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The Swampby Mark Silva During a four-day spree of diplomacy that started in Mexico on Thursday and returns President Barack Obama to Washington today, the new American president has attempted to stake productive new relationships on three fronts within a...
The Swampby Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel was "a big shot'' before President Barack Obama made him chief of staff - so notes the interviewer today. Emanuel, financially set after a stint on Wall Street, congressman from Illinois and architect of the......
The Swampby Mark Silva Listen, they are burning the midnight oil at the Treasury Department these days, what with billions of dollars going out the door to bail out the economy. And over at the White House, where Larry Summers serves......
The Swampby Rebecca Cole President Barack Obama today met with several banking executives to issue a warning that deceptive credit card marketing practices and the gouging of consumers through constant fee hikes will not be tolerated. Obama underscored the...
The Swampby Mark Silva Perhaps it's all the advice that Dick Cheney is giving the Obama administration lately. Perhaps it's the fact that Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative was talking today, with the CEOs of Coca Cola and Archer Daniels Midland......
The Swampby Mark Silva Karl Rove has had a few rough words for people in his time. But to Rove's ear, those jokes that comedienne Wanda Sykes made about radio's Rush Limbaugh the other night sounded over the top. Then again,......
Special to the TribuneWASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's preinaugural "honeymoon" could turn into a major headache. Unlike those preceding him in office, Obama is being forced into swift action on the economy with a financial crisis and the specter of recession...
Tags: Finance, Barack Obama, Health, Mortgages, Bill Clinton
Tribune reportersWASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday it was likely that former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris would be seated as the state's newest senator this week after a legal review of new paperwork regarding the Senate appointment....
Tags: Barack Obama, Ethics, Executive Branch, George Ryan, Elections
Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
Tags: Trade Agreements, Unions, State Budgets, FEMA, Trade Dispute
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Obama is meeting with his economic advisers to talk about an economy in need of change. Lawrence Summers, a Treasury secretary under President Clinton and one of those brought in by Obama, tells NBC's "Today" show it's...
WASHINGTON (AP) - For more than two weeks, the Obama transition Aides to the president-elect burst forth on the Sunday talk shows with a sense of urgency. They're calling on Congress to pass a massive two-year spending and tax-cutting recovery program....
President Obama's closest Advisers take to the Sunday morning talk shows to spread the message on his $825 billion dollar economic stimulus package designed to help heal the economy. Mister Obama met with his economic team Saturday and delivered the...
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