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Congress Political Leaders

  • Presidential Debates: Round 2 Tonight

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of tonight's presidential debate and the likely strategy of both candidates.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    A look at U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Kelly Evans, including a report some of State Street's biggest shareholders want to oust its CEO, disappointed by the company's stock price.

  • Kudlow Debate: Benghazi Fallout?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are set to debate Tuesday night. CNBC's Larry Kudlow is hosting his own debate, with Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Prices Fall

    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.

  • Gov. Scott's Economic Forecast

    Gov. Rick Scott, Governor, (R-FL), discusses the tax tussle in Washington, and why "government has got to get smaller."

  • Gov. Scott's Sunshine Economics

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL), discusses his state's strategy for creating jobs and decreasing unemployment.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    Japan's Softbank is buying up to 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20.1 billion.

  • Americans Want Answers!

    The American people are looking for answers, not attacks, says Mitt Romney. CNBC Contributor Howard Dean, and Romney Surrogate Tom Stemberg, discuss what the case for re-electing President Obama is.

  • Frenemy of the State

    A new report is out that a rift between Presidents Obama and Clinton has ripped open over the stunning Benghazi fallout, with Ed Klein, author of "The Amateur;" and NBC News Terrorism analyst Roger Cressey, reports the latest details of a cyber attack warning from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

  • Biden Laughing It Up

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky says he is hearing from some Obama supporters that Biden's laughter in the vice presidential debate Thursday night was "a non-professional, disappointing joke of an act;" and CNBC Contributor Michael Barr, weighs in.

  • Biden's Chuckle vs. Ryan's Smirk

    The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan (R) had a "face-off" in Thursday night's vice presidential debate. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief, weigh in.

  • A Real Political Debate

    Representative Brad Sherman made a lunge for rival Howard Berman in a congressional debate in California on Thursday. Zach Goldfarb, The Washington Post, and Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief, provide perspective.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • Keeping the Candidates Honest

    CNBC's Scott Cohn fact-checks tonight's debate and discussing who won the debate, with David Walker, Comeback American Initiative, and Jim Sinegal, Costco founder, explains why he believes President Obama would be better for business.

  • Post Vice Presidential Debate Reaction

    CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow weigh in with post-debate reaction and how strong each nominee came across, with Keith Boykin, Democratic strategist; Jared Bernstein, former VP Biden adviser; and Sara Fagen, former White House political director.

  • Closing Statements from VP Nominees

    Vice President Biden says the administration inherited a bad situation, and defends the President's record. Rep. Paul Ryan said the Obama plan has not worked and it is not what a real recovery looks like, and that Mitt Romney would provide more jobs.

  • Negative Political Ads Bother Veteran

    Are you embarrassed by the tone of your negative ads? Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan defend their campaigns.

  • Personal Religious Beliefs and Abortion

    How has your personal religious beliefs impacted your position on abortion? Rep. Paul Ryan defends his pro-life position, and Vice President Biden says he will not impose his religious beliefs on other people.

  • Why Not Take Action Against Syria?

    Why was there no action taken against the civil war in Syria? Vice President Biden says the administration is working with the entire region to prevent another ground war for America in the Middle East. Rep. Paul Ryan says what the U.S. should have done is got involved earlier with the freedom fighters.

  • Why Not Leave Afghanistan Now?

    How do you do the math and have this increase in defense spending? Rep. Paul Ryan says if the cuts go through it will invite military weakness. Vice President counters the military is recommending a smaller, leaner military. "We don't want to lose the gains we've gotten in Afghanistan, says Rep. Ryan. "It is the responsibility of the Afghans to take care of their own military," counters Biden.