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  • Dems: A filibuster-proof Senate in reach?

     
    With the whole map trending blue, there's suddenly an outside chance the Democrats can get a 60-vote, filibuster proof majority in the Senate. As the map below from pollster.com indicates, they are leading in enough states to give them 54.......
  • McCain unsurprised by Powell Obama nod

     
    (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Gary Gardiner) by Frank James Sen. John McCain, appearing on Fox News Channel this morning, responded to Gen. Colin Powell's nationally televised endorsement this morning Sen. Barack Obama for president. Powell's was a coveted...
  • Gregg reassures GOP on appointment

     
    by Christi Parsons Sen. Judd Gregg has assured Republican leadership that he won't take the job as Commerce secretary unless he's certain his replacement in the Senate will line up with the GOP caucus. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said......
  • Obama pivots: Tougher talk for GOP

     
    by Peter Nicholas President Barack Obama has abruptly changed tactics in his bid to revive the economy, setting aside his bipartisan stance and pointedly blaming Republicans for demanding what he cast as discredited "piecemeal measures." Obama's...
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Senate passes stimulus: 'A good start'

     
    by Janet Hook The Senate has voted 61-37 to pass an $838 billion tax-cut and spending bill to boost the economy. The measure now goes to conference with the House, which has passed a $819 billion version of the bill.......
  • Senate says deal, House says hold on

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon, and updated Senate leaders said today that negotiators have struck a deal on a final version of a sweeping economic recovery package. If true, the bill could be sent to the president for his......
  • Ten for Thursday: Done deal on stimulus

     
    House and Senate negotiators agreed on a scaled down $789 billion stimulus package that reduced the tax cuts and will now prompt questions about whether it is too small to jolt the economy. Highlights are here. Is Susan Collins......
  • Stimulus: Winners depend on what works

     
    We see a number of people trying to declare winners and losers from the stimulus agreement, an approach that has become a staple of what passes for journalism these days. It's kind of like having an opinion on A-Rod......
  • Staffers scramble to finish stimulus bill

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon Congressional staffers worked overnight putting the finishing touches on the sprawling compromise stimulus bill that Democrats hope can be passed and signed into law by President's Day. House and Senate Democratic...
  • Congress approves $787-B stimulus

     
    by Mark Silva A divided Congress has approved a $787-billion stimulus that President Barack Obama demanded as an essential boost for a stalled economy, with the Senate voting 60-38 tonight on a measure that earlier cleared the House by 246-183......
  • Obama's Denver signing; 'Good as any'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama will fly to Denver, the place where he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination last summer, to sign the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act'' into law on Tuesday. It's "as good'' a place "as any"......