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The Swampby James Oliphant Heeding a call from President Obama and riding a wave of populist anger, the Senate today overwhelmingly passed a sweeping bill that promises to transform the relationship between consumers and their credit-card companies. The bill,...
Tags: Missouri, Barack Obama, Government, Consumers, Parliament
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, arguing that Wall Street created "a culture of irresponsibility,'' is calling on Congress today to create a new framework of federal financial regulation. "A culture of irresponsibility took root from Wall Street to...
Tags: CEO Pay, Heads of State, Barack Obama, Government, Human Body
The Swampby Mark Silva Calling this "a defining moment'' in the nation's history, President Barack Obama today framed the debate over healthcare reform as a matter of rebuilding a strong, competitive economy. "If we don't act,'' Obama says, "if we let......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated with transcript The White House has drawn no lines in the sand in its push for healthcare reform, a senior adviser to the president says, but congressional Republicans appear intent on using inaction as a......
The Swampby Daniela Altimari of the Hartford Courant Sen. Christopher Dodd has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. Dodd is scheduled to undergo surgery during the Senate's August recess and said he expects to be back at work after a "brief......
The SwampTelevision note: MSNBC will air a planned documentary, The Kennedy Brothers, at 9 pm EDT tonight, in addition to its already scheduled time of 7 pm Thursday as noted below. CNN's Larry King Live will devote its show at 9......
Tags: Joe Biden, Massachusetts, Florida, Tragedy (genre), Barack Obama
The Swampby Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, a scholar of the Great Depression who moved boldly last fall to prevent another economic catastrophe, will be nominated by President Obama to a second four-year term as......
The Swampby Mark Silva This, the White House makes clear, is not the goal line. With the Senate Finance Committee's passage of health-care legislation today, the fifth of five House and Senate committees with jurisdiction to adopt reforms having acted, the......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated After a week at "war'' with the FOX News Channel, the White House maintained today that it really isn't too concerned about what FOX says about the administration - and also gave new, high-level......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, citing a global competition for development of clean-energy alternatives to oil, insisted today that the United States must win that race and called on Congress to enact legislation also intended to curb climate...
The Swampby Mark Silva The word today is that two senior Democratic members of the Senate are on their way out at year's end: Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced his retirement on Tuesday, and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut......
Tags: Joe Biden, Roland Burris, North Dakota, Barack Obama, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva At least one of the turnovers in Democratic ranks this year is unlikely to upset the party's balance of power: With Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut announcing that he will retire after five terms, a popular potential......
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