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Elections Democrats

  • Washington Fiscal Cliff 'Chicken' Game Persists

    Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, and Michelle Girard, RBS senior economist, discuss the House Republicans proposal which would keep all Bush tax cuts in place for now.

  • Anthony Del Rosario

    The world’s biggest importer of firearms is also the top exporter — and the main obstacle to a UN treaty on the skyrocketing small arms industry.

  • Syria Moving Chemical Weapons?

    President Obama laid out a stern warning for Syria, saying "Syria's use of chemical weapons would be unacceptable." John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show host, weighs in.

  • Higher Taxes = Lower Revenue?

    President Obama wants higher revenues and higher tax rates. Discussing whether his plan is attainable, with Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House Aide; and Steve Forbes, author of "Freedom Manifesto."

  • GOP Counter-Offer On the Table

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Boehner and other Republicans' plan to avoid the fiscal cliff; and Steve Elmendorf, Former Kerry Deputy Campaign Manager; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, discuss.

  • Obama to Spearhead Southeast Asia Push

    President Obama and Democrats have "a mantra, but they don't have a plan," said former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

  • Sen. Warner on the Gang of Eight's Role

    "This is the moral equivalent of war," said Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) discussing how to find a path towards compromise on tax reform and entitlement cuts.

  • Sen. Warner on the Gang of Eight's Role

    "This is the moral equivalent of war," said Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) discussing how to find a path towards compromise on tax reform and entitlement cuts.

  • Dems Have 'Cliff' Mantra No Plan: Armey

    Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader (R-TX), weighs in on the "fiscal cliff" stalemate in Washington, and why lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on taxes and spending.

  • Playing Political Chicken With 'Fiscal Cliff'

    Steve McMahon, Purple Strategies, and David Walker, Comeback America Initiative, discuss how to get past political posturing in Washington and strike a bipartisan deal on the nation's debt and taxes.

  • OMB's Lew & Treasury Sec. Geithner on President's Plan

    Jacob Lew will guide the White House through negotiations with Congressional Republicans to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts on Jan. 1. The New York Times reports.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP

    Which political party is the biggest obstacle to a "cliff" agreement? Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg, "Fix the Debt" campaign co-chairs, discuss ways to rise above partisan politics and negotiate a debt deal. The "fiscal cliff" is sort of the ultimate forcing mechanism and "Congress needs forcing mechanisms to act," added Gregg.

  • A Closer Look At Susan Rice's Portfolio

    A new report says Susan Rice's portfolio includes companies doing business with Iran, with Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute.

  • More Fed Stimulus Ahead?

    The Wall Street Journal suggests more stimulus from the Federal Reserve is coming. Lee Hoskins, Former Cleveland Federal Reserve president, weighs in. Stephanie Link, TheStreet, also discusses how one might invest if the fiscal cliff fears did not exist.

  • End the Charitable Tax Deduction?

    The United Way and other non-profits are fearful the charitable tax deduction might be capped in order to help solve the budget crisis. Stacey Stewart, United Way U.S.A. president and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist an author, provide perspective.

  • Outrageous Demands From the Dems

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Republicans are saying the White House wants at least $50 billion in new spending; and Matt Miller, Washington Post; Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs International Advisor; Guy Benson, Townhall.com; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, weigh in.

  • Maria's Observation: 'Leadership' in Washington

    Both parties in Washington are scrambling to point the finger in the fiscal cliff talks instead of scrambling to find a deal, says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Markets Swing on Cliff Talks

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on fiscal cliff comments from Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and how it's impacted the markets.

  • Street Over-Reacting to Cliff News?

    The Democrats think the Republicans aren't being serious enough on Capitol Hill, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Harry Reid's Nevada: Fiscal Cliff Fears

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Sen. Harry Reid's state of Nevada, home of the highest unemployment rate and second highest foreclosure rate in the country.