Debating whether Obama's remarks yesterday were actually intended to drive a wedge into the Republican Party. Mark Hannah, former campaign aide for John Kerry & Barack Obama; Kevin Madden, GOP strategist; and Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, discuss motives behind the President's speech.
House Republicans propose a measure that includes a balanced budget requirement within 10 years. What's the likelihood of it going anywhere, With Robert Costa, National Review. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) discuss.
A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.
It is the 21st time in the nation's history a president has been sworn into office a second term. Reacting to President Obama's inaugural address, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein; Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO; and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how the inauguration merchandise vendors fared today.
President Obama officially nominates new cabinet members Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.
"American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.
In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)
President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.
Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Between 500,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to attend President Obama's inauguration, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing what President Obama can do to get the U.S. economy growing, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners.
Stocks had another solid week. Discussing market opportunities, with Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus president & CEO.
Republican leaders are plotting their party's path going forward, with a top goal of attracting more minority and female voters. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), offers insight. Also, can the GOP effectively "re-brand" itself, with Keith Boykin, CNBC Contributor; Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host; and Matt Welch, Reason Magazine.
The House GOP retreated in Williamsburg today, and they have agreed to take up a plan next week to extend the debt ceiling with some conditions, with Robert Costa; National Review; Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; and Matt Welch, Reason Magazine.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow says the idea of allowing the borrowing limit to expire will not only damage the current economy, it will absolutely sink the GOP in 2014.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House Republicans are considering a plan that could extend the debt ceiling deadline until Spring.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the GOP has a new plan that requires both House and Senate to pass a budget resolution by April 15th.
President Barack Obama approaches his second inauguration amid persistent public resignation about the tepid economic recovery, and a widespread belief that Washington's budget fights have made things worse, the latest NBC/WSJ poll says.