Is it government’s job to fix economy?

Is it government’s job to fix economy?

The economy needs to be fixed. On this, Democrats and Republicans agree. They part ways over how to do it and, specifically, what role the federal government should play. “Ultimately,” President Barack Obama tells Congress, “our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we can help.” His […]

Obama’s jobs bill headed for Hill

Obama’s jobs bill headed for Hill

A White House official says President Barack Obama will send Congress his new $447 billion jobs bill Monday and speak in the Rose Garden to call for swift passage. Obama is also preparing to travel the country to build public support for the package he unveiled last week. He’ll visit Ohio Tuesday and North Carolina […]

DNC launches Obama jobs ad blitz

DNC launches Obama jobs ad blitz

The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign in politically key states to try and rally the public behind President Barack Obama‘s new jobs plan and pressure a divided Congress to act. The television ads show portions of Obama’s speech to Congress last week promoting the $447 billion package of tax cuts and new […]

Rebuilt Pentagon remembers 9/11

Rebuilt Pentagon remembers 9/11

Memories of horror and heroism echoed Sunday across the west side of the Pentagon where, a decade ago, a hijacked airplane carrying 59 doomed passengers and crew and 36,200 pounds of jet fuel smashed into the fortress-like military headquarters, killing all aboard and 125 inside. At a ceremony attended by an estimated 1,600 people, including […]

Are U.S. citizens planning 9/11 terror attacks?

Are U.S. citizens planning 9/11 terror attacks?

Al-Qaida may have sent American terrorists or men carrying U.S. travel documents to launch an attack on Washington or New York to coincide with memorials marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, government officials say. One U.S. official says al-Qaida dispatched three men, at least two of whom could be U.S. citizens, to detonate a car […]

Obama pitches jobs plan

Obama pitches jobs plan

Wasting no time, President Barack Obama is pitching to the public his $447 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new spending after bluntly telling Congress to “stop the political circus” and fix the economy. But that doesn’t mean Republicans are buying. “The proposals the president outlined tonight merit consideration,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, […]