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  • Bachmann on Buffett

    Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offers her opinion on Warren Buffett's suggestion that billionaires and millionaires should pay more taxes.

  • Meredith Whitney

    Tea Party members are primarily “freaked out white men” who pose the greatest political threat to Democrats in 2012, according to banking analyst Meredith Whitney.

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    So markets finally have a deal on the US debt ceiling, and it has been passed by the House of Representatives, but was all the fighting over how to cut spending really worth it?

  • McConnell: Political Tidal Wave?

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), explains how the Tea Party movement has changed politics in Washington, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Barack Obama

    Watching President Barack Obama’s body language when he went in front of the American people to talk about the compromise on the debt ceiling, it was clear he is not happy with the proposal, which he believes will avoid a damaging default.

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    On a weekend of high drama, President Barack Obama finally managed to get congressional leaders on both sides of the political divide to agree on a compromise plan to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default.

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    If the rest of the country thinks that Washington has gone mad this summer, that is pretty much the view in this bewildered capital, too. The New York Times reports.

  • Tea Party activists gathered on Capitol Hill for a 'Hold the Line' rally on June 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the debt limit impasse reaching a critical juncture, activists from all sides of the debate are reaching out to members of the U.S. Congress.Here are photos from the Tea Party's "Hold the Line" Rally

    With the debt limit impasse reaching a critical juncture, activists from all sides of the debate are reaching out to members of the U.S. Congress. Here are photos from the Tea Party's "Hold the Line" Rally.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama holds a stronger political position than Republicans entering the end-game of their standoff over the debt ceiling, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll has found.

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    With a default deadline looming, House Republican leaders are giving the Tea Party what amounts to a symbolic floor vote on its "cut, cap and balance" debt-limit plan.

  • Michelle Bachman

    The dismal state of employment offers more proof that President Obama's economic plan isn't working, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told CNBC.

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    Outspoken congresswoman and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann cast herself as the "bold choice" for the Republican presidential nomination, as she formally kicked off her campaign Monday in her Iowa home town.

  • People attend the Tea Party rally on Boston Common on April 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tea Party Express is on a current tour through the United States ending tomorrow in Washington, D.C., on tax day.

    FreedomWorks, a conservative group aligned to the Tea Party Movement, is calling for Jim Rogers, the boss of Duke Energy, to be fired and has launched an online petition aimed at ousting him for his support of cap and trade and donations to the Democratic National Congress.

  • NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the wake of comments by a fellow executive that angered conservatives and renewed calls to end federal funding for public broadcasting.

  • A highly regarded legislative analyst and the "Fast Money" traders discuss what impact the newly elected U.S. House speaker might have.

  • Charges by the US attorney against Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O’Donnell, a Republican and Tea Party favorite, of alleged illegal use of campaign funds are unfounded and an attempt to quash the Tea Party movement, O’Donnell, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Ron Paul

    Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), who will head a subcommittee overseeing the Federal Reserve in the new Congress, called central bank a “cartel” and said it has “monopoly control” over the US dollar.

  • House Chamber

    The most interesting divide in Washington this week is not between Republicans and the Democrats, it’s the yawning gap between "stimulators" at the Federal Reserve and "non-stimulators" in Congress.

  • Jack Welch

    The tea party was about "60 percent positive" in Tuesday's elections, but Republicans will need to sharpen their message if the success is to carry through, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch said.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.