• Obama presses for quicker action on bank rules Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    “Employers need certainty and the fact is employers aren’t seeing it,” Walker said in an interview on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”

  • Junkets! Lawmakers travel globe on lobbyists' tab Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    U.S. lawmakers are once again racing around the globe on privately financed tours—trips watchdog groups cite as evidence that congressional ethics reforms are unraveling.

  • Seattle campaign seeks $15 minimum wage Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • As Obama's vacation ends, a tough agenda begins Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    The president faces a post-vacation agenda that includes budget battles, health-care fights, and immigration disputes, and that was before Egypt descended into chaos.

  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

  • Not again! DC braces for new debt fight Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    It’s been awhile since Congress created a budget crisis, but this fall is ripe with opportunity for fiscal chaos.

  • Fed's Bullard sounds caution about low inflation Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that inflation continues to run on the low side, but it could be back.

  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.

  • Businesses claim Obamacare is forcing hour-cutting Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Luke Perfect, who works at a Subway franchise in Kennebunk, Maine, expects to have his hours cut because his employer says offering him health insurance under Obamacare's employer mandate is too expensive.

    Employers around the country say that they will be cutting workers' hours below 30 a week because they can't afford to offer the health insurance mandated by Obamacare.

  • Too early to lay out stimulus exit: Fed's Lockhart Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    US economic performance remains too mixed for Federal Reserve policymakers to lay out a detailed path for exiting the stimulus plan, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.

  • Don't be fooled by DC's quiet: Plenty is happening Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Larry Summers, professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

    Decisions made over the next few weeks will determine just how noisy the nation's capital will be when everyone is back in town in September.

  • Less than bubbly over Postal's alcohol delivery plan Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    If U.S. law is changed to allow the Post Office to deliver beer, wine and spirits, it could help the cash-strapped agency and drive alcohol sales. But other challenges linger.

  • Obama pledges greater transparency in surveillance Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House August 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

    Obama announced plans to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor.

  • President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House August 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

    The president's sharp comments at Friday's press conference previewed what is likely to be a tough period when Congress comes back in September.

  • Global popularity of US soars in the post-Iraq era Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    The U.S. and the German flags worn as capes during President Barack Obama's visit to Berlin in June.

    Favorable global sentiment toward the United States has returned to 2002 levels, matching generally warm, pro-American attitudes measured just prior to the Iraq War.

  • Is President Obama right about Greece? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama comforted the embattled Greek population by hinting that the austerity drive may be tempered with other ways of restoring the economy to health.

  • With tax returns, Spitzer sheds light on finances Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City.

    The details of Spitzer's previously opaque financial life were revealed in copies of his tax returns from the past two years provided to The New York Times on Wednesday.

  • Obama cancels Putin meeting amid Snowden spat Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama has canceled a planned meeting in Moscow with Russia's President Vladimir Putin—a diplomatic snub that follows tensions over NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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