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President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

Two months ago, across an assembly-room table in a factory in Jacksonville, Fla., President Barack Obama was talking to me about the problem of political capital. His efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy from the 2008 financial crisis were being hit from left, right and center. And yet, by his own …


No one wants to buy Richard Nixon's former 'Western White House'

After listing in August of 2015 for $75 million, the price of the magnificent California estate has already dropped by $6 million to $69 million.<p>Nixon was the historic San Clemente home's second owner, purchasing it in 1969 for $1.4 million, or about $9 million in 2016 dollars. Built in 1926, the …

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The Interview That Should End Donald Trump's Candidacy

(This essay is being jointly published with Salon.com at this link.)<p>Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president.<p>The interview was conducted by …

White House backs Treasury view that Russia's Putin is corrupt | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury official’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin is corrupt “best reflects the administration’s view,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing on Thursday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting to …