Congress Political Leaders

  • Finding Common Ground on the 'Cliff'

    Where Washington stands on a fiscal cliff deal, with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). As long as we stay on revenues, and don't talk about entitlements, says Corker, we're never going to get to the right place.

  • Norquist: Fiscal Cliff Is a Made-Up Deadline

    "No one should sign a bad deal because of an imaginary deadline," explains Grover Norquist, American For Tax Reform president.

  • Sen. Johnson on Government, Business & the Fiscal Cliff

    Should holiday vacations be allowed if a deal to avert the fiscal cliff hasn't yet been put in place? Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), weighs in. "If you want to get this economy going, and I think you could get it going, reduce the federal government's influence on business people's lives and on American's lives, " he explains.

  • Hensarling: I Give President 'A' For Honesty, 'F' For Effort

    America is facing a debt crisis, and it is spending driven, says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Texas), in sharing his opinions of President Obama's handling of the fiscal cliff negotiations.

  • Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)

    "Raising taxes is always bad for the economy," Americans For Tax Reform President Grover Norquist told CNBC.

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

  • Fratto: No One Has Seen Long-Term Entitlement Plan

    Measuring Washington's progress on the "fiscal cliff," with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Jared Bernstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

  • Should CY Leung be Impeached?

    Claudia Mo, Civic Party Legislator and Holden Chow, Chairman of Young Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) discuss C.Y. Leung's illegal structures at his home.

  • GOP 2012: What Went Wrong?

    Former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-MS), weighs in on how Republicans went from huge victories is 2010 to defeat in the 2012 elections.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near?

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney, (D-NY), and Rep. David Schweikert, (R-AZ), weighs in on whether they are optimistic a "cliff" solution is in the works.

  • The euro rose against the dollar Monday as comments made by Italy's prime minister allayed fears about the country's outlook.

  • As the 'Cliff' Turns... Latest Developments

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama took his message on the "fiscal cliff" to Michigan today; and Rep. Tom Cole, (R-OK), explains why some Republicans may be willing to accept tax increases, but only if there are significant spending cuts on the other side of the equation.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas Selloff

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the factors behind today's natural gas sell off.

  • Dominique Strauss-Khan

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid have settled her lawsuit that alleged sexual assault.

  • President Obama Visits Daimler Plant

    President Obama visits a Daimler plant in Detroit to discuss the U.S. economy and jobs, as well as negotiations over the "fiscal cliff."

  • Starwood Hotel’s Frits van Paasschen/Conversations with Michael Eisner

    Cutting entitlement spending is central to resolving the long-term fiscal challenges of the US, Starwoods CEO Frits von Paasschen told CNBC on Monday.

  • Senator Bob Corker

    Republicans need to let tax rates on the rich rise to change the debate from taxes to more important entitlement reforms, Republican Senator Bob Corker told CNBC on Monday.

  • Striking a Compromise

    Discussing what a real deal to avert the fiscal cliff looks like, with Senator John Thune (R-SD). "As we look at these policies, entitlement reform and tax reform has got to be about growth," he says.

  • Bowles More Confident of 'Cliff' Deal

    Erskine Bowles, one half of President Obama's deficit reduction commission, tells "Squawk Box" why he's more optimistic the "fiscal cliff" will be averted.

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