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Congress Political Leaders

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

  • Is the Franco-German Relationship Bust?

    Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, tells CNBC that the relationship between France and Germany is now more important than even the last decade.

  • President Obama's 2nd Term Roadmap

    It is the 21st time in the nation's history a president has been sworn into office a second term. Reacting to President Obama's inaugural address, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein; Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO; and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how the inauguration merchandise vendors fared today.

  • Presidnet Obama Nominates New Cabinet Members

    President Obama officially nominates new cabinet members Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.

  • President Obama's 2nd Inauguration: Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce & More

    "American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.

  • Obama: Every Citizen Deserves a Basic Measure of Security & Dignity

    In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)

  • President Obama: An Economic Recovery Has Begun

    President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.

  • Vice President Biden Takes Public Oath

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams Delivers Obama's Inaugural Invocation

    Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.

  • Presidnet Obama's Second Inauguration Kicks Off

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • President Obama's Inauguration: Economic Growth Ahead?

    Between 500,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to attend President Obama's inauguration, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing what President Obama can do to get the U.S. economy growing, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners.

  • David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron is leading Britain into a minefield in seeking to renegotiate its terms of membership of the European Union. His gamble could easily end in a bust.

  • Thousands of striking miners march to the offices of Anglogold Ashanti  in Carletonville on October 18, 2012.

    The outlook for South Africa looks increasingly unstable as foreign and indigenous companies retrench.

  • Inauguration

    President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession he inherited four years ago.

  • President Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Monday.

    The myths and realities of second-term presidents – and what they portend for Obama.

  • The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    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.

  • Debt Deadline Extended?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the House Republicans are considering a plan that could extend the debt ceiling deadline until Spring.

  • Why It's Good to be Al Gore

    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.

  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    The increased difficulty in finding basic consumer goods in Venezuela is raising concerns about the viability of Chávez's socialist economic policies.