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Obama wanted more bailout in budget

Apr 29, 2009
President Obama's budget is sitting before Congress and could pass sometime today. He got what he wanted in most ways, but missed getting more future bailout funds for banks. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn.

Can the GOP reshape its identity?

Apr 29, 2009
The Republican Party has been criticized for falling out of step with its voters. So faced with a future where it needs to realign with the public, how will the GOP decide to move forward? John Dimsdale reports.

Will budget cuts make a difference?

Apr 20, 2009
President Obama is ordering members of his cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget over the next 90 days. Will the cuts really make a difference? Jill Barshay reports.

Obama to address the road ahead

Apr 14, 2009
President Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today and will likely emphasize the financial crisis. He's expected to be hopeful and lay out plans for the housing and credit markets. Dan Grech gives us a preview.

Obama breaks war funding promise

Apr 10, 2009
The Obama administration sent an $83 billion war supplemental to Congress, going back on his word to only fund wars through the normal budgeting process. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about why.

Contractors fight for Defense budget

Apr 7, 2009
The debate surrounding the Defense Department's proposed budget change is being fueled by contractors who want to keep their jobs. Marketplace's Steve Henn tells Steve Chiotakis how many people some defense contracts would employ.

Lobbyists fight stimulus talk ban

Mar 27, 2009
The White House is forbidding registered lobbyists from talking to executive branch officials who decide how to spend stimulus funds. Lobbyists say this violates their rights and are planning a challenge. John Dimsdale reports.

Regulations target financial risk-takers

Mar 26, 2009
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is talking to Congress about new regulations aimed at financial risk-takers. Tamara Keith has the latest from Geithner, who is putting emphasis on regulation adaptability.

Geithner: Must take risks to fix crisis

Mar 23, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's plan to get bad assets off banks' books, and what signs he will look for to see economic recovery.
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Taxpayer anger threatens bailout plans

Mar 16, 2009
With taxpayer dollars on the line, anger over AIG is threatening government support for future bailouts. John Dimsdale reports on whether the federal government will have support to help anybody else.