Consumer czar Elizabeth Warren giving face time to industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elizabeth Warren has been on what looks like a diplomatic mission, meeting with some of the biggest names in the financial industry since becoming President Barack Obama’s chief adviser on consumer issues in late September. Read more

Bipartisanship elusive in post-election Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Polls show Americans want bipartisanship from the new balance of power in Washington, but so far there is little indication that President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans will work much together. Read more

Obama: eager to extend middle-class tax cuts

KOKOMO, Indiana (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for the wealthy, laying out his position before next week’s meeting on the issue with Republicans. Read more

Obama: eager to extend middle-class tax cuts

KOKOMO, Indiana (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for the wealthy, laying out his position before next week’s meeting on the issue with Republicans. Read the full story

Palin book sets out her "commonsense" platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If seeing Sarah Palin as a cable television pundit and a reality show star has Americans wondering who she is, her new book makes her case that she is not just a celebrity but a politician — one with what clearly sounds like plans for a White House run. Read the […]

Obama to speak to South Korea’s Lee after attack

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will speak to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak after an artillery attack by the North on a South Korean island, White House spokesman Bill Burton said on Tuesday. Read the full story