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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:30:01 GMTPresident Obama’s bipartisan commission on reducing the national debt outlined a politically provocative and economically ambitious package.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:30:31 GMTHarry Reid won one big battle on Election Day, when he kept his seat, but more lie ahead.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:59:51 GMTA compromise agreement could ease conflict among the major world economies over trade, currency and monetary policies.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:00:01 GMTDespite a face-to-face meeting, President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea said Thursday that they had not yet reached a trade agreement.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:02 GMTThe Obama administration is emphasizing the idea that the United States will have forces in Afghanistan until at least the end of 2014, which is a change in tone.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:30:31 GMTStories that play off an incongruous caricature of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are immensely popular.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:20:30 GMTMr. Lipshutz had an important behind-the-scenes role in the Camp David peace accords.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:59:43 GMTSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Egyptian officials, trying to overcome an impasse.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:17:49 GMTPresident Obama said North Korea faces further isolation unless it gives up nuclear weapons.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:59:43 GMTAs President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea prepared for a face-to-face meeting, negotiators were working to resolve disputes over beef and autos.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:13:32 GMTDesigned to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:08:17 GMTPresident Obama and John A. Boehner, the House speaker in waiting, must bridge a gulf in background, temperament and philosophy as they try to work together.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:48:02 GMTDemocratic officials said the difficult decision to cut off campaign spending on Democrats whose races had slipped out of reach and then spend the money elsewhere ultimately saved 15 to 20 seats.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:40:21 GMTSome senior Republicans are trying to pressure Michael Steele not to seek re-election as chairman of the party.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:40:18 GMTMark Sanford, who confessed last year to having an affair with an Argentine woman, has grappled since to save his political career and earn the public’s forgiveness.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:01:12 GMTWith China leading the critics of American economic policy, officials acknowledge that President Obama is going to have a difficult time winning any kind of consensus strategy.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:56:09 GMTSpeaking in Indonesia, the president renewed his call for better relations between the United States and the Muslim world.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:20:26 GMTBeijing’s plan to invest $6.6 billion in Indonesia’s infrastructure intensifies China’s rivalry with the United States for the region’s affection.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:16:30 GMTThe case of a $30 charge for a “free” phone could change contracts that require disputes be settled via arbitration.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:19:01 GMTFederal officials are issuing more waivers to try to prevent some insurers and employers from dropping coverage.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:00:56 GMTNote to the incoming Republican majority in the House: Eliminating government programs that do not exist does not save money.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:21:14 GMTA program to identify immigrants with fingerprints collected by the police has confused many local officials.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:16:41 GMTThe federal government is beginning to crack down on company officials, hoping the threat of jail time can compel compliance.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:57:27 GMTThere was something jarring about suddenly seeing George W. Bush on screen again, and it wasn’t déjà vu.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:47:08 GMTWith the Bush tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31, the much-delayed debate on what to do about them finally begins next week in a lame-duck session.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:30:02 GMTRepresentative Steny H. Hoyer’s decision to run for minority whip might set up a battle with another high-profile leader, Representative James E. Clyburn.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:10:04 GMTMedical residency programs are seeking refunds of Social Security taxes.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:16:21 GMTThe repeal of the policy faces new uncertainties as time runs out for the Senate and objections remain among Republicans and the senior ranks of the military.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:09:45 GMTTwo new lawsuits are part of an effort to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:45:16 GMTThe Food and Drug Administration says manufacturers must do a better job of training operators, including issuance of warnings about high radiation.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:12:46 GMTAnalysts say that China has been cool to the idea of permanent membership on the U.N. Security Council for rival Asian powers.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:55:03 GMTHistorical forces have shaped the relationship between India and the United States; their leaders have played a role, too.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:36:33 GMTThe Indian public and news media have become exuberant Michelle Obama fans, in large part because of her dancing talent and hugs.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:28 GMTNew terms for Korean imports of autos and beef are sought to help its passage through Congress early next year.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 23:33:27 GMTWhen he was a top federal prosecutor, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey often exceeded guidelines on taxpayer-financed travel expenses, the Justice Department inspector general reported.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:01:09 GMTSecretary of State Susan Bysiewicz of Connecticut has been criticized for problems surrounding the tightly contested governor’s race in her state.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:33:36 GMTThe last undecided Senate race could be weird politics or it could be an indicator of the rise of the independent voter.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 02:53:05 GMTThe Minnesota Republican, a Tea Party favorite, is now supporting Jeb Hensarling of Texas for the No. 4 Republican job in the House.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:49:14 GMTA long fight still seemed possible after the first fraction of write-in ballots in the Alaska Senate race were tabulated.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:31:26 GMTJohn A. Boehner, the House speaker-to-be, pledged today that he would continue to fly commercial airlines to and from his home district in Ohio.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:26:52 GMTMore than 15 House Democrats have publicly raised concerns over Nancy Pelosi's hanging on as her party's minority leader.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:17:48 GMTThe relationships between age, parenthood and views on marijuana.