Congress Political Leaders

  • Rudd: Australia is a Global Middle Power

    Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister, Australia says that the way to resolve Japan and China's Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute is to "buy time". He further discusses the resilience of the Australian Labor Party while sharing about his life beyond being prime minister.

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    France is pushing for its government to hold a large stake in the €34 billion defense and aerospace group to be created by combining pan-European EADS and BAE of the UK, raising concerns in London that such a demand would threaten the deal. The FT reports.

  • Top Campaign Donors Revealed

    CNBC's Robert Frank reveals the top contributor to both the Obama and Romney campaigns.

  • Top GOP Donors

    CNBC's Robert Frank has details on Romney's biggest boosters. To get into the "Top Five GOP Donors," you need to give more than $2.2 million, he says.

  • Dash for Cash: Top Dem Donors

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at four of the top five donors backing President Obama.

  • Larry Lindsey Goes Negative on the Fed

    In a wide-ranging interview, Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director, and Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group, president & CEO, discuss the impact of the latest round of quantitative easing; jobs creation; boosting the U.S. economy; and the upcoming presidential election.

  • Romney Hits the Road to Grab 'Swing' Votes

    Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discusses the importance of "swing states" and Mitt Romney's plan to stimulate economic growth and restore American jobs.

  • How Education Impacts the Economy

    "If you live in poverty, chances are you'll stay in poverty," says Jeb Bush, Foundation for Excellence in Education, discussing the need to transform the nation's educational system. He also weighs in on the 2012 presidential election.

  • CNBC's All America Survey Results

    One of the polls biggest questions asks which presidential candidate will be better for the economy. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides the answer to that question and more.

  • Trump: Mitt Is Going to Have to Get Very Tough

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization, explains what Mitt Romney needs to do if he wants to win the election, and why he doesn't believe the polls.

  • Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

  • Reasons to Go Over the Fiscal Cliff?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports why both political parties may be willing to let the nation fall off the fiscal cliff.

  • Pawlenty's New Role on Wall Street

    Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable president & CEO, discusses why he left Romney's presidential campaign to begin a new gig with a major lobbying group.

  • Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    The Italian government has slashed its economic growth forecast for 2012, saying the eurozone’s third largest economy is now heading for a contraction of 2.4 per cent, twice as deep as it previously estimated.  The FT reports.

  • Congress Shines Spotlight on Speed Trading

    After Monday's sudden drop in oil, is it time for new regulations on high frequency trading? Sen. Jack Reed, (D-RI), weighs in on what he expects to discuss at this morning's Senate hearing.

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    Indian opposition parties and shopkeepers launched a day of protests and strikes on Thursday against a rush of economic reforms by the Congress-led coalition government, which include cuts in diesel fuel subsidies and the liberalization of the retail trade. The FT reports.

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    François Hollande and Angela Merkel will seek to agree a joint position at a meeting on Saturday on the €35 billion combination of EADS and BAE Systems to create the world’s largest defense and aerospace company by revenue. The FT reports.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East

    Security controls have caused the United States to close embassies and consulates in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and others as Middle East turmoil continues. Mark Steyn, author of "After America," provides perspective.

  • What's Next? $90 Oil?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look what fueled Wednesday's dramatic slide in oil futures -- the biggest drop in two months -- and where prices could be headed from here.

  • QE3 Does Little to Create Jobs: Welch

    "This QE3 -- has more language to it than it does money," says Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute founder, discussing the latest round of quantitative easing from the Fed and its impact on jobs creation and business decisions.