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Obama Seeks Power to Consolidate Federal Agencies

President Barack Obama in San Francisco

By Ann Compton | @AnnCompton |Jan 13, 2012 9:00am |[I would think that he had this authority...He is the President! What do you think?] One year after first proposing consolidation of some overlapping government agencies, President Obama is finally ready to ask Congress for authority to take action. White House officials say the request will […]

Analysis: Obama seeks lift from Detroit auto jobs

American Motors Corporation 1961

>By John Crawley | Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:52pm EST | (Reuters) – A year ago, the Obama administration suffered from a post-bailout hangover and kept a low profile at the annual Detroit auto show with a smaller U.S. industry just beginning to pull out of its worst-ever downturn. But this year, the energized venue […]

Evangelical leaders back Santorum

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attends a campaign event at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina, January 14, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer

>By Deborah Charles | Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:37pm EST |[Perfect, keep-up the good work because it really doesn't matter to the Democrats, we have our man, our person, for the position - President Barack Obama!] COLUMBIA, South Carolina -(Reuters) – Influential evangelical Christian leaders endorsed Rick Santorum on Saturday for the Republican presidential nomination, in […]

Attorney General to speak on voting rights in South Carolina

Eric Holder

>By Jeremy Pelofsky | Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:52pm EST | WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver a speech on voting rights on Monday at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, a state where just weeks ago his Justice Department blocked a new voter identification law. Holder […]

Buffett to Republicans: if you pay, so will I

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett attends a news conference after the opening ceremony of Tungaloy Corp's new plant in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture November 21, 2011.  Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

>By Ben Berkowitz and David Lawder; Editing by Eric Walsh |Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:18pm EST | WASHINGTON/BOSTON – (Reuters) – Warren Buffett is willing to put his money where his mouth is, if only congressional Republicans would join him. The American billionaire investor, in the new issue of Time magazine, says he would donate […]

In strategic moves, Obama seeks to beat Republicans at own game

Obama on the Campaign Trail

>By Jeff Mason | Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43pm EST | WASHINGTON -(Reuters) – By proposing on Friday to merge multiple U.S. trade agencies, President Barack Obama sought to outmaneuver Republicans on one of their key talking points in the presidential race: making government smaller. It was the latest tactical move by the White House […]

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

Barack Obama WASHINGTON – (Reuters) President Barack Obama is the incumbent candidate. A Democrat, he grew up in Indonesia, studied at Columbia and Harvard universities, and served in the U.S. Senate before winning elections in 2008 to become the first Afro-American president. Before that, he was a lawyer, teacher and community organizer. Obama’s 2012 re-election […]

Barack Obama’s strategists find rich pickings as feuding Republicans attack Mitt Romney

>by Paul Harris in Columbia, South Carolina |guardian.co.uk |Saturday 14 January 2012 09.31 EST |Article history | The GOP frontrunner’s rivals portray him as a heartless financier. If Mitt Romney does win in South Carolina, the Democrats are ready to exploit that image The fierce fight for the Republican presidential nomination, which is likely to […]

Meet the Man Behind “Citizens United”: What Does the Ultra-Conservative Lawyer Have Planned Next?

Tree of Money

>By Viveca Novak |January 8, 2012|  The American Prospect|  James Bopp is already well into the next phase of his crusade to topple as many of the limits on the role of money in politics as can be done in one man’s lifetime. Wedged up against the Illinois border on the banks of the Wabash […]

Fear and Pellegrino on the campaign trail

Democratic Campaign 2008

By JOE SCARBOROUGH | 1/12/12 11:03 AM EST Updated: 1/12/12 3:34 PM EST | Iowa was dull. New Hampshire disappointing. South Carolina is destined to be a downer. And even my home state of Florida will do nothing to warm this political winter, which seems hopelessly gray. To state the obvious: 2008 this ain’t. Four […]

RNC Fails To Convince On President Obama’s “Failed Promises”

Just the Facts

>Political CorrectionMedia Matters | January 09, 2012 3:16 pm ET | [Just the Facts, and conservatives can't handle facts, the truth, it boggles their brain. They're so tuned-in to Right-wing media's lies and distorted facts that they tend to get confused when they hear true facts about major issues facing this country and their comfort […]

Obama tries to seize the mantle of small government from Republicans

The Hill

>By Amie Parnes – 01/13/12 11:41 AM ET | President Obama, looking to make the federal government “leaner, smarter and more consumer-friendly,” asked Congress Friday for the authority to merge six trade and commerce agencies as part of a broader effort to rebuild the government for a “21st century economy.” Speaking at the White House […]

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