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Congress Political Leaders

  • 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.

  • Despite the drama, the euro is virtually unchanged from its January level against the dollar. This strategist has a trade that should see more action.

  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  • Global Markets: U.S. Consumer Confidence Up

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the upward move in the U.S. markets, partially due to the EU agreement. And lower gas prices bring about a rise in consumer confidence.

  • Finland

    Finland's finance minister threatened to pull her country out of the euro zone's future bailout fund if decisions on how it operates are made by majority vote rather than the EU's current rule of unanimity, according to public broadcaster YLE.

  • IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The surveillance images show Dominique Strauss-Kahn striding from an elevator at the Sofitel New York and also captured on tape, some curious images: two hotel workers appear to share a brief celebratory embrace and dance, the New York Times reports.

  • What Washington Means for the Markets

    A countdown to the 2012 election and insight on which Republican candidates have the strongest economic policy, with Brian Gardner, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Washington research analyst.

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    European leaders talk, China creates an investment fund - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street on August 11, 2011 in London, England. Mr Cameron hosted a COBRA meeting and a cabinet meeting earlier this morning to discuss the current unrest that has spread across the country. Parliament has been recalled following four days of rioting across the UK.

    Another week, another euro zone crisis! It feels as if this crisis is never ending, self perpetuating until an eventual Armageddon that will at the very best end with the break-up of the euro zone and at the very worst in World War III.

  • David Cameron

    The UK had no choice but to opt out of further treaty changes and did the right thing by exercising its veto, analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

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    Germany is correct to insist that going forward, European member states need to commit to a binding fiscal policy and Sarkozy needs to swallow hard and accept that European institutions will have a strong say. But good fiscal policy is the ticket to the main event, not the show itself.

  • Today, the Bank of England left rates and quantitative easing on hold as Governor King decides to wait before more additional easing measures are taken and says that the events in Europe are beyond his control.

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    The United States is a debtor nation and will never "become a great country again until we become a rich country," Donald Trump told CNBC Thursday.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.