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Discussing whether U.S. markets can rally while the euro zone falters, and financials face increased regulatory requirements, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Arthur Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets.
CNBC's John Harwood has the details on a scheduled vote late tonight on the payroll tax cut, and debating whether a bipartisan agreement can be reached in the House, with Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-NY), and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).
Is President Obama standing in the way of creating over a hundred thousand jobs by postponing a decision on the Keystone pipeline? Brent Booker, Construction Dept. Laborers' Int'l Union, and David Barnett, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, weigh in.
Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK) discusses whether the U.S. is on the eve of a debt crisis, and what it will take to break the ongoing political stalemate in Washington.
Robert Costa, National Review reports House leader, Rep. Paul Ryan is going after GOP frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, and discussing Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, with Jen Psaki, former White House deputy press secy; Tony Fratto, CNBC contributor; and Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker executive chairman.
CNBC'S Bertha Coombs reports failed solar company, Solyndra is under grand jury investigation; Lam Research will buy Novellus Systems in a $3.3B deal; and China threatens to impose stiff tariffs on cars made in the USA.
Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman, CEO & CIO, discusses how to make money in stocks despite a strong U.S. dollar and soild profits.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY), and Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ), discuss what it will take to break the deadlock in Congress on extending the payroll tax cuts.
Are Republicans prepared to extend unemployment benefits, if the Democrats agree to the Keystone pipeline? Discussing the ongoing payroll tax stalemate on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY).
Debating whether Newt Gingrich's 15% flat tax would be a huge improvement over the current tax system, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, and Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA).
Will a Fed bailout prompt investors to buy stocks? Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital, and Steven Cortes, Veracruz founder, discuss whether it's time to get bullish on the market.
CNBC's John Harwood has the latest numbers on a NBC/WSJ poll, which shows Newt Gingrich in the lead, and discussing how he matches up against Mitt Romney, with David Goodfriend, Sirius/XM; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Mark Simone, WABC radio.
Is the Fed too optimistic, or is more quantitative easing coming down the road? Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors co-chairman, discusses the outlook for economic growth.
Discussing whether President Obama will veto the GOP payroll tax cut bill, with Rep. Peter Roskam, (R-IL), and what is the likelihood of reaching common ground between the White House and Republicans, with Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D-OH), and Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-IL).
NBC's Luke Russert reports the House approves a temporary GOP payroll tax cut package.
Discussing a new Republican bill that chops off 40 weeks of unemployment benefits and tightens rules of eligibility, with Arthur Laffer, Laffer Associates, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Discussing pipeline politics and energy, with Daniel Yergin, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
Discussing Newt's lead in the new polls and whether he is now the undeclared, GOP front-runner, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Ari Melber, The Nation; and Jason Mattera, Human Events.
Scott Budman, KNTV reports the Supreme Court will hear Arizona's controversial immigration case, with NBC's Pete Williams. Also, Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol; MF Global's former CEO, Jon Corzine, will testify at a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday; and New Jersey Nets owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov intends to run against Vladmir Putin for president of Russia.
Lee Hoskins, former Cleveland Federal Reserve president provides a preview of Tuesday's final FOMC meeting of the year.