| May 10, 2010
With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down Gulf Coast beaches and...
| Jun 26, 2010
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend.
Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...
| Mar 29, 2009
The last time Barack Obama went to Europe, he was cheered by 200,000 rapturous Germans. This week, he faces a tougher audience.
Back then, before the economic crisis hit, Obama was the embodiment of Europe's hopes for America, a candidate who promised...
| Apr 1, 2009
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| Apr 1, 2009
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Changing into an elegant black-and-white Isabel Toledo dress from springy J.Crew pieces Wednesday in London, first lady Michelle Obama showcased her versatility and officially became one of the fab four of the political fashion world in the modern era--...
| Apr 3, 2009
This week, President Obama found out how much harder it is to sell economic stimulus packages in Europe than it is in Washington.
Obama went to the Group of 20 summit in London hoping to persuade leaders of the world's biggest economies to boost...
| Apr 5, 2009
GM and the G-20 dominated the editorial cartoon-versation this week, and not all of it was gee-whiz G-rated. Mike Lester's Barack brake-chucker broke me up. Steve Kelley kicked the tires, then tirelessly kicked the government's showroom-floor confidence...
| Apr 4, 2009
"They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
| Apr 8, 2009
Nationalizing U.S. banks might not make sense unless the federal personnel hired to run them could be paid well and shielded from political pressure in Washington, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said Tuesday.
"Who is going to run them?" Rubin...
| Apr 10, 2009
South Korea is close to finalizing what officials here call a hard-won free-trade agreement with the European Union that would do away with most tariffs on trade between the two entities.
Now Seoul is setting its sights on Washington, trying to rescue an...