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Politics George W. Bush

  • President Barack Obama

    The deal calls for jobless aid and tax breaks, but it is unclear how much leverage the White House has, the New York Times reports.

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    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

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    I recently sat down with George W. Bush to discuss his new book, Decision Points. With the greatest respect to the former president, he and I disagreed on a number of issues, and let each other know about it.

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    As the question of extending the Bush tax cut remains up in the air, President George W. Bush defended the cuts on CNBC Monday, saying that they lead to job growth.

  • Warren Buffett

    Market commentators and Warren Buffett followers have been buzzing after seeing the Oracle of Omaha's op-ed piece featured in The New York Times. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    Former President George W. Bush told me in a CNBC interview today in Salt Lake City that the stock market was not a fair scorecard of his presidency.

  • Warren Buffett

    "Well, Uncle Sam, you delivered," Warren Buffett wrote in a letter published in the New York Times. "Just as there is a fog of war, there is a fog of panic — and, overall, your actions were remarkably effective. "

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    In his first one-on-one television interview since leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush talked about regrets, accomplishments and his legacy with NBC's Matt Lauer.

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    If Bush-era income tax cuts are extended and the deficit grows, the dollar could be further weakened — a prospect that worries U.S. allies and trading partners, the New York Times reports.

  • CNBC gives cutting-edge coverage of the 2010 midterm elections, with analysis that impacts people on both Wall Street and Main Street. Here is the latest analysis from reporters on the  front lines.

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    It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.

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    The outcome of five contests considered tossups will help determine if Democrats retain control of the Senate, according to the latest analysis of races by The New York Times, with Republicans trying to capture Democratic-held seats in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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    Trying to manage a terrorism threat in the middle of an election campaign, the Obama administration is walking a political and national security tightrope, says the New York Times. 

  • It is perhaps a measure of the volatility of American politics that a television comedy show was able to tap something deep among American voters, who turned out in the tens of thousands on Saturday to add their voices to a national political debate that some said had left them behind.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve is all but certain next week to begin a multibillion-dollar effort to coax the recovery along, but privately, Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman, worries that more is needed to turn the sluggish economy around and revive employment, reports the New York Times.

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    Details from former President George W. Bush's book are being leaked today. Drudge Report is running some bullet points from the book that reveals a man who relied heavily on his faith as commander in chief.

  • President Barack Obama

    The Obama stimulus bill cut taxes for 95 percent of working families, but few voters noticed, a troubling sign for Democrats, reports The New York Times.

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    As the political battle heats up, however, it has also veered into a more basic matter of fairness, whether a person who earns more than $200,000 a year should be taxed at rates similar to those who make $5 million, reports The New York Times.

  • Taxes

    For all of the political noise about tax policy, cuts, it is hard to make a convincing case that either cuts or hikes make much of a difference in economic growth or job creation. "I really don't think you can," says one economist.

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    Recent election results illustrate the old political adage: A good economy is no guarantee for election victory but a bad one more often than not brings defeat. The 2010 midterms will be no different.