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  • 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....
  • Leahy seeks truth panel for Bush years

     
    by Frank James Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called for a "truth and reconciliation commission" approach to uncovering alleged wrongdoing by the Bush Administration against targets of its war on terror. An excerpt...
  • Updating Schumer: On Wall Street bonuses, housing

     
    An addendum to set the record straight on some of our recent blogging on the subject of Chuck Schumer: 1. Last week, you may recall, Obama went off on Wall Street after a report from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli......
  • Obama: $800-billion 'time for action now'

     
    by Mark Silva After imploring Congress to act quickly on an economic stimulus for a nation that has lost 3.6 million jobs in its worsening recession, President Barack Obama today praised Senate leaders of both parties for reaching an accord......
  • RNC Chair Steele's fund use questioned

     
    by Frank James Several commenters have alluded to today's Washington Post report that federal agents interviewed the sister of Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee's new chairman, over allegations that he used his 2006 Senate campaign funds...
  • Tax cuts vs. government spending

     
    by Rebecca Cole With Congress embroiled in a debate over whether spending or tax cuts are a better strategy for creating jobs, a slight majority of Americans favor government funding over a direct infusion to corporate budgets or individual wallets......
  • Obama: 'Top man on the economy'

     
    by Mark Silva "The president's top man on the economy is the president,'' says Larry Summers, one of the president's top men on the economy, director of the National Economic Council. "These days, everybody thinks they're economists,'' President Barack...
  • LaHood: No 'boondoggles' in stimulus

     
    by Mark Silva Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation in the administration of President Barack Obama, insists that there won't be "any boondoggles'' in the spending of billions of dollars for public works envisioned in the economic stimulus bill that...
  • Jobs, stimulus spur living-room debate

     
    by Rebecca Cole Inside the Beltway this weekend, while Congress grappled with partisan politics in the reconciliation of House and Senate versions of President Barack Obama's stimulus package, thousands of his "Organizing for America" team met in much...
  • Obama's 'drug czar:' Kerlikowske?

     
    by Mark Silva The Obama administration has a new drug czar, according to the hometown police force of Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske. Kerlikowske's appointment as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which ABC News today says........
  • Obama 'at doorstep' of an economic plan

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, standing "at the doorstep'' of securing an expected $800-billion-plus economic stimulus from Congress, said today that the fate of the nation's staggering economy hangs on jobs that can be created with the plan....