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Lieberman got off easy

Barack Obama perhaps didn't directly intervene to save Joe Lieberman's chairmanship but it certainly didn't hurt when the President-elect said he would be "happy" to have the Connecticut senator and…

Should Congress bail out the auto industry?

Senate Democrats took the first step toward bailing out the nation's crippled auto industry on Monday by proposing a $25 billion loan program, a plan that faces stiff political headwinds…

McCain, Obama pledge to work together

The bitter general election campaign behind them, President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are seeking common ground on a range of issues in…

Seeing red

The federal budget deficit has taken an alarming turn for the worse.

In October, the first month of the federal fiscal year, the government ran a record deficit of $237.2 billion,…

Sparks will fly in Congress this week

Expect plenty of fireworks when the U.S. Congress meets this week for a post-election session focused largely on the ailing U.S. economy.

With Barack Obama preparing to become the 44th U.S.…

Obama to Congress: Let’s get moving

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to get moving next week on an economic rescue plan that would extend jobless benefits among other actions. "If Congress does not pass an…

Obama vows broad review of government

Senior politicians, former ambassadors, top business leaders and lawyers will lead special teams into US government agencies to prepare the ground for Barack Obama's presidency, his office said. An army of…

Making it up as they go along

The $700 billion bailout was rushed through Congress as a way of pumping liquidity into the financial system by letting the Treasury buy up so-called toxic assets, the most troubled…

Everything new is old again

For all the change supposedly blowing into Washington in this election, the face of the new Congress, aside from having around two-dozen more Democrats, won't change all that much.

To be…

Sen. Ted Stevens guilty on all counts

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that threatened to end the 40-year career of Alaska's political…