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  • The end of the Clinton-Bush era?

    Today's question: Is it over for the Clintons? What about the Bushes? Click here to read Monday's exchange. Good news for America: Clinton-Bush is over Point: Megan McArdle I positively cringed when someone told me that Bill Clinton was already...
  • Becerra's a bad choice for trade post

    Becerra's a bad choice for trade post
    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...
  • Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man

    Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man
    Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
  • 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...
  • Raul Alfonsin dies at 82; former president of Argentina

    Raul Alfonsin dies at 82; former president of Argentina
    Former Argentine President Raul Alfonsin, who was given credit for restoring democracy to his country after years of coups, dictators and "dirty war," died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 82. A human rights attorney before...
  • Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War

    Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War
    Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
  • Anne Wexler dies at 79; political power broker and influential Washington lobbyist

    Anne Wexler, a well-connected political power broker who founded the first major Washington lobbying firm to be led by a woman and who was considered one of the capital's most influential lobbyists, died Friday of cancer at her home in Washington. She was...
  • PASSINGS: Beryl W. Sprinkel, Richard Hamtok Pae

    Beryl W. Sprinkel Economic advisor to Reagan Beryl W. Sprinkel, 85, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration and who helped guide the administration's response to the October 1987 stock market crash,...
  • Robert Mosbacher dies at 82; Commerce secretary under President George H.W. Bush

    Robert Mosbacher dies at 82; Commerce secretary under President George H.W. Bush
    Robert Mosbacher, who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, and helped lay the foundation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died. He was 82. Mosbacher died Sunday in Houston after a...
  • Seal the deal on Colombian trade pact

    Seal the deal on Colombian trade pact
    The Colombia Free Trade Agreement is once again a political football in Washington. Almost as soon as Barack Obama won the election, it came into play. Now it is being punted, fumbled, spiked and maybe even hurled in a desperate Hail Mary pass to Congress...
  • Obama to Canada: Sorry

    Obama to Canada: Sorry
    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...