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  • 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
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    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.

  • Caroline Kennedy Is Said to Withdraw Senate Bid Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:05 PM ET
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    Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration for the vacant Senate seat in New York, according to a person told of her decision, the New York Times reports.

  • Could Constitution Bar Clinton From Obama Cabinet? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senate Democrats were working Tuesday to put together legislation making it possible for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state despite a constitutional clause that some critics argue should bar her from joining the cabinet.

  • Obama: Tax Cuts, More Spending in Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 1:46 PM ET
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    President-elect Obama pledged quick work on an economic recovery plan to include tax cuts and increased federal spending.

  • Talks on Clinton as Secretary of State 'On Track' Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 4:47 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    A spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton says the New York senator is still in discussion over whether to accept the secretary of state's job, though the talks are "very much on track."

  • Clinton to Accept Secretary of State Job Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:05 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the position of secretary of state, the New York Times reports.

  • Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is on track to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state after Thanksgiving, CNBC's John Harwood confirmed Thursday.

  • Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 10:44 AM ET
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    The tensions and their increasingly public airing provide a revealing coda to the ill-fated McCain-Palin ticket, hinting at the mounting turmoil of a campaign that was described even by many Republicans as incoherent, negative and badly run.

  • Obama Campaign Spending Far Outpaces McCain Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Senator Barack Obama’s fund-raising juggernaut appears to have slowed dramatically from its record-shattering pace in September, raising $36 million in the first half of October, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.