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  • Goldman Sachs: Execs defend details of deals to skeptical senators

     
    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...
  • Goldman Sachs: Democrats push financial regulation bill

     
    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...
  • Senate Passes Massive Wall Street Regulation Bill

    Senate Passes Massive Wall Street Regulation Bill
    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,...
  • Obama Signs Landmark Repeal Of Military's Gay Ban

    Obama Signs Landmark Repeal Of Military's Gay Ban
    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....
  • GOP blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    GOP blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
    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...
  • Unemployment Compensation Extension Vote Passes

    Unemployment Compensation Extension Vote Passes
    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...
  • Goodbye Color Codes: US Announces New Terror Alert System

    Goodbye Color Codes: US Announces New Terror Alert System
    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....
  • Postal Service deal clears Senate panel

    Postal Service deal clears Senate panel
    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...
  • GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'

    GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'
    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...
  • Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican

    Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican
    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...
  • Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?

    Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?
    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...
  • Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection

    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection
    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...