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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, proposing a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency and an array of new regulatory powers for the Federal Reserve and others, faces an uphill fight in Congress over new mechanisms that the administration calls...
The Swampby Mark Silva Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who still has $250 million to "roll out'' for job creation, maintains that the Obama administration is "not looking at just a quick fix'' for the economy and allows that this is "the......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Today, on this day of a "distinctly American tradition,'' the president's tradtional weekly address arrives early. "As much as we all have to be thankful for,'' President Barack Obama says in his address today, "we also know......
The Swampby Don Lee In a positive jobs report before the holidays, the nation's unemployment rate eased to 10 percent in November, from 10.2 percent in October, and the number of workers on payrolls was essentially unchanged last month, the Labor......
The Swampby Mark Silva On the heels of the best employment report of the year -- albeit one with continuing job losses -- President Barack Obama says additional steps will be needed to help a reviving economy produce more new jobs......
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The Swampby Mark Silva As America's best writer once said of premature reports of his own death, the White House suggests that writing off health-care reform now would be "a tragic outcome.'' "It would be a tragic, tragic outcome,'' David Axelrod,......
The Swampby Don Lee The U.S. economy shed a larger-than-expected 85,000 jobs in December, a disappointing finish to a year that saw more than 4 million jobs disappear, according to a government report today. The unemployment rate last month held steady......
The Swampby Mark Silva and completed at 1:30 pm EST (and updated with a video Americans ought to see.) With one hand, President Barack Obama is reaching out to Republicans, inviting them to work with him. With the other hand, the......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama is atttempting to focus attention on an attack on the federal budget deficit. Republicans complain today that he is misfiring in the war on terrorism. With an annual budget deficit this year of $1.35......
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Suppose I'm a business — and what a handsome business I'd be! — that's interviewing people for a job opening. There are two finalists, one 27 years old, the other 52. They have similar qualifications, albeit the older candidate has more...
It's coming, and not by popular demand. The $1.2 trillion in U.S. government budget cuts, which both Republican and Democrat leaders say they detest, are arriving Friday, and analysts predict the so-called sequestration cuts will suck some of the wind...
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