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In Demand: Washington's Highest (and Lowest) Speaking Fees
Speaking engagements are a common way for people to drum up some extra income after long stints in public office or attempts to reach public office. But depending on how much they’re charging, and who’s paying, speaking fees often lead to intense public scrutiny and criticism for politicos looking
Tyra Banks' Futuristic Vision of Beauty
Tyra Banks has made a career of her good looks, but the mogul seems determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face. Writing today in the Wall Street Journal about The Future of Everything along with heavy-hitting specialists like Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Summers, Billy Beane and Taylor Swift,
Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Talks To ABC News’ David Muir
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells ABC's David Muir She's "Not Running for President" in 2016
Rand Paul Threatens To Stall Janet Yellen's Fed Chair Nomination
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is threatening to prevent Janet Yellen’s nomination to be Federal Reserve Chair unless the Senate votes on his bill to audit the Fed. “As part of Senate consideration of the Janet Yellen nomination to be Chair of the Federal Reserve, I...
What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration
Call it "Survivor: White House" edition. Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands for her resignation while a lesser-known national security aide got the boot for a series of snarky anonymous tweets. In fact, history has shown that
When Does Wall Street Cast Its Vote? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A GLIMMER OF A DEAL?: A House Republican leadership source says House GOP leaders are coalescing around a plan to provide a six-week extension of the debt limit – putting off the threat of default until early December and allowing...
Yellen's Confirmation Prospects Look Bright, Though Questions Linger For Republicans
Janet Yellen, the first woman to be nominated to lead the Federal Reserve, is receiving early praise from Democrats and is likely to face a far smoother Senate confirmation than Lawrence Summers, the man who was widely seen as President Obama’s top choice to lead...
5 Surprising Things About Janet Yellen
President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen today to take over as chair of the Federal Reserve, the first time a woman has been picked to head a major central bank anywhere in the world. Here are five things to know about Yellen, 67. 1. Finding...
The Shutdown's Warring Parties
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA — ‘STOP THE EXCUSES’: With the deadline to raise the debt ceiling looming, President Obama yesterday dug in, reiterating that he will not negotiate until Republicans agree to reopen the government and raise the nation’s borrowing authority ...