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The planet's most expensive prison: Guantanamo by the numbers

May 3, 2013
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison

Obama's digital director takes his talents to business world

May 3, 2013
Big data helped the President Obama's campaign team identify potential voters and get them to the polls. Now Teddy Goff, who was digital director of Obama's 2012 campaign, is taking his ideas to the business world.
Posted In: Obama, big data, social media, media

The economic stakes with Mexico: Immigration, trade, and security

May 2, 2013
President Obama heads to Mexico today to meet with that country's new President Enrique Peña Nieto. The two leaders will discuss immigration reform, trade, and economics.
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Obama

Meet the two new nominees for President Obama's economic team

May 2, 2013
The president has nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department, and Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative.
Posted In: Obama, Commerce Department, trade

Obama nominates former lobbyist, hall-of-famer Wheeler to head FCC

May 2, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.
Posted In: fcc, Obama, telecom

Obama budgets money to tug asteroids into orbit

Apr 11, 2013
Where does tech fit into President Obama's new budget proposal? One answer is the $17.7 billion set aside for the U.S. space program.
Posted In: NASA, space, Obama, federal budget

Obama, House Republicans move toward austerity

Apr 10, 2013
David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, federal budget, Obama

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

Apr 5, 2013
President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

NIH director welcomes BRAIN initiative

Apr 4, 2013
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins says government funding is the best way to support large scientific enterprises and fundamental health advances.
Posted In: brain, research, Science, Health, Obama

Quiz: How much will gas mileage standards save you?

Apr 2, 2013
If the Obama administration's fuel efficiency standards, which are set for 2025, were enforced today, how much less money would each American driver spend per year on gasoline?
Posted In: gas, gas mileage, Obama

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