Congress Political Leaders

  • Pres. Obama: Chemical Weapon Use is a 'Game Changer'

    President Obama answers questions from reporters at a news conference held in the White House Briefing Room. In the first set of questions, the President answers questions about the Syrian "red line" and U.S. strategy to find a solution to the unfolding disaster in that country.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: All Eyes on the ECB

    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.

  • Anthony Foxx Nominated As DOT Secretary

    President Obama is about to announce his nomination for the next Transportation Secretary, reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC Contributor Gordon Bethune, weighs in.

  • President to Nominate DOT Secretary

    President Obama is expected to nominate the next Department of Transportation secretary to succeed Ray LaHood today. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, provides perspective.

  • Italy's ten-year borrowing costs fell on Monday to the lowest point since October 2010 after the country's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend, ending two months of political deadlock in Italy.

  • Jefferson County's Climb Out of Bankruptcy

    Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, AL, discusses how towns in his county have fared since suffering the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy on record.

  • Inside the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Has the original intent of the dinner lost its focus? CNBC's John Harwood provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the annual event, with the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Fabrizio Saccomanni

    Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.

  • Italian Govt Stable Enough to Pass Reforms: Pro

    Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, tells CNBC that the mix of the Italian government is a good one and will be enough to pass some reforms.

  • Italy finally has formed a new government, a coalition of Silvio Berlusconi's forces and center-left rivals who forged an unusual alliance to break a two-month stalemate.

  • Why Lasry Said 'Non Merci'

    Marc Lasry withdrew his name from consideration for U.S. Ambassador to France this week. CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details. Also, the DOJ broke up a ring of high-stakes poker games, with Wall Street Journal's Reed Albergotti.

  • House Voting to End FAA Furloughs

    Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines Chairman & CEO, shares his views on the politics behind the FAA furloughs.

  • Canary Wharf at night.

    The U.K. government has received a damning indictment from the CEO of the world's biggest advertising group, who said that austerity in the U.K. is a falsehood.

  • Political Reform in Italy

    Simon Cox, Asia Economics Editor of The Economist says markets can hope for some adjustments to the electoral board and other political reforms in Italy under PM-designate Enrico Letta. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets joins in the conversation and also discussed the BoJ Decision.

  • George W. Bush Library Opening

    The George W. Bush presidential library opened today in Dallas, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow. All 5 living Presidents attended the ceremony.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold On the Move

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold makes a big move and oil is up on the day.

  • Janet Yellen is seen as a logical candidate to succeed the Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, but critics remain wary of her stance on inflation.

  • Has Austerity Reached Its Limits?

    Sony Kapoor, managing director at Re-define, argues that despite mounting evidence on the social cost of austerity in Europe, policy won't change due to political games.

  • The French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny that he had fallen asleep during Cypriot bailout talks, slamming what he called "French bashing."