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  • Deficits and terrorism: Obama vs. GOP

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is atttempting to focus attention on an attack on the federal budget deficit. Republicans complain today that he is misfiring in the war on terrorism. With an annual budget deficit this year of $1.35......
  • Christmas Day bomber now talking, but GOP still carping

     
    Republicans were blistering in their criticism of the White House for reading the failed Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights. Only Saturday, Maine's Susan Collins said Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab, who tried to blow up a bomb during a flight to......
  • Obama and senators seek climate compromise

     
    President Obama convened a meeting of more than a dozen Democratic and Republican senators this afternoon to discuss energy and climate legislation. Unlike some other recent White House bipartisan policy summits you may recall recently, there were no...
  • Social nets wrap: Vitter, Feingold call for end to automatic congressional pay raises

     
    One of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...
  • 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"......
  • 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...
  • Maine congressman goes for Obama

     
    by James Oliphant CHARLESTON, W.Va.--Sen. Barack Obama has picked up another superdelegate. His campaign announced Monday that Rep. Tom Allen of Maine has pledged his support. Allen undoubtedly is hoping that support will work both ways. He is running...
  • Sen. Ted Stevens indicted

     
    Sen. Ted Stevens, 84, an Alaska Republican, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington today. He has been under federal investigation for more than a year on public corruption charges. Major charges in the seven count indictment against Stevens...
  • 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 Backs Cash for Clunkers Legislation

     
    President Barack Obama stated during a speech regarding the auto industry this morning that he backs a form of incentives for car buyers who trade up from aging, inefficient vehicles to more fuel-efficient ones. He specifically mentioned current...