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The White House on Wednesday said it is reasonable to claim future savings from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that already were winding down, saying that President Obama should get credit for "policy decisions" to end those conflicts.
A Democratic congressman from Illinois was among those arrested outside the White House on Tuesday as they demanded President Obama halt deportations, which have skyrocketed under his watch.
House Republicans want the White House to stop dragging its feet on a massive pipeline project that would reduce the nation's dependence on overseas oil and create thousands of jobs - all without drilling domestically.
Global markets recently fixated on the budget fight in Washington, but have remained mostly calm, in part because many investors think the Treasury Department will be able to avoid default for at least a week or two beyond the Aug. 2 "drop dead" deadline touted by the White House.
For all of the recent publicity about the Dodd-Frank legislation, one of its regulatory initiatives is seriously underreported; namely, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) hugely expensive plan to regulate not merely the kind of derivatives that brought down AIG but also the common, garden variety hedges used by energy users, farmers, home builders and others that pose no "systemic risk" to anyone.
Stock markets the world over are easy to spook, because that's where the money is. Sometimes it's because the traders, like foreigners everywhere, can't understand American political theater. The soap opera, like vaudeville, cowboy movies and the musical comedy, is an All-American contrivance.
If Americans who tuned in to President Obama's televised address Monday night were hoping for a breakthrough in the budget crisis, they were sorely disappointed.
Negotiators have been busy discussing the broad strokes of deficit reduction. As far as the public is aware, the talks have been about not just the shape of government but also its purpose and overall direction. That's high-minded stuff -- too high-minded.
The fundraising arms for Democratic and Republican members of Congress don't agree on much, except when it comes to all the big donations they've gotten over the years from jailed financier R. Allen Stanford.