Congress Political Leaders

  • Domes of San Carlo al Corso Church and St. Peter's Basilica

    Italy's fragile coalition government announced a raft of measures to boost its economy this weekend, but the package was conspicuous for the absence of spending cuts.

  • G8 Northern Ireland Summit Begins

    The leaders of the G8 nations are set to begin a summit in Northern Ireland; Steve Sedgwick has more on what is likely to top the agenda.

  • A policeman stands in front of the Czech Government headquarters. Several people were arrested by the police squad for uncovering organised crime (UOOZ) at the Czech Government offices after a cabinet meeting.

    Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas came under renewed pressure to quit on Saturday over charges that a close aide abused her powers.

  • What a Wild Week That Was!

    "Power Lunch" panel Kayla Tausche, Robert Frank, Kate Kelly, and Eamon Javers look back at this past week's top news stories, including turmoil in Turkey, Rupert Murdoch's divorce announcement, and President Obama's expensive trip to Africa.

  • It's Election Day in Iran

    Iranian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new president, reports NBC's Ali Arouzi. The country's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from the election.

  • Syrian Rebels Ask for Heavy Weapons

    NBC's Richard Engle reports the U.S. is considering implementing a no-fly zone in parts of Syria after confirmation the country used chemical weapons.

  • Turkey Calls a Truce

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the unrest in Turkey, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks with activists about a potential referendum to suspend a controversial development plan for Istanbul's Gezi Park.

  • 'Dire Situation' in Syria Forces US to Act: Pro

    Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, provides perspective on the Obama administrations promise to step up assistance to Syrian rebels, as the U.S. studies the possibility of a no-fly zone near the Jordan border.

  • Pre-Market Report: Don't 'Second Guess' the Fed

    CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S., and nervous investors await word from the Fed on its asset-buying policy.

  • Browder: If I'm Assassinated...

    Bill Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, tells CNBC that Russia has a policy of murdering people in foreign countries and he doesn't feel safe at all.

  • President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.

  • Lessons From Lincoln

    Was President Lincoln a "wealth creating" president? Rich Lowry, National Review, and author of "Lincoln Unbound," shares his opinions.

  • Can the Iranian Economy Improve?

    Torbjorn Soltvedt, senior MENA analyst at Maplecroft, highlights how difficult it will be for the new Iranian president to reform the economy as many policies still remain in the Supreme Leader's remit.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eye On Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders are waiting to see how the Iranian elections go.

  • Top States For Business 2013

    CNBC's Scott Cohn prepares to kick off 2013's "Top States For Business" tour. This year, we can actually measure the impact of the politicians in each state, he says.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Expecting Nat Gas Surplus

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Natural gas rebounded today, ahead of tomorrow's storage report.

  • Republican members of Congress listen as the votes of the Electoral College are tallied in the House on Jan. 4, 2013.

    An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.

  • Trouble in Turkey Confronts Leadership

    Is the Turkish government mishandling the violent protesting? Hugh Pope, International Crisis Group, provides perspective on the unrest, and weighs in on the political "U-turn" needed to curb the crisis.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching, as the world's largest bond fund says growing debt levels worldwide could put global economies at risk for recession in the next few years.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Central Banks & Oil

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Concerns over central bank policies drove down commodities prices today. Rising interest rate environments put pressure on gold, as well.