Politics and Government

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Donald Trump speaks with CNBC's John Harwood at the Trump Grill in New York.

Watch the interview here Donald J. Trump. Long a flamboyant figure in American life — as a real-estate developer and reality show host — Trump, 69, entered the race in June in unorthodox fashion. At a moment when Republican leaders hoped to repair relations with Latino voters, he seized on the issue of illegal immigration, …

Trump vs. Bush tax plan

John Harwood tells us the details of Donald Trump’s tax plan.

Putin, Obama face off over Syria

The war in Syria played out on the world stage with President Obama and Russia’s President Putin sharing their divergent views on how to resolve the conflict.

Boehner bombshell

What does John Boehner’s resignation mean for a potential government shutdown, Wall Street uncertainty and interest rates?

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Jeb Bush talks to John Harwood at the Parlor City Pub and Eatery in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Watch the interview here CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—Of the two dynasty candidates in the 2016 presidential race, Jeb Bush has it much harder than Hillary Clinton. It’s in the poll ratings, and the records. The former Florida governor, once the presumed Republican front-runner, trails Donald Trump and Ben Carson nationally; Clinton leads the Democratic race despite …

Employees and guests of the newly reopened U.S. Embassy attend the flag-raising ceremony August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.Getty Images

The U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments said on Friday they have taken measures to further ease sanctions on Cuba as part of the normalization of diplomatic relations. The measures will take effect on Monday and will further facilitate travel to the Caribbean country, expand telecommunications services, allow “certain persons” to establish offices or other facilities, …

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Janet Yellen

There are two big events that will help define the 2016 presidential race. The first takes place Wednesday night with the second GOP primary debate. The second happens Thursday with the Federal Reserve‘s announcement on interest rate policy. Of the two, the Fed’s call is the most important. Because if Janet Yellen and the central …

Reforming the tax code

John Harwood explains details of Jeb Bush’s economic plan and how it compares to the plans of other presidential hopefuls.

White House Demo Day

The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the White House, where start-up founders from all walks of life took part in the first-ever Demo Day.

Clinton’s economic plans

John Harwood explains what presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has planned for your money.

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The Cuban Embassy reopened in Washington, D.C. on July 20th, 2015.

As the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. reopens on Monday after a 54-year gap, analysts said that easing relations with the U.S. could provide “limited” commercial benefit for the communist nation with tourism and telecoms set to be the biggest beneficiaries. For the first time since 1961, the two countries will reopen embassies in each …

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers with Vice President Joe Biden at his side during an early morning address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 14, 2015.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday began selling the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it opens a chance to stop the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. He threatened to veto a move by Congress to block it. “As Congress and the American people review this deal, it will be important to consider the …

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President Barack Obama.

President Obama will announce a sweeping change to the nation’s overtime pay law, dramatically expanding the number of people who will qualify for increased pay after working more than 40 hours in a week. The proposed rule, first reported by Politico, will raise the threshold for guaranteed overtime pay from a salary of $23,660 to …

SCOTUS overturns EPA rule

The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the Obama administration by overturning a landmark EPA air pollution rule.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Obama administration failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury pollution from power plants. (Tweet this) In a 5-4 ruling, the court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must consider costs before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary. Coal stocks, including Consol Energy …