WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government. The money has been held up for months in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it. The two class action lawsuits were filed over a decade […]
Republicans gain at least 61 House seats. Read the full story.
I do not know whether, like countless American teenagers, Yves Gomes will be watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I this weekend. If he does, he will probably not recognize himself in the film. Gomes has no lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. But like Harry, 17-year-old Gomes is bespectacled, owlishly serious, an unlikely […]
Sarah Palin was at the butt end of an insult from former Clinton aide Jami Floyd on Friday, when Floyd called the former Alaska Governor and potential presidential fascination an “extraordinary ass.” “Never underestimate your opponent and the governor says she’s an extraordinary asset to her party,” Floyd said on MSNBC. “I say she’s an […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in the U.S. Congress, many upset with him for election losses, are in disarray over what to do about tax cuts for millions of Americans that are set to expire on December 31. Read the full story
It’s warning the California Republican that cutting unspent stimulus funds will hurt his home state. Read the full story.
Israel, a top loyalist to Pelosi, will work to find candidates to regain control of the House. Read the full story.
Co-chair of deficit commission eyes political turmoil before spring deadline. Read the full story.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has warned Republicans that high-speed rail projects and a gigantic solar power complex would be imperiled if they cancel unspent federal stimulus money to try to trim the government’s budget. Read the full story
Lawmakers tell the agency to stand down. Read the full story.