Congress Political Leaders

  • 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, 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.

  • Investors Positive About Putin Election Win: CIO

    Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.

  • The White House Policies: Iran & Israel

    President Obama will address the pro-Israel group, AIPAC before a crucial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu on Monday. Discussing America's policy on Iran and whether Obama will be able to convince Netanyahu he will be on Israel's side, with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Michigan by unveiling a pro-growth, 20 percent tax-cut plan and by resetting his limited-government spending cuts and entitlement reforms. In other words, he delivered an economic-growth package. It served him well.

  • Global Markets Update: Draghi Warns to Not Expect Further Fund Injections

    European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.

  • Santorum & Super Tuesday

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum says he might not be a better businessman, but he'll make a better president; the Midwest is still reeling from deadly tornadoes; and AT&T says it is capping its data plans on 3G and 4G smartphones, and will now charge penalities to data hogs.

  • Brent Crude Futures at Highest Level in 4 Years

    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.

  • GOP Candidates Gear Up for Super Tuesday

    Insight on how big a role the economy and unemployment rate will play in choosing a Republican nominee, with former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell (D) and former governor George Pataki (R).

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    Iranians head to the polls on Friday for the first time since disputed presidential elections in 2009, and although most experts do not believe this week's parliamentary elections will witness similar tension, it may still prove a crucial turning point in a domestic power struggle that has been in the making for years.

  • Protersters gather in front of the Greek parliament under rainfall during the 48-hours anti-austerity strike.

    Greece's Parliament early Thursday approved new reforms to the country's struggling pension system, the latest move in a flurry of legislative action required to secure new international rescue loans that will stave off a Greek bankruptcy.

  • Greece

    The market appears to have given a cautious thumbs up to the latest euro zone bailout solution. In the end, if Greece isn’t going to leave the euro, it will need large cash transfers from the other member countries for some years to come, and the political leadership appears to have accepted that.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Huge Plunge in Gold & Silver

    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.

  • Pre-Market Report: ECB's Long-Term Refinancing Operation

    The European Central Bank launches its second three-year long-term refinancing operation, allotting 529 billion euros to European banks; Fed Chair Ben Bernanke begins his semi-annual Congressional testimony on the state of the economy, and today is the first time the Dow will open above 13,000 and the S&P reaches its key technical level of 1370, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

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    Argentina holds no lessons for Greece in how to manage a sovereign default, Robert Shapiro, Co-chair of the American Taskforce on Argentina and Co-founder and Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm told

  • House Leader Cantor Unveils the Jobs Act

    "Small businesses are the jobs engine of this country", says House leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discussing a new plan designed to jumpstart the U.S. economy and spur growth for small businesses and entrepreneurs.