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  • White House dialing for EPA votes

     
    by Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON -- The White House was dialing for votes on the eve of a Senate showdown over the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate green house gas emissions. Senators said today the Obama administration has reached out........
  • Cash for Clunkers: Cash gone

     
    by Martin Zimmerman and Tiffany Hsu and Jim Puzzanghera With surprising swiftness, the government's "cash for clunkers" program has burned through its $1-billion budget in less than a week as car buyers swarmed dealerships, and federal officials were...
  • Brown voting for financial reform bill

     
    by Michael Muskal Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said on Monday that he will support the financial regulation overhaul, becoming one of the Republicans needed to moved one of the Obama administration's key pieces of legislation into law. Brown had...
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 4:30 pm EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is a day away from voting to recommend the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor......
  • 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......
  • Cash for clunkers: Senate's turn (signal)

     
    by Mark Silva If you have an old 1990 Chevy Suburban with a 5.7-litre V-8 engine kicking around, you could be in luck If the Senate follows through this week. After burning through $1 billion in "Cash for Clunkers,'' the......
  • 'Czar'-watch: Obama's hires draw fire

     
    by Joe Markman President Obama's appointment of "czars,'' or policy coordinators, is drawing new fire from lawmakers in both parties. Their most prominent complaint is that Obama, by using his own authority to name people to these policy jobs, is......
  • Obama's 'Wall Street Reform:' Round two

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, engaged in a fight for financial regulatory reform embodying many of the dynamics of the healthcare debate, will return to New York City's Cooper Union this week for another address on "Wall Street reform.''......
  • Health-care reform: Counting votes (60)

     
    by Mark Silva Republicans, yes. Democrats, no. It's a volatile mix for a health-care overhaul that the White House is seeking. Alll eyes may be on the Senate Finance Committee today, but the outcome of the health-care overhaul in the......
  • 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...
  • Stevens woes = 60 votes for Dems?

     
    by Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......