Congress Political Leaders

  • Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during a town hall meeting with veterans at the 304 Grill in the financial district March 14, 2012 in Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

    Campaigning in recent days in Illinois and Missouri, Rick Santorum has sought to motivate his followers by highlighting a different divide: urban versus rural, The New York Times reports.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    When we keep more of our own money, our unfettered ambitions will create renewed abundance.

  • Ron Paul's Fight to the Finish

    "There are four of us in the race and of course, Romney looks like he's ahead, but he's far from having it won", says Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), discussing his hopes for big wins in Alabama and Mississippi today and why he intends to fight on through the GOP primary race.

  • Gunning for Greater Job Growth

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), discusses job creation in his state and weighs in on the GOP race for the White House.

  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation headquarters, on February 16, 2012 in Arlington, Virgina.

    Clearly, we are in an unprecedented time in economic history of the United States. And the Federal Reserve stands as the activist institution holding the strings to the future of economic recovery.

  • President Barack Obama

    As unions prepare to endorse President Obama on Tuesday, labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more members than ever before. The New York Times reports.

  • Race for the GOP Nomination

    Can Rick Santorum continue to gain momentum in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi? Discussing why he thinks Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination, with Tim Pawlenty, fmr. Governor, (R-MN).

  • A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    Greece has been tossed on the turbulent sea of global markets for almost two years now – but the bond swap deal secured on Friday should reassure markets about the country’s future, Greek Finance Minister and possible future prime minister Evangelos Venizelos told CNBC.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    I didn’t want to let the latest cockamamie Fed idea for “sterilized” bond buying pass without a comment. A Wall Street Journal story explained that somehow the Fed will buy more long-term bonds, print new money, and then borrow the money back so it doesn’t cause inflation. It’s all a lot of hooey.

  • Jobs Data Leaked to Wall Street?

    The monthly employment report is usually a market mover, but is the data being leaked to Wall Street ahead of the official release? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Iran Nuclear site

    Major powers called on Iran to enter "serious dialogue" over its contested nuclear program "without pre-conditions", in a joint statement issued on Thursday following extensive deliberations in Vienna.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    It’s a fallacy that private creditors to Greece – taking a massive “haircut” on their investment as part of a debt-restructuring deal – are losing out while the official sector’s holdings are protected, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, wrote in the Financial Times.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, showing a woman holding up the symbol of the Euro, stands outside the European Parliament building.

    The Argonne, Waterloo and Normandy are among the many famous battlefields of the past. Greece, Portugal and Ireland are among the theaters of war in which European Union is currently engaged.

  • Vladamir Putin

    The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.

  • Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff

    Insight on whether Russia's stock market is lower as a result of political concerns over Vladimir Putin's re-election, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.

  • Moscow riot police detain an activist during an unsacnctioned anti-Putin opposition rally at the Pushkin Square March 5, 2012 in central Moscow, Russia.

    Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.

  • Romney: 'This Has Been the Slowest Recovery Since Hoover'

    "This president's policies have hurt the economy, they haven't helped it," says. Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney discussings whether he will change tack if the economy continues to improve.

  • There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in 2011. In Europe struggling countries such as Italy and Greece brought in the technocrats, or voted out administrations, which had failed to solve their economic crises. In the Middle East two entrenched regimes toppled under popular uprisings and a third after a revolution.In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top. Citizens that rid themselves of dictators and have not yet decided wh

    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard  in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.

  • Mitt Romney

    A reluctant Republican Party is increasingly showing signs of rallying around Mitt Romney in the presidential race, with leading members of Congress and influential conservatives signaling that a coast-to-coast burst of voting on Super Tuesday should mark a moment to start concentrating on defeating President Obama, the New York Times reports.