Congress Political Leaders

  • 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.

  • Jack Welch

    Former GE boss Jack Welch said on CNBC that the IRS scandal shows how political views can play a part in decisions by government agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Rep. Van Hollen: Lessons From Europe

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), reveals his thoughts on raising the debt ceiling, and explains why it makes sense to invest in the nation's infrastructure and get immigration reform passed through Congress.

  • After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • Commodities Tomorrow:

    Mixed data out of China drove oil prices down today. The metals were down across the board during the trading day, but settled slightly higher.

  • President Obama Appoint Furman to CEA

    President Obama is set to announce Jason Furman to head White House Council of Economic Advisors. CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight.

  • NSA Leak: The Crime & the Punishment

    Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, says we need to enforce the laws in the NSA leak case and that Congress needs to provide more oversight for agency surveillance programs.

  • Will Italy's Local Elections Hurt Ruling Coalition?

    James Walston, professor at the American University of Rome, discusses the low turnout at the Italian local elections and explains why it's positive for the ruling coalition.

  • Nelson Mandela

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports from South Africa on the condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for a lung infection.

  • Obama-Xi Summit a Success For China?

    Giles Chance, visiting professor at Peking University, said the talks placed China on the same level as the U.S., which is exactly where it wants to be.

  • Edward Snowden

    A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.

  • Barack Obama (R) and Xi Jinping

    After two days of talks, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China moved closer on North Korea, but remaining sharply divided over cyberespionage, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama Address Health Care & Privacy Concerns

    CNBC's John Harwood provides perspective on President Obama's address on health care, invasion of privacy concerns, and his meeting later today with China's President Xi.

  • Pres. Obama Address Privacy Issues

    President Obama answers questions about privacy concerns surrounding the NSA's collection of telephone records and monitoring of Internet activity. "Congress is continually briefed" on how these activities are conducted, Obama says.

  • Pres. Obama Speaks on Affordable Care Act

    President Obama explains the "two main things Americans need to know" about the new legislation on health care. The President outlines how competition will provide an incentive to keep health care costs down, and cover millions of people who currently don't have insurance coverage.

  • Awaiting President Obama's Statement

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of the President's address on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. He also addresses the NSA phone records issue.

  • White House Reacts to Jobs Number

    "Today's report shows that the economy is continuing to recover," said Alan Krueger, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, commenting on today's better-than-expected employment report.

  • Cyberattack Talks Loom Ahead of China's Xi-Obama Summit

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at an estate in California today where questions of alleged Chinese hacking will be addressed.