Politics and Government


Hours before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Berkshire Hathaway chief tells CNBC that Trump has the “most important job in the world.”


“You won’t tax imports and exports equally,” Kevin Brady tells CNBC. “You’ll still have a tax advantage for foreign products.”


Sen. Pat Roberts jokingly offered Sen. Ron Wyden a Valium, setting off tensions even before Mnuchin gave his opening remarks.


The billionaire investor said that as Commerce secretary, he would be open to trade on conditions that are favorable to U.S. interests.


While Trump will inherit a generally strong economy, the recovery in state finances is losing steam.


NATO is essential to peace, Ret. Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis says at his confirmation hearing as Defense secretary.


No investigations found any conclusive or direct link between Trump and the Russian government, NBC reported.


Critics of Tillerson leading the State department have focused on his ties to Russia and lack of government experience.


Talk of a “border adjusted” tax has gone from the sidelines to center stage, which has a lot of people asking: What is it exactly?


China’s leadership is debating responses to the president-elect and his proposed get-tough trade policies.


Jack Abramoff, reinvented as a critic of the Washington lobbying industry, talks to CNBC about Donald Trump, ethics and “legalized bribery.”


House Speaker Paul Ryan said that “the answer here is not to ignore the problem to keep some failed legacy.”


Trump aide Kellyanne Conway tells CNBC the administration will work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


The White House sanctioned nine entities and individuals it believes were involved in alleged Russian interference in the election.