Politics & Government

5:40 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Members of Japan's farmers association protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks at a rally in Tokyo in March 2013.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.

If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.

At least, that's what the White House says.

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5:36 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

4:18 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

Author Interviews
3:15 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 7:06 am

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.

She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.

Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.

As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Transportation Woes the Subject of Statewide Public Hearings

The Zoo Interchange reconstruction is one huge project consuming the transportation budget.

The state is projecting a huge deficit, in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit.

Wisconsin’s transportation secretary is traveling the state, hearing residents’ ideas for tackling his department’s budget woes.

Secretary Mark Gottlieb held his first of nine public hearings last week in La Crosse. He’ll wrap up his tour in the Milwaukee area next month.

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