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Top News & Analysis Washington DC

  • US securities regulators plan to meet next week to adopt rules that would lift a long-time ban prohibiting hedge funds and other firms from advertising.

  • Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.

  • Erskine Bowles

    Erskine Bowles, deficit commission co-chairman, praised a tax-reform plan that would start over with a "blank slate."

  • A former Swiss banker faces up to five years in jail after pleading guilty to dodging US taxes.

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The White House has assembled a short list of candidates to succeed Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is running the search.

  • Fannie Mae

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.

  • American Airlines passengers wait in line at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Bell looks for drug smugglers along the Rio Grande.

    Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.

  • Boehner: QE Is Over the Top

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) about the leadership of Fed Chairman Bernanke and the impact QE is having on the U.S. economy.

  • Boehner: 'We're Stifling Economic Growth'

    "You can't continue to deflate our money and deflate it and deflate it (and) have the equity markets go up without some change."

  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

    Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.

  • Deutsche Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt.

    A top U.S. banking regulator called Deutsche Bank's capital levels "horrible" and said it is the worst on a list of global banks based on one measurement of leverage ratios.

  • Car damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.

  • Jack Welch

    Former GE boss Jack Welch said on CNBC that the IRS scandal shows how political views can play a part in decisions by government agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • A group of United Airlines' most frequent flyers, including billionaire investor Tom Steyer, asked the airline to stop blocking climate change actions.

  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks at a section of the U.S. - Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • NSA Leak: The Crime & the Punishment

    Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, says we need to enforce the laws in the NSA leak case and that Congress needs to provide more oversight for agency surveillance programs.

  • The top U.S. derivatives regulator won a legal victory over Bloomberg LP late on Friday when a court dismissed a case the data vendor had filed that claimed a new rule on trading swaps would hurt its business.

  • A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.

  • On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising.