Congress Political Leaders

  • Can Gingrich Beat Obama?

    Robert Costa, National Review political reporter has the details on a new Rasmussen poll that shows Newt Gingrich with a two point lead over President Obama.

  • The concept of profits has never been in favor among those who think that making a profit is the exploitation of labor.

  • Movies are filled with nail-biting moments of split-second disaster aversion. We hope that many of the world’s more difficult dilemmas will also be met with similar Hollywood-style happy endings.

  • In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

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    How do you explain the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and how it affects the world? If you're this political cartoonist-turned animator, you liken it to a disease and invent an animated drug, ContagionEx, to treat it.

  • International investor Jim Rogers

    The price of gold is due for a correction and this could be used as an entry point by investors eager to get exposure to the precious metal, while the dollar is likely to strengthen as there has been too much pessimism about it, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Cain Rethinks Candidacy

    CNBC's John Harwood has an update on the GOP political race and Herman Cain's candidacy reassessment.

  • E.U.

    The Eurozone’s policymakers are running behind warnings, and warnings are running behind the crisis. Big Bazooka 2, bailouts, printing money, and Eurobonds are only partial solutions to systemic problems and too little too late.

  • Pres. Obama Remarks on EU Debt Crisis

    President Obama says the European financial crisis is of "huge importance to our economy." If Europe is having difficulties, it's much more difficult for America to generate good jobs at home, he adds.

  • Barney Frank Calls it Quits

    Rep. Barney Frank won't run for re-election in 2012. CNBC's Eamon Javers and Manu Raju, Politico, discuss.

  • Bank of France governor Christian Noyer leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the financial crisis.

    Market chatter about a European recession is increasing but Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, told CNBC on Monday that despite an expected weak fourth quarter, the French and Italian economies are not as bad as it seems.

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    After a week that saw stocks fall heavily and euro zone borrowing costs rise sharply, a report in the Italian press highlighted just how eager for some kind of action the market is.

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    Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.

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    The funding hole for European banks is deepening following a sharp fall in bond issuance this year as market turmoil leads to a region-wide credit crunch, the Financial Times reports.

  • E.U.

    More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.

  • European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy speak at a meeting on debt crisis.

    The euro zone's formidable couple—Merkozy, as the media calls German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy—were on the brink of divorce more than once.

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    There is clearly a risk that the UK will head into recession in the final quarter of the year, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee member Ben Broadbent told CNBC Thursday.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    German Bunds extended losses on Thursday one day after a disappointing bond sale sparked fears the debt crisis was taking a toll on the euro zone's power house, but cheaper bond prices could lure investors back into the perceived safe-haven asset.

  • US Capitol Building

    For all the supercharged attention leading up to the non-report from the congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction, it's hard to come to any other conclusion that — for now, at least — no one really cares.