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‘We have a deal’…again, maybe

Reluctant to call it quits, key lawmakers bargained into overtime Thursday on the $790 billion economic stimulus legislation before reaching final agreement more than…

Gregg withdraws from Cabinet

Saying "I made a mistake," Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire abruptly withdrew as commerce secretary nominee on Thursday and left the fledgling…

Time to honor our fallen

After the subject came up at President Obama's press conference Monday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the next day he was ordering a review of a Pentagon policy banning the…

Attack of the killer Cheneys

The headline on CNN was "Cheney Attacks!" Correspondent Tom Foreman commented that, "even in the bare- knuckle world of Washington these days, this was a remarkably sharp attack by the…

For a little levity, turn to God

As a typical newspaper is full of doom and gloom, the point of my column -- and perhaps I should have explained this earlier -- is to attempt to lighten…

From bad to worse in one day

On a single day filled with staggering sums, the Obama administration, Federal Reserve and Senate attacked the deepening economic crisis Tuesday with actions that could throw as much as $3…

When in doubt, blame Wall Street

President Barack Obama accused Wall Street of seeking an "easy" way out of the financial mire, after the announcement of his new industry rescue…

Bankers set to defend their actions

Bankers are set to appear before Congress today to defend a bailout package.

If Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner could get an earful of skepticism over the government's financial bailout…

Is Geithner up to the job?

It was a tough sell for Timothy Geithner, and he looked it.

The new treasury secretary read from the teleprompter on his right.…

Full throttle on economic woes

After fits and starts, the White House and Congress are moving on parallel tracks toward a new round of heavy intervention in the U.S.…