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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chrysler Llc
With final losses from the auto industry bailout near $15 billion, President Obama is using fuzzy math to claim that taxpayers lost no money on his administration's portion of the rescue program, analysts say.
The Obama campaign is counting on the auto-industry bailout to carry the president to a victory in Ohio, but it ultimately may hold little sway with voters across the state who are still out of work and struggling to stay solvent.
Leaving behind the string of presidential debates that have put his re-election bid in doubt, President Obama embarked Tuesday on a blitz of battleground states in the final two weeks of the campaign, promoting an economic plan for a second term and portraying Republican rival Mitt Romney as unpatriotic and unprepared to lead.
Democrats here clearly think they have a political winner in President Obama's decision to bail out the American auto industry, but numbers on the bailout's cost released this week suggest that the move could pose some political potholes for both presidential campaigns this fall.
Republicans tailing President Obama during his Colorado campaign swing Thursday responded with a blitz after he said wanted to do for manufacturing what he did for the automobile industry.
Facing a defection by its main partner in racing, Dodge has decided to pull out of its NASCAR sponsorship at the end of this season, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
A two-day rally that sent stocks soaring last week fizzled out Monday.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 35,000 last week, a figure that may have been distorted by seasonal factors.
Those who remember the Dodge Dart from the 1970s recall a briefcase-sized family compact that wasn't cool but got you where you needed to go on a budget. During last week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game broadcast, TV viewers were treated to a rebranding of the nostalgic Dart, replete with a cameo from NFL superstar Tom Brady and background music from hip-hop king Jay-Z.
A sobering economic snapshot intensified the presidential campaign on Friday as President Obama rolled through two vote-rich battleground states and Republican Mitt Romney fended off conservative complaints about his plan for winning.
President Obama's two-day bus tour headed to northern Ohio on Thursday, where he touted a new U.S. complaint with the World Trade Organization against China for imposing more than $3 billion in duties on American-produced automobiles.
President Obama's two-day bus tour headed to northern Ohio Thursday where he touted a new U.S. complaint with the World Trade Organization against China for imposing more than $3 billion in duties on American-produced automobiles.
From minicars to monster pickups, sales of new cars and trucks surged in June, and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
This week, Americans everywhere are celebrating the freedom we enjoy that began with an extraordinary revolution that brought independence to the United States and changed the world.
President Obama recently issued an edict exempting an estimated 800,000 to 1 million illegal aliens from the consequences of federal immigration law. Ostensibly, the blanket amnesty applies to those who arrived before the age of 16 and are younger than 30, who are in or graduated from high school or have served in the military, and who have not been convicted of a felony or multiple misdemeanors.