reduction in the mark up of a long term budget bill.

  • Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012

    Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discusses how cutting taxes for small business will help boost the U.S. job picture, declaring taxes are one issue that will be resolved through this election.

  • Economist Emmanuel Saez

    High earners who are worried thattheir rates will rise have more than just the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered, if publicly obscure economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness, The New York Times reports.

  • French far-right party Front national (FN) president and FN candidate for 2012 French presidential election Marine Le Pen sings the Marseillaise at the end of a campaign meeting, on March 17, 2012 in Ajaccio,  in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.  AFP PHOTO/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

    As the French presidential race enters its final lap, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist opponent Francois Hollande look set to move on to the second round of the elections. But the country's far-left and far-right candidates may cause an upset.

  • Taxing Times for Americans

    David Walker, Comeback America Initiative founder & CEO, discusses the federal budget deficit; the presidential race; taxes and the "Buffet Rule," as well as the high cost of health care.

  • Biden Blasts 'Romney Rule'

    Debating whether VP Biden is deliberately going after Mitt Romney on his taxes and business success, with Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide; Robert Costa, National Review political reporter; and Matt Lewis, Daily Caller senior contributor.

  • Jack Welch on Stocks, Economy & Elections

    "The economy has got some positives: it's got the market, it's got consumer confidence, and it's got central bankers throwing money around the world," says Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, discussing stocks, the U.S. economy and the upcoming presidential election. Also, Larry Kudlow reports the UN Security Council has called an emergency session over a North Korean rocket launch.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

    The second bailout for Greece, the epicenter of the euro zone debt crisis, and recent liquidity programs have not resolved the euro zone debt crisis and the EU is unlikely to survive, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management said on Thursday.

  • Obama Speech on the 'Buffett Rule'

    The wealthiest Americans got two huge tax breaks over the last ten years, says President Obama, delivering a speech on the U.S. economy and the "Buffett Rule", a tax principle that ensures millionaires pay the same effective tax rate as the middle class.

  • West Virginia Patriot mining operations at the Guston strip mine just outside of Starcity West Virginia.

    Commodity exporting nations should prepare for a future in which commodity prices are far less likely to increase at the pace of the last decade and could in fact decrease, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report warned on Tuesday, in an update to its World Economic Outlook.

  • Pre-Market Report: Alcoa, Apple & Bubba

    A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, including Alcoa earnings, Apple's new 52-week high, and an exclusive interview with Bubba Watson coming on later on CNBC, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • President Obama Speech Signs the JOBS Act

    President Barack Obama signs the JOBS Act, which will make it easier for companies to go public and says, "the economy has begun to turn the corner, but still has a long way to go."

  • What Does the JOBS Act Do?

    President Obama will sign The JOBS Act into law today. Discussing reasons why this bill could lead to more investment scams, with Greg Smith, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association general counsel and Brett Martin, Sonar co-founder/CEO.