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I read "Decision Points" and it turns out that George W. Bush is the Edith Piaf of fiscal policy: He regrets nothing.

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Barack Obama's economy-oriented speaking spree continued on Tuesday, with a third speech planned for Wednesday. Tuesday's talk focused on eliminating federal budget waste and introducing new additions to his economic team.

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Did Nancy Pelosi's speech just before the House vote on the proposed bailout on Monday lead to the bill's demise? Let's hope our legislators aren't so susceptible that an 11th-hour speech would reverse their positions vis-à-vis a $700-billion measure. Here's a clip of the House speaker's comments on the floor.

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A congressional report has found that the Iraqi government will soon have a $79-billion surplus, thanks to the record price of oil. It's a figure that will surely raise eyebrows as the U.S. shells out an additional $48 billion for reconstruction, but the situation, like all things involving billions and bombs, is a lot more complicated.

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