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Congress Political Leaders

  • 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.

  • Unlike previous years, teachers and other government workers are at the forefront of the major public policy battles of the day.

  • Judge Robert Bork, Former Supreme Court Nominee dies.

    Robert Bork, a symbol of the U.S. conservative legal movement and a failed nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Wednesday.

  • Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Barack Obama and Harry Reid

    Obama's offer to slow the growth of Social Security benefits would force fellow Democrats to abandon promises to shield the program from cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.

  • Barack Obama Named TIME's 'Person of the Year'

    Jim Frederick, Time Magazine, discusses some of the contenders for the title and how the magazine reached its decision.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Crude Inventories Tomorrow

    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. Gold hit its lowest price in four months.

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

  • Commodities Tomorrow: No Big Bets Before 2013

    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.

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    It may be time to reconsider an assault weapons ban after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and member of the NRA, told CNBC.

  • Italy's Mario Monti May Run For PM

    Markets across Europe close mostly lower on "fiscal cliff" concerns, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Mario Monti is expected to make an announcement this week on whether he intends to run for Prime Minister.

  • Tepper: 'Pretty Good Economy, Right Now'

    David Tepper, president & founder, Appaloosa Management, says the question you have to ask is what happens with the Fed when the unemployment rate comes down. They'll keep doing what they're doing till that happens, he adds.

  • Boomerang Buyers Back: Hovnanian

    Ara Hovnanian, Chairman, President, & CEO, Hovnanian Enterprises, discusses boomerang buyers: people who lost their homes to foreclosure but are now back in the market for a new house. He also looks at the phenomenon of buyers seeking bigger homes.

  • Robert "Bob" Doll, chief equity strategist, Nuveen Investments, offers ideas for where he sees the economy and markets are headed.

  • 'Cliff' Concern Overdone: Doll

    Robert "Bob" Doll, chief equity strategist, Nuveen Investments, addresses concerns over the "cliff" and what kicking the can down the road will actually mean for the economy. What's the likelihood of a deal before January?

  • Inching Toward a 'Cliff' Deal?

    Alan Knuckman, Market Strategist, Optionshop, discusses how the markets are reacting to talk of the "fiscal cliff," and how to trade gold or silver in the interim.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. Economists expect modest growth next year, she reports.

  • House Speaker John Boehner, President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid.

    President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner have little regard for each other’s bargaining skills, with a relationship hurt by their failure to reach a budget deal 18 months ago.