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Congress Political Leaders

  • A CSX. Corp locomotive engine.

    Transporting cars and trucks is not expected to be the "engine it was last year" for CSX, CEO Michael Ward says.

  • House to Vote on Debt Limit

    CNBC' John Harwood explains why there could be a vote to extend the debt limit today. Rep. Aaron Schock, (R-IL), discusses the GOP's plan to limit the debt and force the Senate to submit a budget.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds vehemently to Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) allegation that the State Department misled the American public on the embassy attack in Libya. (1:03)

  • Entitlement Reform Tops Budget Talks

    Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, (D-TN), discusses the ongoing battle to solve the government's spending problem, as politicians gather on Capitol Hill to discuss the nation's budget.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:18)

  • Obama's Inaugural Strategy

    Debating whether Obama's remarks yesterday were actually intended to drive a wedge into the Republican Party. Mark Hannah, former campaign aide for John Kerry & Barack Obama; Kevin Madden, GOP strategist; and Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, discuss motives behind the President's speech.

  • House: Balance the Budget in 10 Years

    House Republicans propose a measure that includes a balanced budget requirement within 10 years. What's the likelihood of it going anywhere, With Robert Costa, National Review. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) discuss.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Nears $100

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets as oil hits a four-month high. And Nebraska's governor approves a new route for the Keystone pipeline.

  • Check out DuPont’s 4 percent dividend yield, Cramer said. The diversified chemicals company is not as levered to housing as people realize, he continued. It also has an agriculture segment and while some think farming is a bad place to be, Cramer said the world's population only continues to grow. All of those people need to eat, he noted, and DuPont's fertilizers help farmers get more crops out of the same amount of land.

    It looks like 2013 is going to be a "lower growth environment," DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman told CNBC, but she cited two areas of expected strength this year.

  • President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.

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

  • Is the Franco-German Relationship Bust?

    Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, tells CNBC that the relationship between France and Germany is now more important than even the last decade.

  • President Obama's 2nd Term Roadmap

    It is the 21st time in the nation's history a president has been sworn into office a second term. Reacting to President Obama's inaugural address, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein; Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO; and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how the inauguration merchandise vendors fared today.

  • Presidnet Obama Nominates New Cabinet Members

    President Obama officially nominates new cabinet members Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.

  • President Obama's 2nd Inauguration: Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce & More

    "American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.

  • Obama: Every Citizen Deserves a Basic Measure of Security & Dignity

    In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)

  • President Obama: An Economic Recovery Has Begun

    President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.

  • Vice President Biden Takes Public Oath

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams Delivers Obama's Inaugural Invocation

    Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.

  • Presidnet Obama's Second Inauguration Kicks Off

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.