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Bailout bill passes, Bush signs

Bloated with pork, the massive $700 billion bailout bill passed the House Friday and President Bush immediately signed the legislation into law, turning to…

When all else fails, try bribery

On Capitol Hill, they call it "sweetening the pot." Out in the real world, it's called bribery.

Whatever you call it, proponents of the $700…

The failure heard ’round the world

America's rudderless ships of state sailed themselves onto the shoals of shallow governance Monday. The wreckage was a failure heard -- and felt -- 'round the world.

The House of…

The least bad alternative

The 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats who voted down the $700 billion bailout of the credit markets also succeeded in wiping out $1.2 trillion in shareholder value on U.S. markets…

Bush, Congress go back to drawing board

Top congressional and White House officials, stunned when the House rejected a massive rescue plan for the nation's economy, scrambled to structure a new…

House votes down financial rescue plan

The House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders…

Tactics change in Stevens trial

Federal prosecutors changed their plans and said they would not put their star witness on the stand Monday in the corruption case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

Instead, the Justice Department…

Congress set to vote on bailout

US lawmakers agreed a 700-billion-dollar bailout for debt-stricken Wall Street banks and sent the legislation aiming to stem the US financial crisis for Congress…

Is a deal near on Wall Street bailout?

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and leading lawmakers early Sunday reported "great progress toward" reaching an unprecedented 700-billion-dollar Wall Street bailout plan before markets…

More proof we need a real leader

So, folks, here we are on the brink of financial disaster caused by incredible mismanagement from the titans of Wall Street. What do we get from the titans of Washington?

We…