Congress Political Leaders

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

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    Germany is correct to insist that going forward, European member states need to commit to a binding fiscal policy and Sarkozy needs to swallow hard and accept that European institutions will have a strong say. But good fiscal policy is the ticket to the main event, not the show itself.

  • Today, the Bank of England left rates and quantitative easing on hold as Governor King decides to wait before more additional easing measures are taken and says that the events in Europe are beyond his control.

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    The United States is a debtor nation and will never "become a great country again until we become a rich country," Donald Trump told CNBC Thursday.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.

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    Americans split on almost every important issue facing Washington, but they agree on this much: Republicans and Democrats share blame for the failure of the Congressional "super committee," and the resulting automatic budget cuts are unacceptable.

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    Fiscal transfers from Germany to other countries in the euro zone will be essential to resolving the euro zone debt crisis in the long term, Erik Britton, director at Fathom Consulting told CNBC.

  • Giuliani: The President is Ignorant of Economics

    Rudy Giuliani,former NYC mayor & presidential candidate, weighs in on President Obama's policies, including, health care, jobs, taxes and the economy, and discusses what the GOP must do to win the White House.

  • Payroll Tax Politics

    Debating whether the payroll tax will help grow the economy, with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT), and Rep. Charles Rangel, (D-NY).

  • There's a clear new front-runner in the GOP race for president. The latest in national Gallop poll shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich soaring to a 15 point lead over Mitt Romney, 37-to-22.

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    Congress is battling over whether to extend the payroll tax cuts passed last year. Here's how to use currencies to trade the debate.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    What may have seemed like timid or even bumbling leadership is looking more like a consistent strategy of brinkmanship aimed at remaking the euro zone in Germany’s likeness.  The New York Times reports.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The reforms Chancellor Merkel is pushing—hard caps on national government deficits--will ensure either the ultimate demise of the euro, years of economic stagnation or worse.

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    The European debt crisis has revealed that the euro zone is in a final phase and cannot be saved as a single entity, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Big Ben

    A break-up of the single European currency would have severe consequences on the UK economy, with unemployment pushing above 4 million, the pound appreciating sharply and major banks failing, analysts at ING wrote in a market note.

  • Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Food-Stamp President'

    GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses what he would cut from the Federal budget, tax cuts, President Obama, Ron Paul's negative ad against him, his 15-point lead in the latest Gallup poll, and why he would make a stronger candidate than Mitt Romney.

  • Michele Bachmann's Plan

    GOP presidential hopeful, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), discusses the Iowa polls and what it will take to propel her to the top. Also, she explains her tax plan, saying she wants to abolish the tax code, repeal Obamacare, get rid of Dodd-Frank and make sure everyone pays their fair share, including those who pay no tax now.

  • Investors are pricing in sizable currency volatility in 2012 - and that has trading implications for you.

  • E.U. Flags

    "Central and Eastern European countries were initially regarded with caution in the European Union. But we have brought useful new knowledge, freshness, openness and substantial economic potential to the EU," the President writes.

  • Battle Over the Payroll Tax

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) discusses the battle on Capitol Hill over extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.