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Congress Political Leaders

  • House to Reconvene Sunday: NBC News

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the House of Representatives will be back in session Sunday, amid speculation there could be a last-minute deal on the "fiscal cliff."

  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft.

    If Congress reaches a deal on the "fiscal cliff," it would be a boon for the market, sending stocks up like a rocket, said Ralph Acampora, senior managing director at Altaira Investment Solutions.

  • Stocks Rally on Mushy ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Rumors

    Business managers have blamed uncertainties over the looming "fiscal cliff" for their lack of new hiring. We may be about to find out just how justified those fears are.

  • Lawmakers 'Pistol-Whipped' By Markets May Bring Fiscal Deal: Rep Welch

    "I think the market is going to punish us for our failure to act, and it may be the only thing to get us to act," said Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), discussing some of the issues preventing lawmakers from reaching a "fiscal cliff" agreement.

  • It's Not Too Late For Boehner: Sen. Reid

    Speaking from the floor of the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV), appeals to the GOP to bring its members back to the House, to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. CNBC's Eamon Javers weighs in.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:18)

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Can Momentum Continue?

    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.

  • Obama to Resume 'Cliff' Negotiations

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the President will shorten his holiday plans and return to Washington early to resume "fiscal cliff" talks.

  • 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."