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Michael Brenner: Asia Rises, America Fantasizes

Asia is on our mind. President Obama’s troubled sojourn highlighted the compelling truth that the road to the global future runs through Asia. For the United States, it will be a hazardous one — risky for America and risky for the world. There is no GPS available. So here are just a few guideposts that […]

Eric Cantor Clarifies Controversial Remarks

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office on Monday issued a follow-up comment to one made last week, saying that the congressman would serve as a roadblock to the Obama administration approach but not when it comes to issues of Middle East diplomacy. A spokesman for the likely soon-to-be House Majority Leader said that there […]

Eric Cantor Clarifies Controversial Remarks

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office on Monday issued a follow-up comment to one made last week, saying that the congressman would serve as a roadblock to the Obama administration approach but not when it comes to issues of Middle East diplomacy. A spokesman for the likely soon-to-be House Majority Leader said that there […]

Steven Chu: Building Clean Energy Partnerships With China and Japan

This week (November 14th-19th), I will be traveling to China and Japan to meet with government officials, business leaders and others to discuss the opportunities for partnership in clean energy — partnerships that are important to America’s economic competitiveness. China and Japan have made significant commitments to invest and develop the next generation of clean […]

Steven Chu: Building Clean Energy Partnerships With China and Japan

This week (November 14th-19th), I will be traveling to China and Japan to meet with government officials, business leaders and others to discuss the opportunities for partnership in clean energy — partnerships that are important to America’s economic competitiveness. China and Japan have made significant commitments to invest and develop the next generation of clean […]

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

MARION, Ala. — A white former state trooper pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest, a killing that inspired historic voting rights marches. James Bonard Fowler, 77, entered the plea of misdemeanor second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was scheduled to […]

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

MARION, Ala. — A white former state trooper pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest, a killing that inspired historic voting rights marches. James Bonard Fowler, 77, entered the plea of misdemeanor second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was scheduled to […]

Tea Party’s diverse agenda could be a problem

Tea Party’s diverse agenda could be a problem

South Carolina tea party activist Sunny O’Donovan plans to travel to Washington in January to personally witness the swearing-in of her new congressman, Jeff Duncan, who was elected with the backing of several tea party groups. On that day, O’Donovan will shift from being an enthusiastic supporter to an eager constituent with a long wish […]

Pelosi’s political purgatory

Pelosi’s political purgatory

The petite woman in regal purple edged her way behind a raucous mob of reporters awaiting the next speaker of the House, a brutal midterm election behind her and an unclear future ahead. Attuned for four years to the comings and goings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, few in the press klatch noticed — and […]

Banks face Congressional wrath over foreclosures

Banks face Congressional wrath over foreclosures

Banks under fire over their foreclosure practices face twin hearings in Congress this week, at which they will come under renewed pressure to find ways to keep borrowers in their homes. The hearings on Tuesday and Thursday will include the first appearances by executives from major lenders like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase since […]