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  • Gulf of Mexico Marine Sanctuary Idea On Hold

    President Bush's proposal to create a string of marine sanctuaries in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the "Islands in the Stream," has died at least for now after Republican senators opposed it, a sanctuary official said. The sanctuaries would have...
  • Dodd Endorses Financial Assistance For Automakers

    WASHINGTON - Opening a hearing this morning on a potential cash-infused rescue of the U.S. automobile industry, Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, argued in favor of doing something to help -- though he said an auto bailout...
  • Lawmakers on bailout: Not so fast

    WASHINGTON - Beyond all the talk of illiquidity, distressed assets and reverse auctions, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson had a very simple request for members of Congress on Tuesday: Give us what we need. Quickly. And, please, stay out of the way....
  • Financial bailout: Deal, then no deal

    WASHINGTON - A day that began optimistically devolved into a night of partisan bickering, finger-pointing and more negotiations, as Democratic supporters of the $700 billion Bush administration bailout plan accused Republicans of trying to scuttle the...
  • Conservative critique of bailout grows

     
    by James Oliphant A slow drumbeat of concern from fiscal conservatives over the Bush administration's $700 billion bailout of Wall Street is getting louder. First there was the go-slow approach advocated by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking...
  • Paulson: 'Lenders have to keep lending'

     
    by James Oliphant Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson addressed two lingering criticisms of his agency's bailout plan. Sen. Richard Shelby, a critic of the plan, asked Paulson why the investment banks and other...
  • Storm clouds brewing for bailout plan?

     
    by James Oliphant It's still too early to tell, but is bipartisan support for the Paulson Plan eroding? Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing kicked off with strong words from the ranking Republican on the panel, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.......
  • Paulson: 'Immediate' bailout essential

     
    by Mark Silva Citing a "chain reaction'' of bad mortgage loans that have led to an impending federal bailout of the nation's financial institutions, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson today will call on the Senate Banking Committee "to stabilize our...
  • Bailout deal wobbles amid partisan divide

     
    by James Oliphant Deal or no deal? A day that began on an optimistic note devolved into an evening of partisan bickering and finger-pointing, as Democratic supporters of a $700 billion Bush administration plan to bail out the financial sector......
  • McCain, Obama debate: 'Hopeful' yet

     
    Presidential debate prep at the University of Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2008. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) by Mark Silva Without really answering the question of whether their first presidential debate will come off Friday night, Sens. Barack...
  • McCain, Obama, dance through D.C.

     
    by Mark Silva and Naftali Bendavid Presidential candidates usually stay far from Washington, physically and rhetorically. But Thursday, the city witnessed the curious sight of the campaign planes of John McCain and Barack Obama, their logos emblazoned...
  • Biden heads for D.C. at high-speed

     
    by James Oliphant ABOARD THE AMTRAK ACELA--Okay, I always wanted to type one of those datelines. Of course, I'm not on a battleship in Sea of Japan or anything like that. Your correspondent is aboard the Acela, rushing from Wilmington,......