Congress Political Leaders

  • Santorum: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    After Mitt Romney's three-primary sweep on Tuesday, is it time for Rick Santorum to get out of the race? Foster Friess, Friess Associates founder, weighs in.

  • Rep. Ryan Responds to Obama's Comments

    History will not be kind to a President who chose to duck and run, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), responding to Obama's comments on the Republican's "Trojan Horse" budget plan, saying it is the President who is distorting the truth and dividing Americans.

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    Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.

  • Obama's Policies & Romney's 'Secret Weapon'

    Discussing President Obama's policies, with Ed Gillespie, fmr. RNC chairman. Also, does GOP candidate, Mitt Romney have a "secret weapon" leading him into the home stretch? Robert Costa, National Review, and Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy partner, weigh in.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally

    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.

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    Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly.

  • Obamacare Winners & Losers

    Debating who emerges the big political winner and loser, if Obamacare is overturned, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Rep. Rush, Hoodie on the Hill?

    Was wearing a hoodie and sunglasses on the House floor disrespectful? CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Rep. Bobby Rush, (D-IL), discuss whether the Congressman was trivializing a very serious issue.

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    Dubai’s chief of police has thrust himself into a regional controversy, becoming the voice of Emirati opposition to the rising power of Islamists in the Arab world. The Financial Times reports.

  • Rep. Ryan & the True Cost of Obamacare

    Will President Obama's health care reforms bankrupt the U.S.? Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI) crunches the numbers, and discusses the GOP's budget alternative.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • Cost of healthcare

    State officials and insurance executives are devising possible alternatives to the coming federal requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, even as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of the mandate, the New York Times reports.

  • Pre-Market Report: Weak Manufacturing Data Slows Markets

    U.S. equities finished lower yesterday after the news of disappointing manufacturing data out of China and Europe; Nike will be a stock to watch today after its fiscal Q3 earnings rose more than seven percent; FedEx reported earnings in-line with expectations but reduced is forecast for global economic growth, and AIG has repaid $1.5 billion to the U.S. Treasury reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Ron Paul One-on One

    GOP presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), discusses his views on Washington's budget battle, the Federal Reserve, spending, and pipeline politics.

  • Obama's 'Green Energy' Push

    Discussing the president's take on solar and fossil fuels, with Dan Shugar, Solaria CEO, and Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute.

  • Oil CEO on Obama's Pipeline Agenda

    Tom Ward, SandRidge Energy chairman & CEO, discusses his take on President Obama's visit to Cushing today, and whether extending the pipeline will minimize pain at the pump for consumers.

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    The Senate has given final congressional approval to a scaled-down bill to explicitly ban members of Congress, the president and thousands of other federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job.

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    The Republican presidential candidates are running low on campaign cash as expensive primaries in states like Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania loom, leaving them increasingly reliant on  “super PACs,” The New York Times reportsThe New York Times reports.

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    Europe will see a recession this year and Portugal is likely to follow in Greece’s footsteps as the country struggles with high borrowing costs, according to the Managing Director of Market Research and Strategy at Roubini Global Economics.

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    We've turned the corner. When I say “we,” I of course mean the world. And once again the economy that will have the greatest influence on world recovery is that of the United States. The unsubtle sign of US recovery is jobs growth, which we referred to last week and which has exceeded expectations.