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  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Post-midterms, back to gridlock as usual

    In the two weeks since President Barack Obama and top Republican congressional leaders vowed to seek common ground following GOP election victories, that goal has remained elusive. On issue after issue, the two sides are taking positions and...
  • Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff

    Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor. It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections. True, there...
  • President Obama says he'll announce immigration reform plan Thursday

    President Obama says he'll announce immigration reform plan Thursday
    President Obama appeared to be zeroing in Wednesday on a set of immigration policy changes that could protect 2.5 million to 4.9 million people from deportation, as he prepared to address the nation Thursday night to make his case for reform. The...
  • Some Senate Democrats balk at Obama's unilateral immigration approach

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic senators are uncomfortable with President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to make immigration reform, raising the possibility of open, bipartisan resistance to his plan. The senators, most from...
  • U.S. housing regulator to unveil mortgage fees framework in 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. housing finance regulator said on Wednesday his agency would unveil a new framework in early 2015 for how government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will set mortgage guarantee fees. The Federal Housing Finance...
  • House Republicans elect panel leaders

    (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday confirmed the committee heads whom party leaders selected for the two-year congressional session beginning in January. Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan was tapped to chair the...
  • Calvert's Roy says high-yield market offers 'some good gems'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Low default rates and slow U.S. growth mean that high-yield bonds remain an attractive investment area, Calvert Investment Management bond chief Cathy Roy said on Wednesday. "Within the sector you can find some good gems," said Roy,...
  • U.S. top trade official optimistic on fast-track power

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday he still hopes for bipartisan support in Congress on granting the White House the authority to fast track trade deals but added the timing was up to lawmakers. Congress has...
  • Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president

    Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president
    Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time — like two seconds — I could come up with some. She's an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her 2008 campaign...
  • Senate Republicans up in 2016: No shutdown over immigration

    The coming battle over immigration with the White House has Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2016 fearful of a possible shutdown showdown. Indeed, many refuse to even entertain the possibility. "There will be no shutdown," said Sen. Mark S....
  • U.S. voters view climate change at 'hyperlocal' level: Dem donor

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change resonates with voters more on a local than a national level, billionaire hedge fund trader turned Democratic fundraiser Tom Steyer said Wednesday, reflecting on the 2014 mid-term elections. Steyer made a splash ahead...