Politics Barack Obama

  • On a very important day for our country, I ask you to take your own oaths. Oaths that will serve to protect you, build you and bring us back as a whole to prosperity.

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    I've been standing on Constitution Avenue since about 4AM, thinking about what our new President will do for America's battered housing market once he moves into HIS new house. As I waded into the crowd, my first question to each reveler I stopped was: "What should President Obama do first?"

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    After eight years of W, the nation is simply thrilled that the government will finally work again. People are hopeful about Obama not because of his soaring rhetoric, but because it seems like he's approaching the job as a President rather than an autocrat.

  • No, Obama was not my choice. No, I don’t believe that he is at the present moment a centrist, though history may teach him to be. I’m proud because America showed that she really meant it when she said she want a color blind society.

  • Today is an historic day for the United States as we inaugurate our 44th president Barack Hussein Obama. To say that the world holds it's collective breath today is an understatement.

  • Thank you, President Bush. As you leave office, the polls may leave you somewhat disheartened and even a bit sad. AND - Thank you, President Obama. As you enter office, the polls must make you smile a bit, even though you hardly seem like the bragging type.

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    Where to begin on this auspicious day! First, the oddsmakers are out with what they expect to hear in Barack Obama's inaugural speech.

  • U.S. stock index futures failed to match the buoyant mood across the country Tuesday as concerns over the weakening economy remained despite the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

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    Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.

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    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing earnings from CSX, Johnson & Johnson, IBM and more.

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    Wall Street is keeping a watchful eye on the $825 billion economic recovery bill in Congress. Virtually everyone in this nation would be affected by it.

  • All eyes are on banks stocks this week after the Street learned that the Obama team plans to make changes to the TARP.

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    History shows the 100 days following inauguration can set the tone for an entire term and be a period of sweeping action.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the second part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the first part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

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    The Obama team signaled that TARP money is going to be used differently by the new administration.

  • Dateline NBC aired portions tonight (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw. Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months. The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad. This is the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • In the days leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the buzz is building about the inaugural balls. And what’s a party without a few cocktails?  Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the celebrations, along with their recipes.

    Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the inaugural celebrations, along with their recipes.

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    Turnover at the top, presents an unique opportunity and set of challenges for a new leader to deal with, and managing the transition is the first step to ensuring success in any executive role. Fortunately, there's one fairly high-profile transition going on right under our noses, with the new guy and his team set to finally take the reins on Tuesday.

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    Warren Buffett says "you couldn't have anybody better in charge" for the economy than Barack Obama, but warns "it's going to take time" before things get better.  In an interview with Tom Brokaw for Dateline NBC, Buffett says there's a lot of fear everywhere as the country faces "an economic Pearl Harbor .. something it hasn't faced since World War II."  Buffett predicts that Obama's plan for a massive stimulus program will help, but not right away.