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  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity, following a report that the reproductive healthcare group's website had been hacked by anti-abortion activists. Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens said "extremists" had launched an attack on the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Planned Parenthood said on Monday it is looking into reports that the women's healthcare provider's website was hacked by anti-abortion activists as it faces criticism for its use of aborted fetal tissue. The nonprofit group has come under scrutiny since the release of two secretly recorded videos earlier this month showing its...

  • Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a must-pass...

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...

  • WASHINGTON— The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare said the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016. That...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Seven conservative Republican senators demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. Export-Import Bank disclose plans to begin liquidating its assets after the government trade lender's charter expired amid congressional inaction. The Republican senators, including presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, said in a letter...

  • BOSTON, June 19- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. "I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity," Icahn, 79, said in a public statement one day after Trump, 69, told cable station MSNBC that Icahn...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Rand Paul is proposing that businesses and individual Americans pay a federal flat tax of 14.5 percent in a plan that would cut the government's tax revenue by more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The Kentucky senator's plan, which he describes in a Wall Street Journal's opinion piece being published...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- Could prison stocks be poised for a breakout? The two main prison operators have been dogged by the prospect of new government regulations, with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Rand Paul among those calling for criminal justice reform, an issue seen as a threat to the group. Corrections Corporation of America, which has a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 3- The last time Hillary Clinton ran for the White House in 2008, Aaron Levie was too busy building his start-up company to pay much attention to politics. The campaigns of various White House hopefuls are looking to reel in the younger Silicon Valley influencers like Levie who could help raise some money for their candidates and also bring...

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.

  • Senate fails to extend NSA surveillance program Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Senate fails to extend NSA surveillance program

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Patriot Act surveillance provision expires, and discusses Rand Paul's move to grab headlines over the weekend.

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:56 AM ET
    Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

    The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.

  • Can you hear me now? NSA to end phone snooping Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • Gov Christie: Wealth gap in US worse under Obama Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells CNBC he's fine with the wealthy doing well, but believes the middle class needs economic protection.

  • Sen. Rand Paul ends Patriot Act 'filibuster' Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Sen. Rand Paul ends Patriot Act 'filibuster'

    Tracie Potts, NBC News reports the Kentucky Republican was protesting the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, saying it was unpatriotic.

  • *House of Representatives watching Senate outcome. WASHINGTON, May 20- President Barack Obama's keynote Asian trade push risks failing in a Senate vote on Thursday, a result that would threaten the administration's diplomatic pivot to Asia to counter China's rising economic and political clout in the region. A vote to advance debate requires 60 votes in the...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.