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  • Larry Summers: Economy wouldn't fix itself

     
    White House National Economic Council Chairman Lawrence Summers speaks at the Brookings Institution, March 13, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) by Frank James One of President Barack Obama's top economic advisors said Friday that there are...
  • Obama's letter-reading: 'Staying in touch'

     
    by Mark Silva Obama has mail. He gets e-mail from the closest of friends on that BlackBerry which he fought to preserve inside the bubble of the protected presidency. He also gets snail-mail, piles of it. "Every weekday,'' reports Ken......
  • Senator warns AIG workers: return money or we'll tax it

     
    by Frank James and Jim Puzzanghera Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned the recipients of the $165 million in controversial executive bonuses paid out at American International Group that they should voluntarily return the money or else face a new tax.......
  • Obama is really, really AIGry: senator

     
    by Peter Nicholas President Obama is letting it be known that, yes, he's awfully upset about the bonuses paid to employees of AIG, the insurance giant that received a federal bailout. U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) met privately with the......
  • Voters side with Democrats on issues

     
    by Mark Silva A pair of Democratic and Republican pollsters has found that Democrats hold an advantage over Republicans in the biggest political debates underway. A majority of voters surveyed side with the Democratic argument on taxes - by a......
  • Obama's First 100 Days: 'Most Difficult'

     
    by Mark Silva The challenge that President Barack Obama faces is not simply the greatest since the Great Depression, his vice president maintains - but the first 100 days of the Obama administration are simply the most difficult of any......
  • O'Bama: Shamrocks in Roosevelt Room

     
    by Mark Silva Among the ceremonial duties of the President of the United States: Receipt of a bowl of Shamrock from the Taoiseach of Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. So today, President Barack Obama - O'Bama for the day -......
  • Tom Daschle withdraws: 'Distraction'

     
    by Mark Silva Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader whom President Barack Obama had nominated for secretary of Health and Human Services, withdrew today amid growing criticism over his payment of more than $120,000 in taxes owed for a......
  • G.W. Bush: Obama 'deserves my silence'

     
    by Mark Silva Rush Limbaugh may want Barack Obama to fail. And Dick Cheney may say the new president has put the nation at greater risk with his approach to foreign policy. But former President George W. Bush, in his......
  • Michelle Obama: First gardener

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is digging the White House - or at last a patch of the lawn, where the first lady plans to plant a garden. The president's wife will turn a patch of dirt on the White......
  • House cracks down on AIG bonuses

     
    by James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......