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Congress Political Leaders

  • President Barack Obama nominates Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary.

    President Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.

  • Jacob Lew

    The president signals he's not bluffing over the debt ceiling.

  • Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.

  • In 2011, Congress and President Obama went to the brink of government default when congressional Republicans balked at raising the nation's debt ceiling. The spring of 2013 appears to have another debt ceiling fight in store. Here are the top four things that have changed. The CSM reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Natural Gas Down About 3%

    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.

  • Pres. Obama Will Nominate Jack Lew

    Jack Lew is a close advisor to the President but does he have the financial experience for the job or his selection more about his ability to navigate the politics? CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman debate.

  • Chavez Inauguration Delayed

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports medical treatment for cancer will prevent Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from being sworn in for a new term at this time.

  • Pres. Hugo Chavez Underwent 4th Cancer Surgery

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Venezuela speaker says President Hugo Chavez is seeking to delay his inauguration.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Traders Focus on Petrol Supplies

    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.

  • A key conservative in the Senate told CNBC on Tuesday that spending cuts would have to be part of any discussion to raise the nation's borrowing limit.

  • President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    Facing a February deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and video-game industry representatives to the White House for talks Wednesday on curbing gun violence.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi withdrew as candidate for Italy's premiership on Monday as the price of a pact with the devolutionist Northern League that could prevent the formation of a stable government after next month's election.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eyeing Nat Gas Volatility

    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.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel

    President Obama is unveiling two choices to head his security team and they are sure to be controversial, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

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    The stage is being set for the battle for the heart of Italy, as warning signs about the state of the country’s economy become more difficult to ignore.

  • Can Politicians Rise Above the Rhetoric?

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-PA), discusses the outlook on the nation's fiscal future as lawmakers prepare for the next cliff: spending cuts and taxes. "In this next round it's about three times as much spending cuts as it is revenue," Rendell added.

  • 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.

  • A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City.

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from super storm Sandy.