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Obama to banks: Don’t talk about stress tests

The U.S. Treasury Department is asking banks not to mention the regulatory "stress tests" as part of their first-quarter earnings results, according to a source familiar with government discussions.

Barack Obama: Our national life skills coach

There he was, our president, on TV as usual, urging millions of Americans to refinance their homes by clicking on MakingHomeAffordable.gov. But wait! The first two hits on Google are…

Not really a new idea

It has been almost four decades since Spiro Agnew warned us to beware of "nattering nabobs of negativism" (an oratorical gem that proved to be a genuine Safire). Yet we…

Obama’s sensible approach to Turkey

President Obama's trip to Europe has been a success, especially in media and public relations terms. Including both the European Union and NATO dimensions…

Obama’s socialism is not the answer

You write columns, you get e-mails, and what some tell you is that capitalism is a failure, that people are suffering and what we need is Obama-style socialism -- virtually…

Obama’s first defense budget cuts deep

Defense Secretary Robert Gates presented the first proposed defense budget of President Barack Obama's new administration Monday and the proposals cut deep into traditional Pentagon weapons systems while proposing a…

Is Brack Obama now everybody’s CEO?

President Obama sent tongues wagging and Wall Street reeling with the announcement of his plan to revitalize the U.S. auto industry -- a plan that began with the ouster of…

Obama sees worldwide threat to economy, security

From terrorism to the economic meltdown, problems menacing the United States' security and economy also threaten an increasingly interconnected world, President Barack Obama said Saturday.

"In this new century,…

Would you buy a used car from Barack Obama?

Would you buy a used car from this man -- Barack Obama, that is?

Well, you may just have to if you buy a certified pre-owned one from General…

Obama screws the pooch on energy policy

Because Democrats abandoned a plan to use a Senate squelch-the-minority maneuver to pass a disastrous cap-and-trade carbon tax, the idea may be done for this year. But don't give thanks…