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  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Ethics Panel Clears Dodd Of Breaking Rules With VIP Mortgages

    Ethics Panel Clears Dodd Of Breaking Rules With VIP Mortgages
    The Senate Select Committee on Ethics dismissed a complaint against U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd on Friday after determining he did not break the chamber's rules on gifts when he refinanced a pair of two home mortgages in 2003. Capping a yearlong...
  • Obama begins leading America in a new direction

    Obama begins leading America in a new direction
    On the last Friday in March, President Obama summoned leaders of the banking industry to the White House, where they gathered around a mahogany table in the State Dining Room, site of many a feast. On this day there was not a piece of fruit nor can of...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • Health care cost analysis gains ground

     
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Medical researchers and politicians are tiptoeing into an area of health care that makes some Americans uncomfortable, even angry, and it has nothing to do with such hot-button issues as cloning and stem-cell research. This...
  • Obama's deficit-cutters: Lineup named

     
    by Mark Silva The lineup for the deficit-cutting commission that President Barack Obama has created is starting to take shape. The president's front line includes David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International, and Alice Rivlin, a fomer White House Office of....
  • Weekend Talk Shows: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears on 'State of the Union' and 'This Week'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning (N)......
  • Sunday shows: Cantor, Pelosi, McCain, Menendez

     
    ABC's "This Week" with Elizabeth Vargas: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),George Will, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. Bloomberg's "Political Capital" with Al Hunt: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Bloomberg’s Mike Firn, Lizzie...
  • Daschle's departure: Did it change the healthcare debate?

     
    In February 2009, in the early days of a new White House, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle had to withdraw his nomination as President Obama's secretary of Health and Human Services over a failure to pay $128,203 in taxes.......
  • Nelson aims to save Ares I testing

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama last week when the commander-in-chief visited Kennedy Space Center and touted a new White House plan to rely on commercial rockets to launch a new era of...
  • Congress-Countrywide probe unlikely

     
    by Frank James It's probably safe to assume that Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican, knows he wasn't one of the "Friends of Angelo," as in Mozilo, the former chief executive officer of Countrywide Financial. That's because Hensarling is calling......
  • Senate 'gang's' new energy plan

     
    by Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an......