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Congress Political Leaders

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Outage in the North Sea

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A major oil outage in the North Sea could impact oil prices. And a lot of shorts in the gold market are causing prices to rise.

  • The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.

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

  • The fiscal picture for states is brightening, but mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded pensions cloud the long-term outlook.

  • Who Will Be the Next President?

    An early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, with Robert Costa, National Review; Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; and Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company.

  • European Commission's economic chief, Olli Rehn, said he was "amazed" that France had criticized his team for recommending reforms while proposing more economic coordination for the euro zone.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Passes $1,400

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold passed $1,400 today in light of weak economic data and could continue higher. The draw on gasoline inventories helped push prices higher, and natural gas hovered around the $4 mark.

  • Rep. Ryan on High Statutory and 'Leaky' Tax Rate

    In the third part of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he wants to change the current variable corporate tax rate so it's fair across the board and encourages companies to bring money back to the United States.

  • Apple 'Poster Child' For Repatriation: Rep Ryan

    In part two of a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), explains why he agrees with Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the need for corporate tax reform.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday that investigating Obama administration scandals won't keep Republicans from pursuing sound fiscal policy.

  • Rep. Ryan: No Immediate 'Hard Core' Cuts in Our Budget

    In a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on political wrangling on Capitol Hill over the budget deficit and his concern "about the entitlement explosion" and "the bankruptcy of these programs."

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Obama & Christie: Jersey Shore Reunion

    President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured the shore today where Super Storm Sandy hit 7 months ago. CNBC Contributor Keith Boykin; Jim McLaughlin, Republican Pollster; and Jennifer Stefano, Americans For Prosperity, discuss Christie's position in politics.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Can Gold Keep its Momentum?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, largely due to the increasing tensions in the Middle East. Gold has climbed above $1,400, but can it stay there?

  • Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Romans went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new mayor of Italy's capital in a vote which could have repercussions for the fragile national government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

  • In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Hurricane Forecast & Energy

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The hurricane forecast is for 7 to 11 hurricanes this season, which could be bullish for the energy markets. Nat gas was up on the day because storage levels rose less than expected.