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Obama Dealmaking Look Like Politics as Usual
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama, being from Chicago, knows there are two basic ways to play foul in politics. One is to break the law. The other is to keep it legal, if shadily close to the line. It may not stink to high heaven, but it smells a little. In the 2008 campaign and after, Obama said he'd...
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Goldman's White House Connections Raise Eyebrows
WASHINGTON — While Goldman Sachs' lawyers negotiated with the Securities and Exchange Commission over potentially explosive civil fraud charges, Goldman's chief executive visited the White House at least four times. White House logs show that Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein traveled to Washington...
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Democrats Haunted by Corporate Ties
President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are promising a climactic clash with Wall Street, but there's a complication in their battle plan: The Democratic Party is closer to corporate America - and to Wall Street in particular - than many Democrats would care to admit. Former White House...
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Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party
Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his fellow Democratic members of the House of Representatives roar in celebration at the other end. It's 1 a.m. Less than two hours earlier, after a 14-...
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Deal Near for Guantanamo Closure, Trials: Report
WASHINGTON - The White House is nearing a bipartisan deal with US lawmakers to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by putting more detainees on trial before military commissions, a report said Friday. The prospective deal would allow military tribunals to try alleged September 11 plotters and other key...
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Conservatives Target Their Own Fringe
Taking aim at the movement's extremist elements
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Obama’s New Health Insurance Rate Authority: New Policy Or Just More Cynical Politics?
This morning, Obama released his new health care reform plan . It was a series a changes to the Senate health care bill. One was the addition of a new Health Insurance Rate Authority. It was an idea recently introduced by Dianne Feinstein . Can this new authority become law or is it just a cynical...
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Memo to American Left: 'We Have Let Obama Down'
When Obama came into office with a mandate for change, the left sat back and waited. Instead, we should have mobilised
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Obama's 'Transformational' Presidency? Nowhere in Sight
Obama's Chance to Be Next FDR or Reagan Fading Fast
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Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters
WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's liberal backers have a long list of grievances. The Guantanamo Bay prison is still open. Health care hasn't been transformed. And Wall Street banks are still paying huge bonuses. But they are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down...
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