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Congress Political Leaders

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

  • Oil Refining’s Fortunes Rise

    Should markets rally on a "fiscal cliff" resolution, traders should use the strength to sell oil, a veteran trader told CNBC.

  • Egypt Protesters at Presidential Palace

    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marching on the Presidential Palace clash with police. NBC's Jim Maceda reports on what the protesters want and what happened. (1:41)

  • Governors' Fiscal  Face-Off

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama is meeting with six governors to get their take on taxes and spending cuts, and former Gov. Gray Davis, (D-CA) and former Gov. James Gilmore, (R-VA), debate the best way to avert the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • Governors Meet With President Obama

    CNBC's John Harwood reports it's now the states' turn to meet with President Obama and Congressional leaders to talk about plans to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • House GOP's Fiscal Cliff Counter-Offer

    House Republican leaders are making a counter-offer in the fiscal cliff talks, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Republican House Majority Whip from California.

  • Gov. Perry: 2016 Is a Long Time Away

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), shares his final thought on whether he is going to run in 2016. "I have a legislative session in front of me, and a state that is going to continue to lead the country," he says.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama in 2012.

    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said "fiscal cliff" uncertainty has already hurt 2013 business spending and said the failure to reach a resolution presents not only a near-term recession risk, but also the possibility of longer negative effects.

  • 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.

  • Metals Outlook: ETF Action

    The start of new month brings new money into the metals market. CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at where retail investors are placing their bets.

  • Obama to Spearhead Southeast Asia Push

    President Obama and Democrats have "a mantra, but they don't have a plan," said former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

  • Sen. Warner on the Gang of Eight's Role

    "This is the moral equivalent of war," said Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) discussing how to find a path towards compromise on tax reform and entitlement cuts.

  • Sen. Warner on the Gang of Eight's Role

    "This is the moral equivalent of war," said Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) discussing how to find a path towards compromise on tax reform and entitlement cuts.

  • 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.

  • President Obama's 'Fiscal Cliff' Road Trip

    "I think the President ought to get off the campaign bus and get into the conference room with the Speaker and the other Congressional leaders and work out a deal," said Rep. Jim Gerlach, (R-PA), commenting on the President's trip to his home state without a "fiscal cliff" deal.

  • President Obama's 'Fiscal Cliff' Road Trip

    "I think the President ought to get off the campaign bus and get into the conference room with the Speaker and the other Congressional leaders and work out a deal," said Rep. Jim Gerlach, (R-PA), commenting on the President's trip to his home state without a "fiscal cliff" deal.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP

    Which political party is the biggest obstacle to a "cliff" agreement? Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg, "Fix the Debt" campaign co-chairs, discuss ways to rise above partisan politics and negotiate a debt deal. The "fiscal cliff" is sort of the ultimate forcing mechanism and "Congress needs forcing mechanisms to act," added Gregg.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

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

  • Maria's Observation: 'Leadership' in Washington

    Both parties in Washington are scrambling to point the finger in the fiscal cliff talks instead of scrambling to find a deal, says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Pre-Market Report: What You Need to Know

    A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Kelly Evans.