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  • Struggling economy leaves Obama no grace period

    Struggling economy leaves Obama no grace period
    WASHINGTON — 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...
  • Rahm Emanuel accepts job as Obama's chief of staff

    Rahm Emanuel accepts job as Obama's chief of staff
    President-elect Barack Obama announced today that Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a hard-charging Democrat and good friend, has agreed to become his White House chief of staff. "I announce this appointment first because the Chief of Staff is central to the ability of...
  • Obama Wants Economic Stimulus Package Passed

    Obama Wants Economic Stimulus Package Passed
    With fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is shedding jobs even faster than expected, President-elect Obama said Friday that his top concern is passage of a multibillion-dollar stimulus package to create jobs. In his first press conference since...
  • Video: Stimulus propaganda from Team Obama

     
    Here's a YouTube press release from Obama, which a sarcastic observer might say argues that a Depression is a great thing, because it allows the Democrats to fulfill every spending dream they've ever had. The federal government is going to......
  • TARP funds: Passed by Senate (Updated)

     
    Obama econ aide Larry Summers, in a letter, promises $50 billion to $100 billion for foreclosure relief, and more accountability and oversight if Congress allows release of the second $350 billion tranch of the $700 billion in bailout funds.......
  • Robert Gibbs: 'Not going to speak about...'

     
    by Mark Silva Hand this to Robert Gibbs: He is new at the podium of the West Wing press briefing room. He was surprised to learn, today, that the press corps might want to hear a rundown of what President......
  • Obama: 'Heavy lift' on economic front

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning leaders of both parties of Congress to the White House for work on an economic stimulus that he hopes to win within a month. "I know that it is a heavy lift to......
  • Robert Gibbs: Mouth of the (White) House

     
    by Mark Silva updated at 2:35 pm EST His tie was baby blue, coordinated with the backdrop of a high-tech White House press briefing room. His demeanor was calm, coordinated with the tone of the new Obama White House. His......
  • Economist gives GOP anti-stimulus ammo

     
    by Frank James Former Reagan Administration economist Martin Feldstein has given congressional Republicans opposed to the $819 billion economic stimulus plan just passed by the House some effective ammunition today in an op-ed piece in the Washington...
  • Obama: Banking bonuses 'outrageous'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. President Barack Obama had one reaction to the story today about bonuses for banking executives benefiting from the $700-billion federal bailout already in progress. "Outrageous'' - that's the word from White House Press...
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Obama: 'Top man on the economy'

     
    by Mark Silva "The president's top man on the economy is the president,'' says Larry Summers, one of the president's top men on the economy, director of the National Economic Council. "These days, everybody thinks they're economists,'' President Barack...