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Congress Political Leaders

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi withdrew as candidate for Italy's premiership on Monday as the price of a pact with the devolutionist Northern League that could prevent the formation of a stable government after next month's election.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eyeing Nat Gas Volatility

    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.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel

    President Obama is unveiling two choices to head his security team and they are sure to be controversial, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

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    The stage is being set for the battle for the heart of Italy, as warning signs about the state of the country’s economy become more difficult to ignore.

  • Can Politicians Rise Above the Rhetoric?

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-PA), discusses the outlook on the nation's fiscal future as lawmakers prepare for the next cliff: spending cuts and taxes. "In this next round it's about three times as much spending cuts as it is revenue," Rendell added.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City.

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from super storm Sandy.

  • Al Jazeera Buys Current

    Cliff Kincaid, Accurarcy in Media, says Al Jazeera is a threat to U.S. national security. And Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist; Sara Fagen, former White House political director; and Matt Welch, Reason Magazine, weigh in.

  • A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City.

    Rejecting conservative opposition, Congress approved a $9.7 billion aid package for victims of super storm Sandy on Friday after a near mutiny by East Coast Republicans against House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Conservatives say that unless the U.S. gets control of the federal debt, a Greece-like economic collapse is just around the corner. But a long-term whimpering, like we've been hearing out of Japan, is more likely.

  • Alan Krueger

    The White House warned Friday that Congress should avoid "playing with dynamite" in what's shaping up as the next "cliff" battle -- increasing the nation's debt ceiling.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:03)

  • Germany plans further spending cuts worth up to 6 billion euros ($7.9 billion)in order to achieve its target of a structurally balanced budget in 2014, a newspaper said on Friday, quoting finance ministry sources.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: FOMC Minutes Hurt Gold Prices

    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.

  • Boehner: Economy Has Too Much Debt

    House Speaker John Boehner spoke after his re-election, saying that the economy is not producing enough jobs.

  • Donald Trump speaks at the Ritz-Carlton on August 26, 2012 in Sarasota, Florida.

    Donald Trump slams GOP in tweets, saying that Republicans got nothing in the fiscal cliff deal. Here's a look at some principles the real estate mogul might have followed had he been negotiating, the CSM reports.

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

  • An emergency deal reached after weeks of rancorous negotiations will keep the U.S. from driving off the "fiscal cliff," but higher taxes and continued political bickering in Washington threaten to shake the fragile economy well into 2013.