The myths and realities of second-term presidents – and what they portend for Obama.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow says the idea of allowing the borrowing limit to expire will not only damage the current economy, it will absolutely sink the GOP in 2014.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House Republicans are considering a plan that could extend the debt ceiling deadline until Spring.
CNBC's Jane Wells explains how the former vice president is reaping big benefits this year.
CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.
The increased difficulty in finding basic consumer goods in Venezuela is raising concerns about the viability of Chávez's socialist economic policies.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced today that Republicans are putting a short-term debt ceiling hike on the table. Karen Finney, The Hill columnist; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, weigh in.
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) discusses his proposal to end his state's income tax.
President Barack Obama approaches his second inauguration amid persistent public resignation about the tepid economic recovery, and a widespread belief that Washington's budget fights have made things worse, the latest NBC/WSJ poll says.
House Republicans may seek a short-term extension of the government's debt limit as the party seeks to maximize leverage in negotiations over spending cuts.
While the stigma of a U.S. debt default would be damaging to investor sentiment, the chaos from a breakdown in financial markets' systems that might result would be even scarier.
House Republicans are rejecting President Obama's $500 million gun-control plan while his allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action.
With children sitting nearby, President Obama proposed a new ban on assault weapons and universal background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday in a sweeping package to curb firearm violence after the killing of 20 first-graders and six adults in a Connecticut school last month.
CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.
Lee Cheuk Yan, Chairman of the Labour Party and Regina Ip, Chairwoman of the New People's Party discuss C.Y. Leung's 5 year plan for Hong Kong.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
President Obama invited kids to his gun policy announcement today, just as the NRA ads are calling the president a hypocrite, with CNBC's John Carney & Jane Wells.
Americans are growing increasingly worried about federal debt, government dysfunction, and squabbles about the debt ceiling could derail the nation's fragile economic recovery.
Forex markets are so far taking the debt ceiling fight in stride. But if the ceiling is breached, this pro says, watch out.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bluford Putnam, CME Group chief economist, discuss the impact of the debt ceiling on the markets.