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  • 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...
  • Where have you gone, Otis Chandler?

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Miguel de la Madrid dies at 77; former president of Mexico

    Miguel de la Madrid dies at 77; former president of Mexico
    MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77. De la Madrid died Sunday...
  • 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...
  • Nasty turn in El Salvador

    Though tame perhaps by today's standards, El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was a brutal front in the Cold War that claimed 75,000 lives. The country was a frightening place where right-wing hit men assassinated the archbishop of San Salvador as he...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    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...