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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…

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…