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  • Tom Daschle withdraws: 'Distraction'

     
    by Mark Silva Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader whom President Barack Obama had nominated for secretary of Health and Human Services, withdrew today amid growing criticism over his payment of more than $120,000 in taxes owed for a......
  • Gilli: The Great Evolver wants to stop deportations

     
    Kirsten Gillibrand certainly is evolving fast. A week ago, she was opposed to any sort of "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, opposed giving drivers licenses to illegals, favored making English the official language, favored tough sanctions on employers who...
  • Obama's five-day rule: Broken again

     
    by Rebecca Cole Hey, what about Obama's five-day rule? Congress today passed a bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, allocating an additional $32.8 billion in funding for the program over the next four and a half......
  • White House: 'Bottom of the fifth' inning

     
    by Mark Silva The president's got game. And, as the clock runs on the fate of the economic stimulus bill on Capitol Hill, the sports analogies rolling out of the Obama White House threaten to run into overtime. "The clock's......
  • McCain: 'Not a stimulus, a spending bill'

     
    by Mark Silva "We know the economy will recover. We just don't know exactly when." -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), on FOX News Channel's Hannity. This is the sort of economic talk that first got the Republican nominee for president......
  • Obama gives Gregg official Commerce nod

     
    by Frank James In another demonstration of his desire to set aside the partisanship that has for years defined Washington, President Barack Obama formally announced that Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire was his choice for Commerce Secretary....
  • Obama's chief performance officer quits

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Nancy Killefer, whom President Barack Obama had tapped to serve as the federal government's first Chief Performance Officer, has withdrawn her nomination as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. She had failed,....
  • Banks cutting air-fleet, Vegas junket

     
    by Mark Silva Two eye-catchers: Bank of America is selling "some of its corporate aircraft'' - scaling back the institution's fleet of nine - including "the Merrill Lynch helicopter.'' Wells Fargo, which has collected $25 billion in federal bailout...
  • Obama: Executive excess 'bad strategy'

     
    by Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons President Barack Obama this morning unveiled new restrictions on pay for executives at financial institutions receiving federal bailout money, slamming corporate leaders for "narrow self interest" in enriching...
  • Doodle for Google, Obama doodles

     
    by Mark Silva Everybody doodles. Everybody Googles. That's why Google is getting such a ride with its Doodle for Google contest, inviting schoolkids throughout the country to submit a doodle, with a 50-word essay, holding out the prize of displaying......
  • Tom Daschle should go: NYT

     
    by Frank James When a Democratic president wakes up to a New York Times editorial asking that the president's pick for a key cabinet post withdraw his nomination because of tax and other troubling issues, that's not a good start......