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Congress Political Leaders

  • Pres. Obama Nominates Two Key Positions in Commerce & Trade

    President Obama nominates two key members of his economic team: Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce; and Michael Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative. Also, CNBC's John Harwood discusses the odds of confirmation for the two nominees.

  • An SEC investigation into stock trading after a leak involving a government decision is a "very gray area," former SEC attorney Jacob Frenkel tells CNBC.

  • Is Letta to Thank for Italian Low Yields?

    Darren Ruane, senior bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses why the Italian and Spanish yields are at new lows.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas, Gold

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson on what to watch in commodities -- particularly natural gas and gold -- in the day ahead.

  • Erskine Bowles

    Erskine Bowles, former co-chair of the president's debt commission, told CNBC that a "Grand Bargain" on deficit reduction is "on life-support," with the chances reaching it "north of zero" percent.

  •  Economics Will No Longer Drive Politics: Pro

    Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, tells CNBC that we are coming to the end of a cycle of economics and the financial sector driving politics.

  • House Majority Leader Cantor on Economy

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) discusses U.S. budget issues, in what circumstance he would agree to higher taxes on the wealthy, and whether he is concerned for a market pullback after the Fed's statement.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Weekly Inventories Report

    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.

  • Hiring Our Heroes: UPS CEO on Jobs For Veterans

    The nation's top CEOs are at the White House today discussing jobs for U.S. veterans returning from war. CNBC's John Harwood and Scott Davis, UPS CEO, discuss.

  • 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.