WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saying it was “time to get this done,” President Barack Obama pressed on Wednesday for swift congressional action on healthcare after a Senate panel approved a bill to overhaul the $2.5 trillion industry.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Retiring U.S. Army General David McKiernan said on Wednesday he was “more than a little embarrassed” by his abrupt ouster from his job as top military commander in Afghanistan last spring.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes to unveil agreements that would help U.S. firms sell sophisticated arms and nuclear power plants to India when she visits next week, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Wednesday he was hopeful a deal with lawmakers to resolve the state’s budget crisis by closing a $26.3 billion shortfall was near, perhaps even by the end of the day.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two key components of the Obama administration’s bold plan to reshape U.S. financial regulation came under attack on Wednesday, with lawmakers and lobbyists engaged in a reform debate of immense scope.