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  • Holder: Smooth sailing from Specter

     
    Arlen Specter, one of the prime obstacles to the confirmation of Eric Holder, announced today that he will support the nomination of Obama's AG -- making Judiciary Committee approval tomorrow a near certainty. Like Obama and most Democrats, Specter......
  • Barack Obama's Super Bowl party

     
    by Mark Silvaand updated with guest list. No passing up a chance like the Super Bowl. For a good bipartisan bowl of chips and dips. And a good shot at the biggest national television audience of the year: President Barack......
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Senate passes stimulus: 'A good start'

     
    by Janet Hook The Senate has voted 61-37 to pass an $838 billion tax-cut and spending bill to boost the economy. The measure now goes to conference with the House, which has passed a $819 billion version of the bill.......
  • Senate says deal, House says hold on

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon, and updated Senate leaders said today that negotiators have struck a deal on a final version of a sweeping economic recovery package. If true, the bill could be sent to the president for his......
  • Stimulus: Winners depend on what works

     
    We see a number of people trying to declare winners and losers from the stimulus agreement, an approach that has become a staple of what passes for journalism these days. It's kind of like having an opinion on A-Rod......
  • Staffers scramble to finish stimulus bill

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon Congressional staffers worked overnight putting the finishing touches on the sprawling compromise stimulus bill that Democrats hope can be passed and signed into law by President's Day. House and Senate Democratic...
  • Congress approves $787-B stimulus

     
    by Mark Silva A divided Congress has approved a $787-billion stimulus that President Barack Obama demanded as an essential boost for a stalled economy, with the Senate voting 60-38 tonight on a measure that earlier cleared the House by 246-183......
  • Obama's Denver signing; 'Good as any'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama will fly to Denver, the place where he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination last summer, to sign the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act'' into law on Tuesday. It's "as good'' a place "as any"......
  • Schwarzenegger: 'Team player' w Obama

     
    by Mark Silva Gov. Mark Sanford, Republican chief executive of South Carolina, says he won't be taking all of that federal stimulus money, complaining that, in a nation of $52 trillion of promises that aren't paid for, this is simply......
  • Unionizing battle heats up on Capitol Hill

     
    Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, following a news conference to announce the introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act and restoring American rights in the workplace. (AP Photo/Susan.......