Politics and Government

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If the GOP presidential race came down to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman says he would go with Trump.


The international fallout from North Korea’s announcement of a “successful” hydrogen bomb test has already begun with world leaders slamming the development as a “grave threat” and “deeply worrying.”

Trump vs. Bush tax plan

Signs are emerging of a global backlash against Donald Trump and his luxury brand. Experts say his campaign rhetoric could be hurting his business.


To watch the documentary click here Because of the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms, removing a defective firearm from the market is deliberately difficult. The Remington class-action settlement — in which the company maintains the guns are safe — comes 44 years after the first lawsuit over the popular Model 700 …

Turkey downs Russian plane

Oil prices rise and bond yields inch lower after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane.

Brussels on lockdown

Julia Chatterley reports on the lockdown in Brussels.

Tax inversion implications

Eamon Javers takes a look at how the White House is reacting to the Pfizer-Allergan merger.


It’s been more than six years since Congress raised the federal minimum wage, while many states and some cities have taken the situation into their own hands and passed increases. As the presidential race heats up, most Republican candidates have gone on record to discuss why they do not think now is the time to …


After four years as Canada’s third party, the Liberals have clinched a sweeping majority with a new, young leader at its helm.
But with questions over his experience, family history and economic policies nipping at his heels, Justin Trudeau seems to have his work cut out for him.

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The first members of the massive baby boom generation began retiring four years ago. Tens of millions are right behind them, leaving politicians in Washington the unenviable task of finding money to shore up the two popular entitlement giants.

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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 …