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  • Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics

    Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics
    Paul Samuelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economics, the author of a landmark college textbook on the subject and a presidential advisor who helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 94. --------------------...
  • All the president-elect's men

    All the president-elect's men
    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...
  • State officials pan for gold in D.C.

    State officials pan for gold in D.C.
    Last month, a flock of Californians streamed through Washington's halls of power seeking federal money for the state's slumping economy, gridlocked transportation system and troubled schools. To their delight, they found a Democratic administration with a...
  • Obama: Bankers Have Duty To Taxpayers, Economy

    Obama: Bankers Have Duty To Taxpayers, Economy
    Even as another major bank announced it was repaying its bailout money, President Obama today told executives from the nation's largest financial institutions to return the taxpayer's largesse in an additional way -- increase lending to small businesses...
  • So what do Obama's aides drive?

     
    by Frank James Politico used President Barack Obama's crackdown on GM and Chrysler to take a look at the kind of cars senior members of the administration drive. They found a lot of "foreign" cars. An excerpt: A survey of......
  • Obama: Economy not 'out of woods yet'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who has spoken of seeing "glimmers of hope'' in the American economy, today plans to temper his optimism with a clear-eyed look at the challenges of rising unemployment and other problems still plaguing the......
  • Obama: 'Glimmers of hope' in economy

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, after meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and others today, suggested that the economy is starting to show some "glimmers of hope.'' The president had met with Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy...
  • Larry Summers: 'Free fall' ending

     
    by Mark Silva So Wells Fargo & Co., which collected $25 billion in bailout assistance from the federal government, turns in a record, $3 billion profit during the first quarter of the year. And the stock market rallies - the......
  • Harold & Kumar: White Castle to House

     
    By Rebecca Cole Now that his character on Fox's House has been killed off with a suicide, actor Kal Penn is moving on to a bigger house: the White House. Most widely known from his "Harold and Kumar" movies --......
  • Obama's Latin tour: Reengaging America

     
    by 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...
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'No czars in White House'

     
    by 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......
  • Larry Summers' cat-nap at credit talks

     
    by 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......