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Congress Political Leaders

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Focus is on Syria

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be closer to a grand coalition with her socialist opponent in upcoming elections after he put in a surprisingly well-received performance in a TV debate Sunday.

  • Angela Merkel touted her government's economic record as she faces off against her rival in their only live televised debate before the Sept. 22 election.

  • President: Have not made final decision on response to Syria

    President Obama reacts to findings of chemical attacks in Syria. "Looking at limited action on Syria, not an open-ended commitment; and not considering a boots on the ground approach." CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Obama's comments.

  • Obama: Crisis is Syria cannot be resolved only militarily

    CNBC's John Harwood updates on comments from President Obama regarding issues in Syria.

  • Obama expected to make statement on Syria

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details from the UN inspections in Syria as they prepare to leave tomorrow. The Syrian people are preparing for a U.S. strike following statements by Sec. of State John Kerry.

  • President to address Syria situation

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Sec. of State John Kerry's statements on findings of the used chemical weapons in Syria. Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R-IN), shares what to expect ahead of a conference call with the White House.

  • President Obama's Syrian dilemma

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details on UN inspections in Syria. And Bill Spindle, WSJ Middle Eastern bureau chief, discusses President Obama's quandary in Syria.

  • Syria Obama's 'trickiest' hour: Financial Times

    Edward Luce, Financial Times Washington columnist, discusses what a missile strike in Syria will mean for President Obama's credibility.

  • Will US go it alone in Syria?

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest details on the unrest in Syria. And Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the likelihood of a U.S. military strike on Syria now that the United Kingdom has signaled it will not intervene.

  • What's the next move for US in Syria?

    As the U.S. debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, questions are rising about Israel's involvement, reports NBC's Atia Abawi with the latest details from Tel Aviv.

  • Protesters outside the White House on Aug. 29.

    Fifty percent of Americans oppose military action against Syria, and nearly eight-in-10 believe President Obama should receive congressional approval before using any force.

  • US considers 'credible' options in Syria

    Now that the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel have indicated they will not participate in a military strike in Syria, President Obama must carefully weigh his retaliatory options in the Middle East, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Still watching Syria

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy and metals were lower on a stronger dollar. The situation in Syria continues to preoccupy traders, even though military action does not appear to be imminent.

  • Is US in lose-lose situation in Syria?

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as UN inspectors continue their investigation, and Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the possible fallout from a U.S.-led retaliatory attack on Syria.

  • UN inspector mandate in Syria to expire

    The mandate for the UN inspectors in Syria is supposed to expire on Sunday, reports NBC's Richard Engel. Dion Nissenbaum, Wall Street Journal Pentagon reporter adds the Obama administration is ready to go; and Former U.S. secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, weighs in.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Focus on possible US strike

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • President Obama to speak at MLK speech site

    It has been 50 years since the March on Washington and MLK's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. CNBC's John Harwood awaits President Obama's speech commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Awaiting President Obama at MLK's speech site

    CNBC's John Harwood joins "Street Signs" to discuss the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 1963 speech from the March in Washington.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold closes above $1,400

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.