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  • Geography Is Dividing Democrats Over Energy Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
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    President Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign. But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards for automobiles he ordered with the stroke of a pen on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama’s Wounded Treasury Man Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Since Geithner is something of a wounded warrior from the tax non-payment controversy, Team Obama’s economic policy is shifting toward a Larry Summers power-center right now.

  • Busch: The Stimulating Pork Plan.... Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    I continue to be concerned over this effectiveness of this spending plan and the timing of the stimulus, says Andrew Busch.

  • Bowyer: I Was Wrong About Geithner Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:57 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    The last thing we need is another master of the universe who feels like the rules of the moral code do not apply to him, says Jerry Bowyer.

  • Busch: You Know Things Are Bad When.... Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    With rumors swirling over a nationalization of Citigroup and serious questions being raised about the Geithner nomination, the US is in for a tough weekend, says Andrew Busch.

  • Stimulus Package: GOP Upset As It Moves To House Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
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    The House hopes to vote next week on the $825 billion package sought by President Barack Obama to help the struggling economy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

  • Busch: A Modest Suggestion-Keep It In Perspective Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 10:20 AM ET

    Today is an historic day for the United States as we inaugurate our 44th president Barack Hussein Obama. To say that the world holds it's collective breath today is an understatement.

  • How Big-Government Is Obama? Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Obama has offered an $800 billion package, with plenty of infrastructure spending that alleges to create three million jobs. Nobody really believes infrastructure spending will end the recession or create permanent new jobs. However, it’s interesting just how much the Obama plan has changed since the election.

  • Who's To Blame For Failure Of Auto Bailout? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:37 AM ET
    Bailout Denied

    "Karnac the Magnificent" I am not. Heck, for weeks I've been predicting Congress would ultimately come up with a bailout for the Big 3. So after the Senate shot down the aid package last night, it's no wonder my wife said to me, "Gee Einstein, guess you were wrong about what would happen on Capitol Hill."

  • Auto Bailout: Republicans Tap Into Worry Among Americans Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 10:00 AM ET
    Big 3 Bailout

    You have to give it to the Senate Republicans. Senators Shelby, Corker, Ensign and their colleagues in the GOP have been loud and effective in slowing down, if not jeopardizing the $14 Billion auto bailout package.

  • An Alternative to Bailout Nation Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    At his news conference this morning, where he introduced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce-secretary designate, President-elect Obama refused to play his hand on the Detroit/GM bailout story. That tells me he’s aware that the country is getting fed up with the thought of bailout nation.

  • Chandler: No Clear Market Reaction to Obama Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse It is difficult to detect a clear market reaction to the US electoral results.  The US dollar is broadly firmer, but after yesterday's big setback, it seems largely technical in nature.

  • It's All Over But the T-Shirts Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • And So It Goes ... Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:19 PM ET

    While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • At McCain Headquarters -- Johnny Cash! Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 10:52 PM ET

    First we had Hank Williams, Jr. come out on stage at the McCain party and, frankly, give a great little unplugged concert. One song he sang was, "I Walk the Line," telling the audience that June Carter Cash was his godmother.

  • Time to Move to the Lawn Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    A huge cheer went up in the ballroom at McCain headquarters as former Lousiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Louisiana went for McCain.

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse As different as they look, the policies that either Barack Obama or John McCain will pursue are not all that different. Although this sounds like a rather dubious proposition, there is much merit to it.

  • McCain on CNBC: Curb Capital Gains Tax Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:14 PM ET
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    Republican presidential candidate John McCain says keeping taxes under control is key to economic revival, especially the capital gains tax.

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    Health care has returned as a central issue in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

  • Candidates Prepare for Final Debate Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:51 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Barack Obama and John McCain will both pursue the image of a strong leader in troublesome economic times as they meet Wednesday night for their third and final presidential debate.