Politics Barack Obama

  • The last thing companies need is the president eyeballing their industry. But that’s just what happened to health care. Who’s next? And how do you protect your portfolio? Cramer has an answer.

  • Details of the government’s plan to convert its preferred shares to common shares in Citigroup have pushed stock futures sharply lower, with shares of Citi and other banks under pressure in pre-market trading.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on a health-care stock and explains how we can save housing.

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    Pledging "a new era of responsibility," President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan.

  • It was another down day on Wall Street as health-care stocks tanked amid worries that President Obama's budget will clamp industry profits.

  • float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1107500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Tony FrattoFormer White House SpokesmanCongress has been asked to do some very painful and unpopular things in the current crisis — like approving $700 billion financial rescue package — and they'll be asked to do more. And if members of Congress are asked to do something painful, your can be sure they'll find a way to share that pain.

  • Plus, Cramer talks insurers, health care and President Obama's Medicare changes.

  • New Home Sales hit a record low this morning, yet President Obama wants to make it tougher to buy a home. What is he thinking?

  • The original Obama plan to stabilize mortgages effectively left out the $4 trillion of loans, mostly sub-prime and ALT-A, that are in private securitizations rather than backed by Federal agencies. Of these borrowers, one million are already undergoing foreclosure and two million more have missed at least two monthly payments.

  • The Government put out its stress test guidelines yesterday and the market seemed to like the details.

  • General Motors is open to an alternative viability plan, said Ray Young, the company’s CFO ahead of meetings between executives and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers on Thursday.

  • Virginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan in the 1949 film "The Girl From Jones Beach."

    New Home Sales hit a record low this morning, yet President Obama wants to make it tougher to buy a home. What is he thinking?

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    President Barack Obama Thursday released an outline of his budget for fiscal year 2010 that begins Oct.1.

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    Tonight on CNBC we have an amazing documentary premiering called, “Newbos: The Rise of America’s New Black Overclass.” It is reported and hosted by my colleague and friend, Lee Hawkins of the Wall Street Journal and a contributor here at CNBC. The documentary is based on some of the reporting Lee has done for his forthcoming book of the same title.

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    The money in the Obama's stimulus bill is enough to pay for a tremendous expansion of efficiency efforts across the country. But as with other parts of the stimulus package, the efficiency plan is creating tension between spending the money quickly, to get rapid economic stimulus, and spending it well, to do the most good over the long run.

  • The President has a plan to dissolve the federal deficit within four years. Now it's up to us to plug our own personal deficits.

  • Stocks shot up after investors cheered remarks from President Obama that the budget sets aside more money for banks if necessary.

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    President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable, calling for stricter limits on the benefits of itemized deductions taken by the wealthiest households, the New York Times reports.

  • As President Obama prepared to deliver his budget for fiscal year 2010 on Thursday morning, political insiders discussed the pros and cons.

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    As expected, General Motors posted horrendous 4th quarter numbers this morning with the company losing $9.6 Billion. For all of 2008 GM lost $30.9 Billion making it one of the worst years ever for the auto maker.