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  • Lobbyists Court Potential Stars of House Panels Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    Representative Dave Camp (R - MI)

    Across Washington, lobbyists have been working behind the scenes now for months to prepare for the possible power shift after the November election. The NYT reports.

  • In Tax Cut Plan, Debate Over the Definition of Rich Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
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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.

  • Greenspan Calls for Repeal of All the Bush Tax Cuts Saturday, 7 Aug 2010 | 12:12 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Mr. Greenspan is wading into the most fierce economic policy debate in Washington — what to do with the tax cuts adopted, in large part because of his implicit backing, under President George W. Bush — with a position not only contrary to Republican orthodoxy, but decidedly to the left of President Obama.

  • Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    Online gambling

    With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, legislators are considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago, reports the New York Times.

  • Are America's Leaders From Top States? Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 4:45 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    The results don't reflect well on the home states of these leaders, regardless of their politics.

  • Fund Managers’ Profits Are Ripe for a New Tax Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:06 AM ET
    NY Governor David Paterson

    New York  lawmakers plan to enact a tax change that will treat much of the compensation earned by the fund managers who work in New York but live outside the state as ordinary income.

  • Giving In on Trading, Bankers Turn to Other Losses Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Bankers have all but given up on defeating one of the most contentious provisions in the financial regulation bill  and are now focusing on battles like heading off a prohibition on derivatives trading, the New York Times reports.

  • Recession Arbiters, Wary of Certifying an Upturn Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    A committee of economists, charged with determining the official turning points in the nation’s business cycles, certifies the beginnings and ends of recessions. But this time, the evidence is not so easy to decipher, The New York Times reports.

  • Next Big Issue? Social Security Pops Up Again Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Now that landmark legislation overhauling the health insurance system is about to become law, addressing Social Security’s solvency could well become the next big thing for President Obama and Congressional Democrats.

  • Clinton Blasts China for Internet Restrictions Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is criticizing China and other nations for restricting Internet access and erecting other electronic barriers to the free flow of information.

  • Falling Far Short of Reform Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 11:59 AM ET
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    Health care reform has always had two main goals. The first — insuring the uninsured — carries grand overtones of social justice. The second — making the health care system more efficient — can seem abstract, technocratic and a bit nerdy. The New York Times looks at what's missing.

  • Clinton Brushes off N.Korea Missile Launch Reports Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 10:48 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    The United States will continue working for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula regardless of reports that North Korea launched missiles on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

  • Former Democratic Fundraiser Sentenced to 24 Years Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 4:38 PM ET

    A federal judge has sentenced former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (shoo) to more than 24 years in prison for violating campaign finance laws.

  • Tony Fratto: Knocking Down the China Myth Friday, 29 May 2009 | 9:20 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    If there's one strategic communication goal Treasury Secretary Geithner should strive to achieve this weekend in China, it would be to strike down the myth that the U.S. is beholden to the Chinese because they buy our debt, writes Tony Fratto, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration.

  • Financial Industry Paid Millions to Obama Aide Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | 8:57 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.

  • Fratto: Regulatory Reform Redux: Be very afraid... Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 4:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Fratto: Clinton's Mis-Step In China Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    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 SpokesmanSecretary Clinton's unfortunate foray into economic policy in Beijing last week only served to highlight the weakness of her approach.

  • Fast Action to Tighten Financial Rules Planned Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Officials say they will make wide-ranging changes, including stricter federal rules for hedge funds, credit rating agencies and mortgage brokers, and greater oversight of the complex financial instruments that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Obama Presses for Quick Jolt to the Economy Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | 10:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in an Economic Stimulus meeting

    President Obama on Friday stepped squarely into the fractious effort in Congress to assemble an $825 billion economic recovery package, seeking to quell criticism from both parties and to retain leadership on an initiative that could define his term.

  • Former President Bush Gets Ready To Talk Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Laura Bush, George Bush and Condoleezza Rice

    Former President Bush may be kickin’ up his heels now that he’s back home in Texas – but he won’t be kickin’ back for long.