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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- When Republican Stefanie Linares ran for office in the deeply Democratic city of Chicago last year, she knew that her hard work wasn't likely to end in victory. The 31- year-old Hispanic lawyer lost her bid for the Illinois state Senate by a whopping margin. The Republican party fielded eight state legislature candidates in Chicago last year,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • Rand Paul courts tech by blasting NSA snooping Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience when he criticized the NSA's data collection.

  • *U.S. appeals court says Congress did not authorize spy program. *White House and Congress work on an alternative program. NEW YORK, May 7- A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end a...

  • While stopping short of declaring the program unconstitutional, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Congress did not authorize the National Security Agency to collect Americans' phone records in bulk. Lynch said it is for Congress to make clear whether it considers the NSA program permissible. Federal appeals courts in Washington, D.C. and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The first combined House-Senate budget in six years passed 51-48 with all Senate Democrats and two...

  • The "net neutrality" rules, which are slated to take effect in June, are backed by the Obama administration and were passed by the Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission in February. AT&T Inc and wireless and cable trade associations are challenging them in court. Paul's resolution, if adopted, would allow the Senate to fast-track a vote to...

  • Rand Paul campaign in hot water over Ray-Bans Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Rand Paul with sunglasses as he stops to look at the Bulldog mascot statue at the Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina

    Paul's campaign will pull Ray-Ban sunglasses imprinted with a "Rand" logo from its online store after the company complained.

  • Behind the Koch 'endorsement' of Scott Walker Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during the Leadership Forum at the 144th National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Billionaire businessman David Koch is pushing back against reports that he endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president. NBC News reports.

  • The Koch brothers signal a presidential favorite Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    Charles and David Koch appear to have a favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.