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Congress Political Leaders

  • European Commission's economic chief, Olli Rehn, said he was "amazed" that France had criticized his team for recommending reforms while proposing more economic coordination for the euro zone.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Passes $1,400

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold passed $1,400 today in light of weak economic data and could continue higher. The draw on gasoline inventories helped push prices higher, and natural gas hovered around the $4 mark.

  • Rep. Ryan on High Statutory and 'Leaky' Tax Rate

    In the third part of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he wants to change the current variable corporate tax rate so it's fair across the board and encourages companies to bring money back to the United States.

  • Apple 'Poster Child' For Repatriation: Rep Ryan

    In part two of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he agrees with Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the need for corporate tax reform.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday that investigating Obama administration scandals won't keep Republicans from pursuing sound fiscal policy.

  • Rep. Ryan: No Immediate 'Hard Core' Cuts in Our Budget

    In a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on political wrangling on Capitol Hill over the budget deficit and his concern "about the entitlement explosion" and "the bankruptcy of these programs."

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    CNBC's Karen Tso tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Obama & Christie: Jersey Shore Reunion

    President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured the shore today where Super Storm Sandy hit 7 months ago. CNBC Contributor Keith Boykin; Jim McLaughlin, Republican Pollster; and Jennifer Stefano, Americans For Prosperity, discuss Christie's position in politics.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Can Gold Keep its Momentum?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, largely due to the increasing tensions in the Middle East. Gold has climbed above $1,400, but can it stay there?

  • Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    CNBC's Karen Tso tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Romans went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new mayor of Italy's capital in a vote which could have repercussions for the fragile national government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

  • In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Hurricane Forecast & Energy

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The hurricane forecast is for 7 to 11 hurricanes this season, which could be bullish for the energy markets. Nat gas was up on the day because storage levels rose less than expected.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • IRS Grilled on the Hill

    CNBC's John Harwood reports IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller said he was "not politically motivated in targeting conservative groups" today on the Hill.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: All About the Fed

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders remain focused firmly on tomorrow's testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. And expectations for this week's oil inventories.

  • Barbour's Take on IRS Scandal

    The White House Chief of Staff found out about the IRS scandal after the fact, reports CNBC's John Harwood; and Haley Barbour, Former Governor of Mississippi, discusses the scandal, and whether it's time for tax reform.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Reading the Reversal in Metals

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look factors that contributed to the major reversal in precious metals on Monday and what sent oil prices to a 7-week high. She also discusses events in the the coming days that could impact the price action in energy and metals.

  • IRS Scandal Update

    The White House chief of staff was told about the IRS audit after counsel briefed, reports CNBC's John Harwood.