Congress Political Leaders

  • Global Markets Update: Euro at 11-Month Low vs. Dollar

    European markets rebound, although euro zone concerns remain. Manufacturing data continues to contract. Meanwhile, Spain finds strong demand for bonds even as yields on the 5-year fall. And the euro hits an 11-month low against the dollar.

  • Who's Winning the Conservative Primary?

    Robert Costa, National Review reports House leader, Rep. Paul Ryan is going after GOP frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, and discussing Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, with Jen Psaki, former White House deputy press secy; Tony Fratto, CNBC contributor; and Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker executive chairman.

  • Payroll Tax Politics

    Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY), and Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ), discuss what it will take to break the deadlock in Congress on extending the payroll tax cuts.

  • One-On-One with Sen. Mitch McConnell

    Are Republicans prepared to extend unemployment benefits, if the Democrats agree to the Keystone pipeline? Discussing the ongoing payroll tax stalemate on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY).

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    Housing may have been the catalyst for the Great Recession, but it is not number one on America’s fix-it list for our next President.

  • Senate's Efforts to Get Economy on Track

    Discussing the Senate's push for a payroll tax bill, with Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), who says the payroll tax holiday is not good public policy and the nation will see the effect on social security over time.

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    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

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    Dodd-Frank and other costly regulations are punishing businesses, keeping them from expanding and creating more jobs, hedge fund investor Ken Langone told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital is being searched by his critics for ammunition in the presidential campaign, and by others for clues as to how he would perform as president, the New York Times reports.

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    As the truth dawns in Greece and other weak euro zone economies that the price for remaining bound to the single currency will be more hardship and sacrifice, a growing number of legal and financial experts — to say nothing of the Greeks themselves — are examining in detail what would happen if Greece abandoned the euro. The NYT reports.

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    Taken into consideration the multitude of crises in the Eurozone, what did the Summit actually achieve?

  • Barack Obama

    Following the GOP debate that nearly the whole world watched on Saturday night, the president on Sunday made it very clear that he will not back off his class-warfare vision in the coming year.

  • Commodities 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.

  • Home and Taxes

    At face value, it seems like an easy, albeit creative way to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut. Raise the fees that banks pay mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee home loans.

  • Mitt Romney

    Democrats and Republicans alike are accusing Mitt Romney of being out of touch after he said during this weekend's debate that he would make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry even as millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet in a troubled economy.

  • Last week's headlines were dominated by European leaders meeting to try to finally develop a coordinated strategy to address the fiscal woes of the European Union’s sovereign nations. As usual, Germany and France took the lead in attempting to forge a closer financial bond to alter the negative sentiment about European financial conditions.

  • E.U. Flags

    While most have dubbed the products of the European Union Summit as further ‘kicking the can down the road,’ I believe the outcome portends the end of the Euro currency as we now know it.

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    The UK decision to veto changes to a treaty last week is just a sideshow and the euro zone has not resolved its underlying issues, Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Monday.

  • Quayle Rates the Republican Candidates

    A closer look at the Republican candidates for President, with Dan Quayle, former Vice President of the United States. Quayle explains why he's endorsing Mitt Romney.

  • Republican Front-Runners Get Nasty

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses tomorrow's Iowa Republican debate, and looks at Mitt Romney's attack ads targeting Newt Gingrich, with Robert Costa, National Review; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; John McLaughlin, Republican pollster; and Dan Gerstein, Gotham Ghostwriters.