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Congress Political Leaders

  • Short-Term 'Cliff' Deal Still Possible?

    David Goodfriend, CNBC contributor, and Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company president, debate whether there is still time to reach a bipartisan deal on the debt before the end of the year.

  • Will Clock Run Out on 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal?'

    Rep. Jim Himes, (D-CT), discusses whether a bipartisan 'cliff' deal is possible before the end of the year.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Brent Crude Extend Losses

    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.

  • President Obama  speaks Dec. 6, 2012, while visiting a home in northern Virginia to discuss his plan to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans.

    As President Obama approaches his second term, he'll have to confront tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his place in history.

  • Berlusconi Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he will run for Italian PM if the party asks him to, and that he has been sentenced to four years in prison due to tax fraud, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • China Talks Tough

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS says China is talking tough on everything from diplomacy to urban development, because it understands the changes to come in its environment in 10 years.

  • Next Secretary of State

    President Obama is expected to name Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Speaker Offers 'Serenity Prayer': Rep. Capito

    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, (R-WV), discusses the defeat of the House's "Plan B" bill and the next step in reaching a compromise on the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • Time For 'Plan C?'

    After last night's "Plan B" defeat in the House, is a compromise still possible before the end of the year? Rep. Michael Burgess, (R-TX,), and Rep. Stephen Lynch, (D-MA), provide their views from both sides of the aisle.

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

  • Ramifications of Going Over the Cliff

    Laurence Wormald, head of research at SunGard APT, tells CNBC that going over the fiscal cliff could badly hit US banks and the dollar with things getting worse very quickly.

  • U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    Facing a GOP revolt, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly canceled a vote Thursday night on a plan to raise taxes for the wealthy, bringing the country closer to a plunge down the "fiscal cliff."

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Strong Day for Nat Gas

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Maria Bartiromo challenges Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin to offer specifics on what spending cuts he would be willing to support.

  • CEOs Call For Action on 'Fiscal Cliff' Stalemate

    Brian Rogers, T. Rowe Price Group chairman, explains how both sides of the aisle are getting close to making a deal on the "fiscal cliff."

  • House Vote on 'Plan B' Pending

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on the GOP's plan to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • The Fine Art of Negotiating 'Cliff' Deal

    Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-In-chief, discusses the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations and the economic impact of the cliff.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Countdown Frenzy

    Can political leaders find a compromise that prevents the country from going over the cliff? Harry Wilson, MAEVA Group chairman & CEO, discusses the ongoing negotiations and whether a near-term deal can be made.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: US Crude Oil Supplies Drop By 1 Million Barrels

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Biden Tapped to Head Task Force on Guns

    President Obama named VP Joe Biden to head a White House "task force" to come up with some real reforms to reduce gun violence by the end of January, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.