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  • WASHINGTON— If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. China is the largest economy negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 16 countries that include the 10 members of the Association of...

  • WASHINGTON— If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. China is the largest economy negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 16 countries that include the 10 members of the Association of...

  • Obama: Amtrak derailment "a tragedy that touches us all" Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Northeast Regional carrying 238 passengers and five crew members derailed in Philadelphia shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. From Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, this is a tragedy that touches us all. " White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama called Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Pennsylvania Gov.

  • Blog site Tumblr launches anti-bullying support campaign Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Actress Elizabeth Banks, singer Jordin Sparks and Vice President Joe Biden are among those helping Tumblr establish a safe place from bullies online. "Bullying, coming out, being depressed: for our users, they're really intertwined," said Liba Rubenstein, Tumblr's director of outreach, causes, politics and advocacy. She said the story of transgender...

  • US Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that's a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama's fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue. Despite intense lobbying by Obama, every Democratic senator except one, Delaware's Tom Carper, voted on Tuesday against moving forward on the...

  • Why this Democrat opposes Obama's trade deal Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not include a provision that would prevent currency manipulation, Democratic economist Jared Bernstein tells CNBC.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • MUNICH, Feb 7- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic...

  • Real beneficiaries of 529 tax? The debate is on Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    President Obama's proposed tax on 529 college savings accounts is stirring up debate about whether it would help or hurt the middle class.

  • Pay raise or pink slip? The min. wage divide Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant on May 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Millions of workers just got a pay raise, but there's a gulf between those who think wage policies will help or hurt the economy.

  • OMISALJ, Croatia, Dec 10- Spurred by the demise of Russia's South Stream gas pipeline project, Croatia has revived a decade-old idea of building a liquefied natural gas import terminal at the deepwater oil port of Omisalj on the island of Krk. But the Ukraine crisis and the collapse of South Stream have refocused minds in central and eastern European nations on...

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Midterms changed few minds: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 30, 2014, in Washington.

    A NBC-Wall Street Journal survey showed that just 25 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, same as in June.

  • Hot politician? Depends on your party bias Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

    Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.

  • Joe Biden's foul-mouthed joke draws laughs at Harvard

    Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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    Vice President Joe Biden tells Harvard students his job can be a "b****."

  • Obama pledges to support new Iraqi government Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama pledged to support Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and newly nominated prime minister-designate Haider Abadi.

  • White House: New US, Europe sanctions on Russia Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine at the White House in Washington, on March 17, 2014.

    The U.S. will join the European Union this week in slapping new economic sanctions on Russia for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.

  • Experts brace for harsh—but brief—Street reaction Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza could lead to a bigger stock market pullback but the impact could be temporary.