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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…

One way to blow $630 billion

In congressional parlance, a continuing resolution is usually described as a stopgap funding measure allowing the government to continue functioning while Congress catches up on its required financial paperwork.

‘Quick action’ promised on bank bailout

Congress promised quick action on a plan to buy up toxic assets, such as bad mortgages, held by troubled banks and other institutions, hoping…

Charlie Rangel’s chickens come home to roost

The House Ways and Means Committee, which has the exclusive power to write our tax laws, is one of the most powerful committees in Congress and its chairman is, e…

Getting social on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mac Thornberry doesn't tweet on Twitter, or anywhere else probably.

But he recently sounded off on the right of other U.S. House members to post updates -- tweets -- up…

Congress can be hazardous to health

The 110th Congress is close to becoming the most deadly term for lawmakers in the past 20 years.

The death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, who died Wednesday of a…