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Latest Barack Obama Items
The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it intends to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind farms, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atlantic Coast states by the end of the year.
Russia sees the planned U.S. missile defense system as a potential threat to its nuclear forces and may review its participation in a landmark nuclear arms treaty, officials said Monday.
President Obama on Monday said the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July.
In the past decade, millions have come to depend on the seeming magic of the global positioning system (GPS) to guide them to their destination. The navigational gadgets in cars, cell phones and other hand-held devices can even be a lifesaver. Now the system may be undermined by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision last month to allow a well-connected company to exploit a slice of the airwaves in a way that potentially blocks GPS signals.
After two years of vociferous conflict over health care and financial regulations, President Obama and the nation's top business lobby — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — have entered into something of a detente.
Like ordinary folks, presidents of the United States are known by the company they keep. It is a test of their character. Often it shapes their policies. In the case of Barack Obama, it may blight his legacy and our nation's security interests. Until now, among the most egregious examples of the problem were the "friends of Bill" who played prominent roles in William Jefferson Clinton's presidency. Those folks included a mix of unsavory political operatives, Chinese agents and convicted felons. Their overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom, legally challenged fundraising and 11th-hour pardons raised serious questions not just about President Clinton's ethics, but about his judgment.
Arianna Huffington has sold her Huffington Post to AOL for a tidy $315 million. Now all she has to do is start paying her bloggers.
President Obama on Monday offered an olive branch — and a lecture — to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying they can find common ground on expanding trade and cutting regulations, but also telling top business leaders that they have to "get in the game" by investing sidelined cash and hiring workers.
One week after he called on lawmakers to close tax-code loopholes that benefit specific industries, President Obama proposed one of his own — a tax break aimed at spurring the development of energy-efficient commercial buildings.