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Congress Political Leaders


  • Chris Christie

    They are rich. They are unattached. They are looking for a little excitement. Meet the Draft Christie committee, a small but influential group of Republican-leaning donors and activists, many based in New York, united by a shared desire to see Gov.Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president. The New York Times reports.

  • Tamminen: U.S. is Likely to Fall Behind China Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    Reading news from Washington DC, while spending a week in China, it seems to me that some members of Congress are backing policies that would make America much more like China — without any of the economic benefits.

  • How to Trade on a Possible European Debt Plan Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Think the potential European debt plan will give the euro a significant lift? Think again, this strategist says.

  • The Politics of Business Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 7:48 AM ET
    The Politics of Business

    Carly Fiorina former HP CEO and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee discusses the U.S. economy and politics and its impact on the business community.

  • UK's Labour Still Has a Trust Issue on the Economy Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 5:21 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wrapped up his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: Labour still have a trust issue when it comes to the economy.

  • Czech Republic: Investment Opportunity? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 3:45 AM ET
    Czech Republic: Investment Opportunity?

    Miroslav Singer, Governor of the Czech National Bank, joined CNBC to discuss the Czech Republic's economic prospects.

  • Flood Victims Getting Fed Up With Congress Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    Standing in the living room of their house, now full of mud, slime and debris, Helen and Peter Kelly cannot believe that Congress is bickering over disaster aid to people like them. The New York Times reports.

  • How to Trade on a Potential Government Shutdown Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    It's back to the future as Congress tussles over a continuing resolution to fund the government. Here's how to trade on the brinkmanship.

  • Britain Needs a Plan That Works: UK Opposition Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

  • Europe Needs 'Paulson Moment': Analyst Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    After the weekend's International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting passed with no concrete announcements on the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis, one analyst called for a "Paulson moment" between politicians and fiscal policymakers in Europe.

  • Euro Area Facing 'Outright Recession': Economist Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The euro zone will be in a recession before the end of the year, an economist from the Royal Bank of Scotland told CNBC Monday.

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    After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

  • Russian Job Swap Sparks Kremlin Revolt Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:13 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Senior Russian government figures have rebelled against a deal between President Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, to switch jobs next year. The FT reports.

  • ECB's Knot Admits to Chance of Greece Defaulting Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 1:11 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A situation where Greece cannot pay back its public debt can no longer be excluded, European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Oh, man. If this is the Benjamin's idea of monetary policy help, imagine if he wanted to screw things up. But I shouldn't blame Ben.

  • Sarkozy Under Pressure From G20 Leaders Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Leaderless Slovenia Unlikely to Delay EFSF Vote Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:46 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Slovenia's minority government has collapsed after a no-confidence vote and this could further complicate the passage of legislation to scale up and enhance the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a key element of the euro zone's crisis response.

  • Destruction of Democratic Party? Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:50 PM ET
    Destruction of Democratic Party?

    Debating whether the President's policies will destroy the democratic party, with with Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide, Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company president & CEO; and Andrew Breitbart, BigGovernment.com publisher.

  • A Tax Others Embrace, US Opposes Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Whether the taxes on the rich in Europe raise enough money to close much of their budget shortfalls, they are being promoted as a step toward economic fairness at a time when governments are cutting spending on social programs like pensions, health care and education. The New York Times reports.

  • Making Munis Taxable Will Hurt Cities: Rep. Frank Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help.