Congress Political Leaders

  • Ed Miliband, UK Labour party leader

    The UK needs a new economic plan for the 21st century that rewards the real wealth creators and not just "predators who are just interested in the fast buck", the Labour party leader  - the UK’s main opposition party  -  Ed Miliband said on Tuesday.

  • A New Trump Tower in Manila

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president discusses his plans to expand in Asia, and his meeting with presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.

  • Chris Christie

    They are rich. They are unattached. They are looking for a little excitement. Meet the Draft Christie committee, a small but influential group of Republican-leaning donors and activists, many based in New York, united by a shared desire to see Gov.Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president. The New York Times reports.

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    Reading news from Washington DC, while spending a week in China, it seems to me that some members of Congress are backing policies that would make America much more like China — without any of the economic benefits.

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    Think the potential European debt plan will give the euro a significant lift? Think again, this strategist says.

  • The Politics of Business

    Carly Fiorina former HP CEO and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee discusses the U.S. economy and politics and its impact on the business community.

  • Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wrapped up his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: Labour still have a trust issue when it comes to the economy.

  • Czech Republic: Investment Opportunity?

    Miroslav Singer, Governor of the Czech National Bank, joined CNBC to discuss the Czech Republic's economic prospects.

  • Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    Standing in the living room of their house, now full of mud, slime and debris, Helen and Peter Kelly cannot believe that Congress is bickering over disaster aid to people like them. The New York Times reports.

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    It's back to the future as Congress tussles over a continuing resolution to fund the government. Here's how to trade on the brinkmanship.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

  • Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    After the weekend's International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting passed with no concrete announcements on the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis, one analyst called for a "Paulson moment" between politicians and fiscal policymakers in Europe.

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    The euro zone will be in a recession before the end of the year, an economist from the Royal Bank of Scotland told CNBC Monday.

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    After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

  • Vladamir Putin

    Senior Russian government figures have rebelled against a deal between President Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, to switch jobs next year. The FT reports.

  • European Central Bank

    A situation where Greece cannot pay back its public debt can no longer be excluded, European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Oh, man. If this is the Benjamin's idea of monetary policy help, imagine if he wanted to screw things up. But I shouldn't blame Ben.

  • French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.

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    Slovenia's minority government has collapsed after a no-confidence vote and this could further complicate the passage of legislation to scale up and enhance the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a key element of the euro zone's crisis response.

  • Destruction of Democratic Party?

    Debating whether the President's policies will destroy the democratic party, with with Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide, Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company president & CEO; and Andrew Breitbart, BigGovernment.com publisher.