Obama renews pressure on Congress to protect consumers from credit card practices

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.

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Gates tells lawmakers decisions to cut major weapons projects were ‘no brainers’

Gates: weapons projects cuts were ‘no brainers’

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday said his decisions to scrap multibillion-dollar defense projects, like a new White House helicopter, were “no brainers.”

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Court records: Couple convicted in Md. tourist killings talked of cannibalizing a victim

Couple in Md. tourist slaying talked cannibalism

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Pennsylvania woman convicted of killing and dismembering a tourist couple in a Maryland resort town claims her husband suggested eating one of the victims but she refused, according to a court document filed Wednesday.

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THE INFLUENCE GAME: Industry giants tell Congress they’ll take pollution limits _ for a price

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Firms exact climate price

WASHINGTON — Utilities, steelmakers and oil industry lobbyists have tried to ease the pain of President Barack Obama’s push to curb global warming, and they’ve gotten an early return on the millions of dollars they’ve spent influencing Congress.

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Obama to Congress: Pass credit card overhaul bill this month so I can sign it right away

Obama: Send me credit card legislation this month

WASHINGTON — Send me a bill that stops credit card companies from taking advantage of consumers, and do it by month’s end, President Barack Obama is demanding of Congress.

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Obama channels consumers’ rage, pushes Congress for credit card legislation

Obama makes push for credit card legislation

WASHINGTON — Putting himself on the side of fuming consumers, President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation by Memorial Day that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.

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Obama pick for FDA chief breezes through Senate confirmation hearing

FDA nominee pledges to revamp food safety

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to oversee food and drug safety pledged on Thursday to revamp protection of the nation’s food supply to help prevent future disease outbreaks.

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