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Congress Political Leaders

  • Ronald Reagan's Legacy

    Nine years after former President Ronald Reagan's death, his legacy lives on. Craig Shirley, Shirley & Bannister Public Affairs president and a Reagan scholar and author, discusses what Reagan is most remembered for. "The most important thing to Reagan was that the power belonged to the individual, not the state," says Shirley.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Snow's on the Way

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and says the market is keeping a close eye on natural gas supplies, which will be announced tomorrow..

  • Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed a seven-month delay in looming automatic spending cuts that would be paid for by shrinking the federal workforce.

  • Obama Nominates Jewell For Interior Secretary

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama has nominated REI CEO Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary.

  • A deficit reduction package to preserve short term economic growth by delaying the most aggressive measures would a no-go for the markets, the private sector and politicians, business leaders told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Masaaki Shirakawa

    The yen's historic fall is showing no signs of stopping, and with a new Bank of Japan governor on the way, this strategist has a plan for getting in on the trend.

  • USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.

  • Downbeat retail sales slam the Australian dollar and a central banker's departure dents the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:15)

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Deficit to Drop Below $1 Trillion

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the CBO say the U.S. budget deficit will drop below the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2008.

  • Is it Too Late to Avoid Sequestration?

    Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-TX), weighs in on the President's proposed plan to avoid sequester cuts. "If he talks about more tax increases then I think it's all a political sham," Rep. Thornberry added.

  • White House officials say President Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1.

  • Pres. Obama Meets With CEOs on Immigration

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama is meeting with business and labor leader today to discuss his immigration plan.

  • French President Francois Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande urged the euro zone on Tuesday to set a mid-term target for its currency's exchange rate and to forge a jobs policy to fight voter disillusionment.

  • Rep. Cantor's Goal to Face Challenging Issues

    Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), provides a preview of a major policy speech he will deliver later today at the American Enterprise Institute that includes education reform, revitalizing America, and expanding the GOP message.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:12)

  • European stocks and the euro are tumbling on political uncertainty and a lackluster euro zone economic outlook, and strategists see the weakness continuing.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy address a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 4, 2013 after their meeting.

    Angela Merkel told Spain's Mariano Rajoy she had full confidence in his government's ability to push through reforms, brushing aside a growing corruption scandal.

  • Just Say 'No' to State Tax: Gov. Heineman

    Gov. Dave Heineman, (R-NE), discusses his state's plan to join seven other states that do not have income tax.