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  • Obama defends Summers to skeptical Democrats Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    President Barack Obama pushed back against critics who complain that his former economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was not aggressive enough in seeking economic stimulus in 2009.

  • Gov't can track your phone without warrant: Court Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    A federal appeals court held that using a cellphone is "entirely voluntarily," so individuals who have them have forfeited the right to records showing where they have been used.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • What the GOP needs to do to defund Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz has outlined a plan to defund Obamacare going forward, but he needs Republicans to stand up and ban together to vote to withdraw financial support of the health-care law.

  • Senate confirms Comey as next FBI director Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:39 PM ET
    James Comey

    The Senate confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as the next director of the FBI, succeeding Robert Mueller.

  • More Americans say sequester hurts: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.

  • Summers as next Fed chief? Brace for swings Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    If Larry Summers is appointed as the next head of the Fed, markets that have been expecting the dovish Janet Yellen to be the next central bank chief could be jolted.

  • Obama's loyalty to Summers could be key to Fed job Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    President Obama and Larry Summers in file photo.

    Former White House insiders identify the key difference between Larry Summers and Janet Yellen in the jousting for the Fed chair job: The president knows and trusts Summers.

  • Obama likely won't announce Fed chair until fall Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 12:35 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    President Obama has not made a decision about who will lead the Federal Reserve when Chairman Ben Bernanke's term expires in January, a senior White House official said on Friday.

  • 'We fight on': NSA spying foe says after vote loss Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Rep. Justin Amash

    Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.

  • Senate passes bill on student-loan rates Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

  • Judge blocks lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    Protesters stand outside the Theodore Levin United States court house in opposition to the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy.

    A federal bankrutpcy judge ruled Wednesday that federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, staying challenges to the bankruptcy in state court.

  • Snowden to stay at Moscow airport for now: Lawyer Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consider his temporary asylum request, a lawyer said.

  • Two doctors' Rx to kill Obamacare: Run for Senate Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Capitol Building

    "As a physician, I understand in a real way the damage Obamacare will to do medicine in South Dakota and the entire country," one of the doctors said in announcing her candidacy.

  • President Barack Obama

    Months of partisan bickering in Washington have taken a toll on the political standing of every power center in the capital, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found.

  • Court tosses challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    Downtown Detroit

    A court hearing Wednesday over a legal skirmish between the city of Detroit and its pensioners and creditors has lawyers for all sides sailing in uncharted waters.

  • Dodd-Frank turns 3, but to-do list is still long Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    Three years after Dodd-Frank was passed, the alphabet soup of banking regulators collaborating to write some 400 new industry rules are just 39 percent done.

  • Senate to peek inside secretive bank commodity biz Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:38 PM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have become major merchants of metals and energy. Now a Senate panel is going to investigate whether this is dangerous for the American economy.

  • Barney Frank dismisses calls for splitting banks Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    Barney Frank, Financial Services Committee ranking member

    Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.

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