The contraction of the American economy in Q4 has sparked a policy debate about who to blame, and it will likely carry into the upcoming battles over the sequesters and the budget. Alex Wagner, CNBC’s Eamon Javers and the NOW panel break down the underlying data and why Republican policies of austerity and brinkmanship led to the latest drop in GDP.
GOP spending cuts tanking the economy?
One week before voters head to the polls, Republicans are trying hard to show the race is within their grasp, even as polls and outside spending paint a very different story. Read More
While the CBO report could move a few Republicans off the immigration fence, don’t expect the most vocal critics to give up the drumbeat of “Amnesty!” any time soon. Read More