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July 26, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush announced Wednesday the appointment of Richard Porter as a special assistant and executive secretary of his Domestic Policy Council. Porter has been deputy assistant secretary for policy review and analysis at the Treasury Department since February, 1989.
July 25, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday released new details on this year's presidential debates, offering a look at the rules that will shape President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney's upcoming rhetorical battles. The three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate will each last 90 minutes. The first, at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, will be partitioned into six 15-minute segments, each focusing on a different domestic policy issue to be set by an as-yet-to-be-announced moderator.
January 20, 2009 | David L. Ulin
I'm no policy wonk. But I'll admit to a certain thrill in reading "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President" (Basic Books: 666 pp., $24.95 paper), a policy casebook edited by New York City's former elected public advocate (and current Air America president) Mark Green and onetime Clinton White House staffer Michele Jolin.
May 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Wednesday named his acting AIDS advisor, Carol J. Thompson, as head of the Office of National AIDS Policy. Bush's first two AIDS advisors, Scott Evertz and Joseph O'Neill, are both male doctors who are openly gay. Thompson, a woman, is not a physician and is heterosexual. The appointments of Evertz and O'Neill to the job were applauded at the time by gay groups and AIDS activists.
September 12, 1987
From Paul Houston's write-up ("New Nixon Papers," Part I, Sept. 3), I get the impression that in order to evaluate the domestic affairs activities of the Nixon presidency our soon-to-be-published scholars and researchers rely exclusively on the papers of the President and his immediate associates. The article indicates that a number of these historians are now surprised to learn from these sources that there was major interest and significant accomplishment in the domestic field in that Administration.
February 16, 2013 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- Top finance officials of the Group of 20 largest economies sought Saturday to allay fears of a currency war, pledging not to target exchange rates to gain a competitive advantage in trade. But the joint statement, issued at the end of a G-20 meeting in Moscow, did not single out any country, essentially giving a pass to Japan to keep pursuing its economic policies despite a dramatic slide in the value of the yen since last November. Japan's new government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will meet with President Obama next week in Washington, had been talking down the yen and has pressed its central bank for more expansive monetary stimulus to break out of its deflationary trap and boost the nation's stagnant economy.
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