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  • Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine

    Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine
      WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory....
  • Papers offer peek into Hillary Clinton's failed healthcare initiative

    Papers offer peek into Hillary Clinton's failed healthcare initiative
    WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...
  • Newly released memos show Hillary Clinton's 1993 healthcare struggle

    Newly released memos show Hillary Clinton's 1993 healthcare struggle
    Newly released memos from Bill Clinton’s White House years sketch a portrait of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s troubled attempt to win support for the administration’s healthcare plan — showing her deeply steeped in the...
  • Arizona measure shows Republican aim to keep focus on jobs, economy

    Arizona measure shows Republican aim to keep focus on jobs, economy
    In its swiftness and brute force, Republican opposition to the Arizona measure that would have bolstered the right to deny services to gays sent one message to GOP Gov. Jan Brewer: Veto it. And it sent another to everyone else in the Republican Party:...
  • Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue

    Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus. In...
  • Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul

    Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax code Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay. The plan would also lower top rates...
  • Dim prospects for House Republican plan to overhaul tax code

    Dim prospects for House Republican plan to overhaul tax code
    WASHINGTON -- A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25% for most...
  • Biden enjoying the spotlight amid buzz over 2016 presidential run

    Biden enjoying the spotlight amid buzz over 2016 presidential run
    WASHINGTON – Joe Biden, as he himself put it Tuesday, is as likely to run for president in 2016 is he is not to. But one thing seems clear of late: He's not averse to the attention that a possible third bid for the White House brings on him. In a...
  • Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full

    Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full
    WASHINGTON -- Fannie Mae posted its eighth straight profitable quarter in the final three months of last year and will send the federal government $7.2 billion, pushing its total dividend payments above the cost of the 2008 bailout for the first time, the...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters
    As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...