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Burris Confirms Request For Blagojevich Donation

Posted: 02/15/2009 - Raising fresh questions about his appointment to Congress, Sen. Roland Burris admitted in a document released Saturday that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked him for campaign fundraising help before the governor named Burris as Illinois' junior senator.

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Obama To Outline Plan To Stem Home Foreclosures

Posted: 02/14/2009 - The biggest players in the mortgage industry are halting home foreclosures while the Obama administration develops its plan to help struggling homeowners.

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Legislation Would Ban Foreign-Made U.S. Flags

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Republican Congressman Walter Jones and a Democrat colleague have joined forces to sponsor legislation that would prohibit foreign-made U.S. flags.

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Japan, Sweden Hold Bailout Lessons For US

Posted: 02/13/2009 - As the U.S. grapples with its banking crisis, President Barack Obama is pointing to Sweden and Japan as offering lessons for what the United States should — and shouldn't — do.

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Stimulus Package Headed For House Vote Friday

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Reluctant to call it quits, key lawmakers bargained into overtime Thursday on the $790 billion economic stimulus legislation before reaching final agreement more than 24 hours after first announcing a deal.

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Senate Confirms Panetta As CIA Chief

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The Senate confirmed Leon Panetta as director of the CIA on Thursday, placing the nation's top spy agency in the hands of a government veteran valued for his skills as a lawmaker and policy manager rather than an expert at intelligence-gathering and analysis.

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Obama Seeks Grass-Roots Support For Stimulus

Posted: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama will face a barrage of questions from ordinary Americans and skeptical reporters on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in bailout money for the financial markets.

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Obama And Senate Republicans Bicker Over Stimulus

Posted: 02/08/2009 - President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans bickered Saturday over his historically huge economic recovery plan after states and schools lost tens of billions of dollars in a late-night bargain to save it.

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KBR Gets Huge Contract Despite Electrocutions

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Defense contractor KBR Inc., which is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq, has been awarded a $35 million contract by the Pentagon to build an electrical distribution center and other projects there.

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Deal Reached On Senate Stimulus Bill

Updated: 02/07/2009 - Senators from both parties are announcing that a deal has been reached to advance President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan through the Senate.

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Moderates Seek Bipartisan OK Of Stimulus Package

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Senate moderates seeking to pare back Barack Obama's economic plan are rekindling their efforts in hopes of building a bipartisan vote that eluded the president in the House.

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A Billionaire Runs For NY Mayor During Tough Times

Posted: 02/06/2009 - At a time when corporate jets, executive bonuses and Wall Street excess inspire anger and resentment in a nation struggling against a recession, billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg will likely spend tens of millions of dollars on another lavish campaign this year.

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Senate Panel Vote Delayed For Labor Dept. Nominee

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Another White House Cabinet pick is dealing with questions about unpaid taxes, but White House officials insist the confirmation of Labor Secretary-nominee Hilda Solis is not in jeopardy.

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Senate Struggles On Stimulus In Nighttime Session

Posted: 02/06/2009 - In an uncertain reach across party lines, Senate moderates struggled for a compromise on economic stimulus legislation Thursday as the government spit out grim new jobless figures and President Barack Obama warned of more bad news ahead.

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Obama Admin. Seeks Treaty To Cut US, Russia Nukes

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The Obama administration, reversing the Bush administration's limited interest in nuclear disarmament, is gearing up for early negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would sharply reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads.

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Ex-Ill. Gov's Fundraiser Faces New Fraud Charges

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Prosecutors filed new charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ex-chief fundraiser Thursday, alleging that he used a bid-rigging scheme to get $8.5 million in inflated contracts for roofing work at O'Hare International Airport.

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