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Congress Political Leaders


  • Wisconsin Protesters Buoyed by Anti-Union Bill Delay Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Protesters who have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol in hopes of halting a Republican effort to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers steeled themselves for a long fight, buoyed by Democrats' decision to flee to avoid the measure's near-certain passage.

  • BP Made Faustian Deal With the Kremlin: Critic Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    The recent deal between BP and the Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft was a Faustian pact that was forced on the London-listed major by the Kremlin, William Browder, a well known Russia critic, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Weber Says Hawkish Views Led to ECB Race Exit Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 5:29 AM ET

    Bundesbank president Axel Weber said a lack of political acceptance in the eurozone for his hawkish monetary views had driven his abrupt decision not to run. The FT reports.

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    It’s welcome news that the Obama administration proposes to wind down the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Unfortunately, this news is coupled with something far less welcome—a proposal to recreate the government sponsored entities all over again.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas down, still above $5

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was down on the day, but remained above $5. Oil was up slightly on the day. And gold was up, as well.