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  • Pelosi: Stimulus by Presidents' Day

     
    by Mark Silva How much pressure will there be on Congress to enact an economic stimulus plan swiftly? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there will be no congressional recess for the Presidents' Day holiday if they haven't finished work by......
  • Obama's green inaugural footprint

     
    By Richard Simon and Jill Zuckman For the inauguration of a president who promised to be a friend of the environment, what would you expect but carbon-neutral inaugural balls, hybrid Lexuses, organic menus and valet bicycle parking? Political...
  • Bill Clinton's disclosures: Questions yet

     
    by Andrew Zajac Last month, after his wife was nominated to be secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton attempted to put an end to speculation about his overseas fundraising by disclosing the names of some 208,000 donors to his......
  • Hillary Clinton's popularity: High again

     
    by Mark Silva How about these Clintons? How about Hillary Clinton, in particular? And what is it about these "comeback kids?'' The senator from New York and former first lady, long perceived as one of the most polarizing figures in......
  • Gillibrand: Immigration issues?

     
    In addition to supporting Bush's FISA legislation, Bush's tax cuts, and Iraq War funding, another key flashpoint on the left for Kirsten Gillibrand is immigration. She's supported an enforcement-oriented approach to immigration -- not necessarily...
  • Israel: Concedes

     
    Steve Israel issues a statement saying he's not getting the nod from Paterson, which is no longer news: ???I'd like to thank Governor Paterson for considering me for the United States Senate. I truly enjoyed meeting with elected officials,......
  • Obama signs first bill: Lilly Ledbetter Act

     
    by Frank James The first piece of legislation President Barack Obama's signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act which nullifies an anti-labor 2007 Supreme Court decision by giving workers more time to file pay discrimination......
  • Blast from the past: Mondello rings in the Newt

     
    Some folks say the New York Republican party is behind the times. And maybe they???re right, given the scheduled key-note speaker for the state GOP???s annual dinner in Manhattan this April, Celeste Hadrick reports. It???s Newt Gingrich. Speaker of......
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'We will be accountable'

     
    by Mark Silva House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - who watched that $819 billion economic stimulus clear the House without a single Republican vote of support - was asked this morning if she "can honestly say that every program in this......
  • Stimulus' 'Buy U.S.' wording hit by Europe

     
    by Frank James The congressional stimulus plan isn't just drawing domestic criticism. It's also getting flak from U.S. trade partners because of "Buy American" provisions to require the purchase of U.S. steel and iron with an eye towards boosting U.S........
  • Gillibrand: First bill is on child care

     
    Kirsten Gillibrand announces her first bill as senator -- it stays away from hot buttons like guns and immigration, and proposes an amendment to the stimulus package that would double the child care tax credit. Co-sponsor is Barbara Boxer......
  • LaHood: No 'boondoggles' in stimulus

     
    by Mark Silva Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation in the administration of President Barack Obama, insists that there won't be "any boondoggles'' in the spending of billions of dollars for public works envisioned in the economic stimulus bill that...