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  • Democrats Try To Seize Initiative On Oil Spill

    Democrats Try To Seize Initiative On Oil Spill
    President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican...
  • BP CEO Telling Congress He's 'Devastated' By Spill

    BP CEO Telling Congress He's 'Devastated' By Spill
    A day after agreeing to a $20 billion victims' compensation fund, BP's chief executive is ready to tell Congress that he was "personally devastated" by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and understands the anger that Americans feel toward him...
  • Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill

    Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill
    Congress was given a chance to vent its frustrations. And BP's top executive, the target of the rage, did what he hoped to do - deflect the most probing questions and avoid any serious gaffes. While outrage filled the air, the much-awaited grilling of BP...
  • Lehman's fall probed by Congress

     
    by Frank James Richard Fuld, former chief executive officer of the extinct Lehman Brothers investment bank was on Capitol Hill today to answer questions about the demise of his firm and the huge pay packages he and other top......
  • Waxman kicks off climate debate

     
    By Jim Tankersley House Democratic leaders unveiled a sweeping plan to fight climate change and boost renewable energy this morning, including mandates for renewable electricity nationwide and a market-based system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
  • Biden touts the smart grid

     
    (Vice President Joe Biden speaks to soldiers at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri today. Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP) by Rebecca Cole Vice President Joe Biden today unveiled details for distributing more than $3.3 billion in stimulus......
  • 'Cash for clunkers:' Obama, Dems agree

     
    by Jim Tankersley President Obama and a group of key House Democrats claimed a small victory today in their campaign to agree on a massive energy and global-warming bill, but they left a meeting at the White House with critical......
  • Obama: 'Revitalizing' consumer safety

     
    by Mark Silva In naming a new chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission today, expanding the size of the commission and boosting its budget, President Barack Obama said protecting consumers will be "a top priority'' of his administration. The......
  • Obama: Healthcare reform 'urgent'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, calling on Congress to lay the "foundation" for an economic recovery, said today that reforms in energy policy and health care will be critical to that -- and he reiterated his call for healthcare......
  • House healthcare deal ready for panel

     
    by Mark Silva A hard-fought agreement over healthcare reform among House Democrats apparently will enable Rep. Henry Waxman's committee to vote on the deal today, before the House recesses for its summer break. The plan offers healthcare for nearly all......
  • House healthcare deal: September vote

     
    by Noam N. Levey and Janet Hook After weeks of factional debate that threatened to derail healthcare legislation, House Democrats reached a critical deal today that paved the way for the chamber to vote on a healthcare overhaul in September.......