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Freedom, Justice and Love: China's Day in Court

Rebecca Novick | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

What Xu and others like him are doing is embracing Chinese nationalism in the context of fighting for civil liberties, rather than as a force to limit them. Chinese nationalism has expressed itself as a pact, however uneasy, between citizenry and government.

Obama To Nominate Baucus As Ambassador To China

Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate retiring Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to serve as amba...

Biden Urges Big Challenge

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Chinese visa applicants to "challenge their government" during a brief meeting at the U.S...

Obama Sets Big Trip As He Regroups Around the Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

So Obama, beset by other problems, is heading out to the Asia-Pacific again on a big trip in April. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, not nearly as identified with the Asia-Pacific Pivot as predecessor Tom Donilon, made the announcement in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University reaffirming the country's commitment to the Pivot.

U.S. Ambassador To China To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(Adds background and quotes) By Michael Martina BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, w...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Geithner: China 'Very, Very Aggressive' In Stealing U.S. Technology

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday that China is holding to its decades-old strategy to steal American intellectual property, in a p...

Obama Reportedly Considering Google CEO For Commerce Secretary

Businessweek | Hans Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama may look to the business community for his next secretary of Commerce with former Pfizer Inc. Chief Exe...

What Comes First, Innovation or the Consumer?

Katherine Warman Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine Warman Kern

Instead of advocating endorsing current practices through regulation and policy, the government should "disrupt ambiguity" with policies which encourage innovation that improves consumer trust.

Sanction Iceland, the World's Whaling Outlaw

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Obama administration deserves credit and our strong support for demanding an end to Iceland's brutal, outdated and illegal slaughter of the world's most magnificent animals.

A Fan's Notes (The Sequel)

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matt Farmer

Salazar and Locke should definitely take a page from the playbook of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. As the guy who once ran Chicago's schools, Duncan knows we're a nation of dummies.

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

My Tax Dollars Pay for This? U.S. Commerce Secretary Threatens India as Favor to Special Interest

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel B. Ravicher

How would you feel if a Chinese diplomat attempted to exert influence over an American court case involving a Chinese company's bogus attempt to shut ...

"There is No Planet B" And Other Things I Heard on Earth Day

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Much of the discussion on Earth Day in D.C. was about business and growth. Key quote: "I'm done with the false choice between the economy and the environment."

Sam Stein Joins The Table On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein joined the crew for the first hour of this morning's "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC. Along with debating...

China Currency Shift: Getting Worse More Slowly

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China devotes a huge share of its GDP to currency manipulation. Unfair advantages bring home the bacon.

Sheldon Whitehouse and 4 Other Superb "Out of the Box" Suggestions to Replace Justice Stevens

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.

Obama Administration Uses Lobbyist Memo to Say Outsourcing Creates Jobs

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Just before Commerce Secretary Gary Locke went on a high-profile trip to China with 24 business executives to advocate for making it easier to send ...

The Commerce Secretary From Boeing

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Former Washington governor Gary Locke has worked hard to minister to the needs of the hometown corporation. Since being appointed as commerce secretary, he has an even higher perch from which he can do so.

A Global Economic and Moral Imperative

Sec. Gary Locke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sec. Gary Locke

Fighting corruption is an economic necessity. It is also a moral imperative that needs to become a top legal priority around the world. There is no country on earth that is immune from this plague.

Inventing Green

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan A. Schein

The Patent Office's decision to fast-track 'green' technology patent applications could help revive one of the most fundamental aspects of American society -- our speed of innovation.

Three Reasons for Hope in Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.

The Business of Green at COP15

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Smith

With the Bright Green expo* and trade event starting on Saturday morning, commercial enterprises and dealmakers started their own negotiations today.

PolitiFact: Glenn Beck Wrong On Claim About Obama Cabinet

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck has seized on a claim circulating on the Internet to argue that the Obama administration has little understanding o...

How Obama Will Keep Michigan Blue in 2010

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

If the Republicans win the governorship here, the national media will trumpet that as an Important Trend. And a sign of the president's impending doom in 2012.