| Jan 30, 2007
FORD MOTOR CO.'s announcement last week that it lost a record $12.75 billion in 2006 will tempt the new Democratic Congress to come to the rescue of Detroit's Big Three automakers. General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are also expected to announce SUV-sized...
| Jan 13, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Washington on Monday to begin work on one of the most vital yet challenging of U.S. relationships.
As a symbol of the ties between the two nations, incoming U.S. presidents...
| Dec 19, 2008
Given the Bush administration's propensity to ignore science and reason in pushing its anti-environment agenda, it was both surprising and refreshing to see the U.S. Commerce Department hew to the rules when it rebuffed the proposed Foothill South toll...
| Feb 18, 2009
On Thursday, two days after triumphantly signing an economic stimulus measure that he had fought for nearly since taking office, President Obama will go to Ottawa to apologize for it.
As is traditional for U.S. presidents, Obama will make his first...
| Apr 12, 2009
When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
| Sep 23, 2008
Federal officials hoping for decorum laid down the rules at the outset of Monday's public hearing on whether to build a toll road through a state park: no booing, no cheering.
The public's response: Boos and cheers reminiscent of February's raucous...
| Jan 20, 2009
Few moments in our modern political history have been as eagerly anticipated as today's inauguration. After eight increasingly dispiriting years, the Bush administration at last exits the stage, to be succeeded by Barack Obama and the impressive Cabinet...
| Oct 1, 2008
Today's question: Do presidential politics help or hurt election-year economic policy? Did McCain's campaign "suspension" have any effect? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated Obama's and McCain's economic plans and the state of the U.S. financial...
| Dec 5, 2008
Deep down, we had hoped Barack Obama was fibbing when he bashed the North American Free Trade Agreement on the campaign trail. After all, his senior economic policy advisor had, according to a leaked memo, assured Canadian officials that the talk was...
| Mar 13, 2008
Today, Cannick and Perlstein discuss the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party. Previously, they weighed the causes of the party's apparent national strength, assessed the compatibility of progressive politics and traditional religious values,...
| Apr 24, 2007
Your recent support of a bill to ban real estate transfer fees is just the latest example of the Times' editorial board siding with the business community and against the public's interest.
Supporting the bill is the California Association of Realtors....
| Apr 30, 2009
Consumer spending rebounded somewhat, but the economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year, reflecting sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years.
The 30 percent drop in exports,...