| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
God, or the devil, is in the details, and Goldman Sachs executives illustrated that point Tuesday as they pushed to explain the nitty-gritty of their dealings to a Senate investigating committee. In their testimony, the four-person panel of witnesses...
| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Democrats lost no time Tuesday raising the political issue of financial regulation as a Senate panel probed Goldman Sachs and its role in the financial meltdown. Panel chairman Sen. Carl Levin criticized Wall Street firms for lobbying against the...
| May 20, 2010
| 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON-- Prodded by national anger at Wall Street, the Senate on Thursday passed the most far-reaching restraints on big banks since the Great Depression. In its broad sweep, the massive bill would touch Wall Street CEOs and first-time homebuyers,...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that members of the military will no longer be asked to lie, President Barack Obama fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday and signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services....
| Sep 21, 2010
| 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led filibuster on Tuesday blocked efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military, shelving an Obama administration priority at least until after the November election.
The measure repealing the...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:04 AM
State unemployment agencies are gearing up to resume sending unemployment payments to millions of people as Congress moves to ship President Barack Obama a measure to restore lapsed benefits.
After months of increasingly bitter stalemate, the Senate...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:47 PM
NEW YORK -- A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:04 PM
A Senate panel passed a bipartisan deal to save the U.S. Postal Service.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-to-1 to pass the deal, which buys out some employees, cuts worker compensation benefits for some retirees and...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake.
In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate.
Ironically, Romney, the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Unions and some lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral.
Now their campaign has been buoyed by revelations of a survey that the Postal Service...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Olympia Snowe, one of the Senate's few remaining moderate Republicans, announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.
The 65-year-old, who had also served in the House for eight terms, said she came to the decision in part after...