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  • Rahm Emanuel's Freddie Mac profits

     
    by Bob Secter and Andrew Zajac Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding......
  • Britney Spears: Whip's (GOP) fundraiser

     
    by Mark Silva The president had Tony Bennett at his party's fundraiser last night, but a House Republican leader had Britney Spears for a draw. As the Huffington Post put it, "There was more than one whip at last night's......
  • Obama: Fundraiser, 'Genius... bum'

     
    by Mark Silva If there's one thing that President Barack Obama can do well, it's raise campaign cash - having raised more than $700 million, a runaway record, for his own campaign last year, and now turning his fundraising prowess......
  • Obama: Cheney's terrorism stance 'great ad for anti-American sentiment'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama has an answer for former Vice President Dick Cheney's contention that the new president has put the nation at greater risk with his plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and prohibit......
  • Obama should mimic Lincoln on bonuses

     
    by Frank James How does a president stop a nation from cutting off its nose to spite its face? That is the challenge now facing President Barack Obama as he tries to keep the populist rage against Wall Street, in......
  • Mexican border-drug crackdown launched

     
    by Josh Meyer The Obama administration this morning unveiled an ambitious multi-agency plan to help Mexico attack the growing trans-national problems created by powerful Mexican drug cartels, vowing to surge U.S. money, manpower and technology to the...
  • Obama, Simon Cowell: 'Bldg suspense'

     
    by Mark Silva Being president, Barack Obama says, is "a little like being on American Idol... "Except everybody is Simon Cowell.'' He said so last week, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight, the president's prime-time news conference at......
  • Obama's online town hall: 'Wisdom'

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons The president is answering a lot of questions about the economy these days. Today, he will answer them online - opening an Internet "town hall'' session from the White House - where President Barack......
  • GOP unveils budget to Dems' ridicule

     
    by Frank James House Republicans proudly introduced their alternative to President Barack Obama's $3.6 trillion budget today. And the Democrats laughed at it. The GOP lawmakers gamely called their budget plan "The Republican Road to Recovery." There may...
  • Barack Obama's TelePrompTer: Talk now

     
    by Mark Silva The increasingly popular tune in the songbook of the chorus of criticism for President Barack Obama thrives on a theme that the president cannot walk, talk or rule a nation without a TelePrompTer. One critical blog even......
  • Haley Barbour: Obama's 'spending spree'

     
    by Mark Silva Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, delivering the Republican response to the president's weekly address, said today that the $3.55-trillion federal budget which President Barack Obama is proposing "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows...