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Auto deal reached ‘in principle’

A government "car czar" with the power to force U.S. automakers into bankruptcy would dole out $15 billion in emergency loans to the failing industry under an emerging deal between…

Auto bailout plan includes a ‘car czar’

Congressional Democrats and the White House worked to resolve their last disputes Monday over terms of a $15 billion bailout for U.S. auto makers…

Capitol Hill Roundup: Shoulda given more…

The automotive industry must be kicking itself for being chintzy when it comes to campaign contributions to Capitol Hill lawmakers.

According to the…

Voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

In a year when national Republican fortunes took a turn for the worse, Louisiana delivered the GOP two seats in Congress in elections delayed by Hurricane Gustav.

Indicted Democratic…

Caroline Kennedy eyes Senate seat

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, is considering pursuing the New York Senate seat Hillary Clinton will vacate to become secretary…

Holder pick may embarrass Democrats

Attorney General designate Eric Holder's prominent role in Former President Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich probably won't derail his nomination but it will become an embarrassment…

Barack Obama calling…or not

When a man sounding remarkably like President-elect Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a crank call.

So Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hung up. But,…

The big three & Congress: dumb & dumber

What are we to think of the Big Three automakers plea to Congress (and each of us) for a $25 billion bailout, euphemistically known as a bridge loan or rescue…

Stevens’ defeat: End to tawdry era

Sen. Ted Stevens' election defeat marks the end of an era in which he held a commanding place in Alaska politics while wielding power…

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…