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Geithner Criticizes Currency Manipulation

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pressed emerging economies today to adopt flexible currency policies in order to prevent inflation, deflate asset bubbles, and advance global financial progress.Although he was careful not to mention China directly, Geithner's comments clearly addressed concern

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Preview Of Jobless Number Is Disappointing

Private-sector employment fell in September, according to a new report out this morning that augurs bad news for Friday's much-awaited official employment numbers -- the last release before Election Day.Markets have been looking to the monthly ADP National Employment Report as an early indicato

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Europe Seeks Stronger Yuan, Too

Europe pleaded with China on the second day of a Europe-China summit to let its currency rise, but China did not commit to any new currency action, according to a Bloomberg News report.China has limited the yuan's gains against the dollar to about 2 percent since the People's Bank of China loosen

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Enough Of Phelps' 'Emotional Terrorism'

In the late 1990s, Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church posted a news release to its site announcing plans to picket the funeral of my father, Dick Snider. My Dad was a Topeka newspaper columnist for many years, writing 750-word takes three days a week on politics and local characters past and pres

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Obama Awards Fallen Green Beret With Medal Of Honor

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller of the U.S. Army in the East Room today. Miller, the seventh service member to receive the accolades during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is being honored posthumously for saving the lives of his team and 15 Afghan soldi

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Obama Awards Fallen Green Beret With Medal Of Honor

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller of the U.S. Army in the East Room today. Miller, the seventh service member to receive the accolades during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is being honored posthumously for saving the lives of his team and 15 Afghan soldi

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Five Reasons Biden Keeps His Job (and Four Reasons Why He Might Not)

Will Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden on the 2012 Democratic ticket?"Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012," Bob Woodward told John King last night on CNN. "President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the [2008] pr

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

First Lady Thanks Volunteers As Prelude To Fundraising Trip

Michelle Obama thanked Organizing for America volunteers for their hard work for the president and urged them to keep knocking on doors to get people excited about the upcoming election.The first lady participated in a conference call with the group today as part of a warm-up before hitting the c

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Parliament Members Want ACTA Text

Some members of the European Parliament are demanding that the European Commission provide the final text - if talks have indeed concluded - on a proposed trade agreement aimed at increasing international cooperation in the fight to curb piracy and counterfeiting.

Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 4:18pm

Roy Barnes' Path To Victory in GA GOV

Welcome back to Hotline On Call's Path To Victory, where we look at some of the marquee races and how each side plans to win. This week, we're examining the Georgia governor's race between former Gov. Roy Barnes (D) and former Rep. Nathan Deal (R).

Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:50pm