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Obama could learn from LBJ

A quick learner can soak up a lot in four years in the U.S. Senate, but to master the way games are played and won in the sandboxes beneath the…

Bailout program due for overhaul

The Obama administration, seeking to deal with the political outrage over the handling of the government's $700 billion financial rescue program, plans to impose tough new standards on future payments…

Obama fed up with GOP

President Barack Obama looked comfortable enough at his first White House news conference, but he sounded like a man fed up with one thing: Republicans lecturing him about his $820…

Fact-checking Obama’s claims

At least Route 31 is a road to somewhere. President Barack Obama had it both ways when he promoted his stimulus plan in Indiana and later at a prime-time news…

Honeymoon? What honeymoon?

It is obvious that tens of millions of Americans thought naively that Barack Obama's election would usher in a new era of civility and bipartisanship, a chance for a divided…

Can Obama close the deal?

President Barack Obama faces a barrage of questions on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in…

Time for action, not talk

A combination of the calendar and perhaps unwarranted optimism provides our only good economic news: If this quarter is, as many economists predict, the worst of the recession, at least…

Panetta faces a though job

So far, so good for Leon Panetta in confirmation hearings before the Intelligence Committee of the United States Senate.

In the film "Traffic" actor Michael Douglas portrays an esteemed…

A 12-step program for Obama

The Bush administration dug a deep hole for our new president. In the best tradition of self-help programs, here are 12 steps to get back to where we once belonged.

The buck stops with Barack

Harry Truman is credited with saying it first and of putting it on his desk in the Oval Office. But it hasn't been heard around here for some time. In…