Congress Political Leaders

  • Power Listening by Bernard T. Ferrari

    The author says politicians "must learn to listen, in a focused and pro-active way, to constituents, experts, sometimes even to lobbyists, and most importantly, to each other."

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    Germany's top court said on Tuesday a parliamentary committee set up to approve urgent action by the euro zone bailout fund was "in large part" unconstitutional, in a ruling that may hamper Berlin's ability to tackle Europe's debt crisis.

  • Keystone Continues Pro-Growth Pipeline

    Despite an Obama administration rejection last month, TransCanada announced today that it plans to begin building a major portion of its Keystone XL oil sands pipeline anyway. Russ Girling, TransCanada President & CEO, explains.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: High Oil Prices Seen Impeding Economic Recovery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

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    President Obama's proposed corporate tax plan makes great political headlines. A president, who some have characterized as “anti-business,” serves up a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent? Surely this is bullish news for business owners and investors, right? Not so fast.

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    German tax collection experts have volunteered to go to Greece to help combat widespread evasion, in a move that risks reigniting tensions between Berlin and Athens, the Financial Times reports.

  • Time to Tap the Emergency Oil Reserves?

    Debating whether President Obama should tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, with Dan Weiss, Center for American Progress, and Jim Lucier, Capital Alpha Partners.

  • Mitt Romney Bounces Back

    Robert Costa, National Review, reports a new poll shows Mitt Romney got a post-debate bump, rising above rival Rick Santorum. Debating whether Romney can maintain his front-runner status and sell his 20% tax solution, with David Corn, Mother Jones Washington bureau chief; Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman.

  • Ron Paul: Rick Santorum is a Fake Conservative

    GOP presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), defends his conservative values; discusses the Republican race; and shares his views on oil prices, taxes & spending, and the budget.

  • Mitt Romney

    When former President George W. Bush cut taxes, including his 2003 reduction in tax rates on investment, he always referred to it as putting more money in people’s pockets. I don’t want to be unfair, because the 2003 tax cuts were his best policy move. But Bush was never a supply-sider. Putting more money in people’s pockets is a demand-side argument.

  • GOP Candidates Battle For Michigan

    Mitt Romney has the ability to articulate his message to the unaffiliated party, according Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor, who says the successful GOP candidate needs to reach out to those outside registered Republicans.

  • Vladimir Putin

    NY Times reports that  Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.

  • The Politics of Gas Prices

    Is President Obama taking a page from the Republican playbook on energy policy? Bruce Vincent, Swift Energy president, and Michael Brune, Sierra Club, weigh in. Also, discussing whether the high price of energy will tank the economy, with Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist, and Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies.

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    Stock prices have been doing well, corporate earnings are increasing, and economic data are improving. It is a fragile recovery but a recovery nonetheless.

  • Obama's Tax Overhaul

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on what President Obama's tax overhaul is trying to achieve politically, explaining that the plan will be revenue neutral and will unlikely pass this year. Harwood also has an update on GOP candidates campaign efforts.

  • Out of Work

    An unpaid work scheme that is a key part of the British government’s plans to get unemployed back into work has been threatened after a number of the UK’s biggest employers pulled out.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • Trump: Greece Made Terrible Mistake Going Over to Euro

    Greece is being forced to do some very drastic things but they are not in control of themselves and they made a terrible mistake, as did other European countries did by going over to the euro, says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president. Trump says the euro has been a disaster for some countries like Greece and also weighs in on Rick Santorum's recent popularity, saying he "flunked out of the Senate and now wants to be President."

  • Europe Seals New Greek Bailout

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on euro zone countries agreeing to give Athens 130 billion euros in additional bailout loans.

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    Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama's jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.