Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sought to put a softer face on Republicans' small-government agenda, accusing President Barack Obama of spreading blame for his own administration's shortcomings.
Bridge disputes in Congress on taxes and spending. Shrink budget deficits. Manage tense economic ties with China. Press Europe to reduce debts while fighting a recession. Defend the U.S. financial overhaul law. Prevent a global currency war. And those are just the obvious challenges.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), about creating jobs in the private sector; and cutting spending; and avoiding sequestration.
Valerie Jarrett, White House advisor, discusses some of the major points in President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, including plans to energize the economy and create jobs.
Sara Taylor Fagen, chief political strategist at DDC Advocacy, tells CNBC that the president will use his State of the Union address to focus on putting responsibility for the sequester back onto Republican shoulders.
Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the President for economic policy, explains what the President willing to cut.
Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times, discusses the Republican efforts to re-energize the party.
Clinton Eastwood tells Becky Quick about his decision to address "Invisible Obama" during the Republican convention. (1:54)
Discussing what's the GOP's primary problem, with Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine; Mark Hannah, Democratic political analyst; and Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist.
The Republicans are less likely to give in to President Obama's demands to raise taxes, with Robert Costa, National Review; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute.
President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats on Thursday he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end the fiscal uncertainty over the deficit.
Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed a seven-month delay in looming automatic spending cuts that would be paid for by shrinking the federal workforce.
A deficit reduction package to preserve short term economic growth by delaying the most aggressive measures would a no-go for the markets, the private sector and politicians, business leaders told CNBC on Wednesday.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the CBO say the U.S. budget deficit will drop below the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2008.
White House officials say President Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1.
Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), provides a preview of a major policy speech he will deliver later today at the American Enterprise Institute that includes education reform, revitalizing America, and expanding the GOP message.
GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched the "Conservative Victory Project.' What this means for the party, with Robert Costa, National Review; Jonathan Collegio, American Crossroads; and Michael Needham, Heritage Action for America.
An effort is building in Congress to change marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.
Gov. Dave Heineman, (R-NE), discusses his state's plan to join seven other states that do not have income tax.
The Democratic-led Senate on Thursday approved must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, putting off one Washington showdown even as others loom in coming weeks.