Congress Political Leaders

  • Sen. Reid: Boehner Can't Ignore American People Forever

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks on Capitol Hill, claiming more Republicans are joining his party's point of view every day.

  • Boehner: 'Spending is the Problem'

    House Speaker John Boehner goes before reporters to again criticize President Obama for not making serious proposals to cut spending. (9:09)

  • Gazprom

    Russia's Gazprom will beat Exxon Mobil this year to become the most profitable company in the world, and yet its shares are down 18 percent. Why? The answer may lie with the priorities of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Pelosi: Need to 'Engineer a Solution'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addresses the "fiscal cliff" discussions, and says, "We really have to come to some agreement in the next couple of days."

  • Neel Kashkari

    The Federal Reserve's bond-purchasing and low interest rate policies are buying Washington to solve the nation's debt crisis, said Pimco's Head of Global Equities Neel Kashkari.

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

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Higher

    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.

  • A masked protester looks at Michigan State Police in riot gear as union members from around the country rally at the State Capitol.

    New labor laws in Michigan are not only a major shift for the state, they could ripple across the country.

  • Replacing Operation Twist

    Steve Liesman, sr. economics reporter, CNBC, reports on what to expect from the Fed today and how it's likely to respond to criticism about how a QE4 could impact the markets. He also expects Bernanke to comment on unemployment.

  • Right-to-Work Impact

    David Madland, Center for American Progress, discusses the impact Right-to-Work laws really have on state economies. It lowers wages and hollows out the middle class, Madland says.

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

  • Closing In on 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

    Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) discuss whether the two parties are closing in on a debt deal and if taxes will go up on the top two percent of taxpayers.

  • Dems Deal on the Debt

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reveals what spending cuts the Democrats are willing to live with to get a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Despite all the hullabaloo about the "fiscal cliff," stock markets have behaved calmly throughout this whole period. Larry Kudlow is guessing that stocks are correctly sniffing that there will be no calamitous falling off the cliff.

  • Fiscal Fisticuffs on Capitol Hill

    Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), weighs in on dealing with the nation's debt ceiling.

  • Searching for Fiscal Solutions

    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) explains why he did not sign the Norquist "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" and says you can't shut any idea out until you come to a solution.

  • A Thaw in Fiscal Freeze?

    Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) discusses compromise efforts between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill in an effort to find a solution to the "fiscal cliff."

  • Prince

    The Clinton tax rates create a much better basis for tax reform because it benefits more Americans, says Tony Fratto.

  • Daley: We've Got to Get Growth

    "We've got to get growth in our economy," says Former Obama Chief of Staff Bill Daley, in discussing the fiscal cliff talks.

  • Time to Buy Italian Assets

    Ian Harnett, Managing Director at Absolute Strategy Research and Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland tell CNBC political uncertainty is leading to cheap assets in Italy