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Obama sets stage for long-term reforms

Apr 30, 2009
President Obama says he's proud, but not satisfied about his first 100 days in office. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what to expect for the next 100 days and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

Rate cut expected for Bank of England

Mar 5, 2009
Economists are expecting the Bank of England to cut its interest rates by a half of a percent today, and will also likely announce its intention towards quantitative easing. Christopher Werth explains what that means for the bank.
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It's a good time to be a lobbyist

Feb 25, 2009
With the federal government rapidly increasing spending and getting more involved in the private sector, business for Washington lobbyists is booming. Ronni Radbill reports.

Are new ethics laws ethical enough?

Feb 4, 2009
President Obama's nomination of former Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle to his cabinet has some raising questions about Obama's new ethics rules. Tamara Keith explores the line dividing government officials and lobbyists.

Commerce nominee a 'stimulating' pick

Feb 3, 2009
President Obama is set to announce New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg as his choice for Commerce Secretary today. By choosing Gregg, Obama may be hoping to soften GOP resistance to his stimulus plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.



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