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Why seeking trade barriers just got a lot easier

Following President Obama's decision to impose tariffs against Chinese tires, U.S. industries now have a venue that has never previously been a viable option for them to seek protection from foreign competition. Here's why they'll be salivating.

A tale of two walks

One week ago, a discouraged-looking president trudged across the South Lawn to leave for a short vacation. Wednesday, he made the same short walk in reverse, this time looking like a man on a mission.

My question for Gibbs on Zeke Emanuel

Gibbs says health care decisions "shouldn't be made by the government -- by a government bureaucrat, just as they shouldn't be made by an insurance company bureaucrat."

The irony of Palin's knocks at Zeke Emanuel

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel came into the administration with fairly conservative, market-oriented ideas about how to reform health care that were not in line with President Obama's more liberal solutions. But now, Emanuel is being pegged as the author of Sarah Palin's "death panels."

New polls show continued slide for Obama

“The good news for President Barack Obama is that American voters still see him as better able to handle the economy and health care than Republicans in Congress. The bad news is his margins are shrinking,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.