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US-China talks will include currency issues

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Administration officials say they will urge the Chinese to continue allowing their currency to rise in value against the dollar and to avoid raising protectionist trade barriers amid the global economic crisis.

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Rush Limbaugh endorses Clinton for Obama's cabinet

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Rush Limbaugh has seldom been a fan of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. But the conservative radio pundit has given his blessing to her selection as the next secretary of state.

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Obama still looks to 16-month pullout

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Barack Obama says the U.S.-Iraq security agreement approved by Iraq's parliament puts the U.S. on a "glide path" toward reducing forces there.

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Bill Clinton praises wife's nomination

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Former President Bill Clinton says he's thankful that Barack Obama has chosen his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, to be his secretary of state.

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New York Fed launches search for new president

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be Treasury secretary, will soon step down from his current post as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Fed's emergency loan program increases activity

Posted: 11/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve boosted its lending to commercial banks and investment firms over the past week, indicating that a severe credit crisis was still squeezing the financial system.

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Obama adviser once critical of Clinton is back

Posted: 11/28/2008 - A former adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign who once called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a "monster" is now working on the transition team for the agency that Clinton may lead.

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US urges an end to airport takeovers in Thailand

Posted: 11/28/2008 - The United States says it is "deeply concerned" about thousands of protesters who have occupied Thailand's airports in an anti-government campaign that marks the country's worst political crisis in decades.

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Plan for US diplomats in Iran shelved: Rice

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says a decision on whether to send U.S. diplomats to Iran for the first time in three decades will be left to President-elect Barack Obama's administration.

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Rice says Iraqi vote won't necessarily stall pact

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says an Iraqi proposal to hold a national referendum next year on a U.S.-Iraqi security agreement does not necessarily mean the pact will be put off.

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Obama rounds out economic team

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker will head a new White House panel to guide President-elect Barack Obama as he tries to create jobs and bring stability to the nation's economy.

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Dingell hospitalized in Washington

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving current member of Congress, has been admitted to a Washington-area hospital after feeling ill.

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Obama meets with governors on economic crisis

Posted: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with the nation's governors in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss how the economic crisis is crimping states and their budgets.

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Brennan out of running for top intel post

Posted: 11/25/2008 - John Brennan, President-elect Barack Obama's top adviser on intelligence, has taken his name out of the running for any intelligence position in the new administration.

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Soldiers cheer president at Fort Campbell

Posted: 11/25/2008 - President George W. Bush told soldiers at Fort Campbell that the war in Iraq was not over and they would eventually return home in victory.

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Obama names Orszag as budget chief

Posted: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Peter Orszag as his director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Booking agent in Spitzer case gets probation

Posted: 11/25/2008 - A woman accused of helping arrange trysts between pricey escorts and their customers has been sentenced to one year of probation for her role in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer to step down as New York's governor.

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