President Obama called on Congress to make good on plans to overhaul the immigration system and offer a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. He said that if Congress is unable to act quickly, he will propose legislation and demand lawmakers vote on it.
Why are the Democrats seemingly focused only on tax hikes, while the GOP is stuck on spending cuts? CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the question.
A bipartisan group of leading senators unveiled an agreement Monday on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
This contributor thinks if Republicans follow the lead of a Chicago Democrat, they may just start winning back voters without abandoning the party's core.
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer, Finaport says no one in the U.S. Congress is serious about counting spending, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS sees a major change in the Republicans' approach to debt discussions.
Republican leaders gathered today to discuss the best way to reboot their party's image after 2012's election loss. Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Sara Fagen, Former White House Political Director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host, share their opinions.
A federal appeals court ruled Obama's recess appointments to the pro-union National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Sara Fagen, Former White House Political Director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host, weigh in.
Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.
To many, Geithner deserves credit for helping steady the banking system and helping restore investor confidence. Yet his toughest critics say his policies consistently favored big banks over struggling Americans.
The Senate's senior Democrat and Republican reached a tentative agreement to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactic that minority parties have long used to kill legislation and was immortalized in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, tapping an attorney with broad experience in prosecuting white-collar crimes to lead an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.
With tacit support from President Barack Obama, the GOP-controlled House approved an extension of the debt ceiling Wednesday, heading off an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least four months.
CNBC' John Harwood explains why there could be a vote to extend the debt limit today. Rep. Aaron Schock, (R-IL), discusses the GOP's plan to limit the debt and force the Senate to submit a budget.
Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-PA), weighs in on the House vote today on the debt ceiling and explains why he would like to see offsetting spending cuts.
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.