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Obama’s protectionism problem

Less than two weeks into office, President Barack Obama faces a dilemma over protectionist provisions in a massive economic stimulus bill: Backing the measures…

Another nominee has a tax problem

Another of President Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees has run into tax problems.

This time it's former Sen. Tom Daschle, chosen to lead the…

Obama caters to big labor: Reverses Bush orders

President Barack Obama is playing to one of the Democratic Party's most reliable constituencies — organized labor — reversing a number of his predecessor's…

The Obama-Limbaugh war: Good or bad?

Rush Limbaugh isn't one of the most successful broadcasters in history because of his mild-mannered personality. The conservative talk-show host attracts 20 million listeners a week because he has a…

Bill Clinton cashed in with millions from foreigners

Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents…

Barack Obama’s public diplomacy

Faster than a command to "lock-and-load," President Obama this week swiftly deployed and targeted a powerful but little-used weapon that could be crucial to winning what America once called its…

Obama seeks help from GOP on economy

President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to hear from Republicans as he pushes for swift passage and bipartisan backing of his…

Obama continues to prove he’s not Bush

President Obama is not shy about breaking with the policies of his predecessor. He ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider whether California and 13 other states can mandate tough,…

Obama’s train ride to the future

Everyone will have her own way of thinking about the remarkable events centered on January 20, 2009. Some probably thought the over-sized bow on Aretha Franklin's hat was outrageously over…

As always, lobbyists find a loophole

President Barack Obama's ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesn't mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers won't be able to funnel money to pet projects.