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  • Rahm Emanuel: 'No czars in White House'

     
    by Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel was "a big shot'' before President Barack Obama made him chief of staff - so notes the interviewer today. Emanuel, financially set after a stint on Wall Street, congressman from Illinois and architect of the......
  • N.Y. congressional test: Obama's win

     
    by Mark Silva, updated with RNC Chairman Michael Steele's statement, and with President Obama's statement at 6:45 pm EDT. In the quiet knolls of the upper Hudson River Valley where a nationally contested election played out, the contest for the......
  • GOP: '100 new nuclear power plants'

     
    by Mark Silva Americans made fun of the French when Paris wouldn't join Washington in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, but who's laughing now? France, with its investment in nuclear power. So says Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, invoking......
  • Cash for Clunkers Going to a Vote

     
    This news is breaking, so all the details aren???t in yet, but it appears President Barack Obama and House Democrats have agreed on a ???cash for clunkers??? bill. According to early reports, the bill would give incentives to buy new,......
  • Jack Kemp: 'Bleeding-heart conservative'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, today remembers Jack Kemp, the party's 1996 vice presidential nominee, housing secretary and onetime Buffalo Bills quarterback iwho passed away last night. "For...
  • Obama: 'Revitalizing' consumer safety

     
    by Mark Silva In naming a new chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission today, expanding the size of the commission and boosting its budget, President Barack Obama said protecting consumers will be "a top priority'' of his administration. The......
  • White House, Cheney: Sarcasm in the air

     
    by Mark Silva Sarcasm was making the rounds of Washington today. Vice President Dick Cheney, whose address on national security was delayed somewhat by the delivery of President Barack Obama's own address on national security before it -- the president......
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson's wife-support

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional campaign organization has paid his wife at least $247,500 since 2001, including at least $95,000 after Sandra Jackson joined the Chicago City Council two years ago, according to federal election records...
  • Mayor-for-life's one-two Congressional punch

     
    Even though her district sits well to his east, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) has made her preference known for New York City mayor: Michael Bloomberg, the Republican candidate, whose clear plan is to once again use his personal fortune......
  • Consumer Reports Identifies Top Cash for Clunkers Candidates

     
    It???s obvious that if you want to take advantage of the new Cash for Clunkers law working its way through Congress, your junker vehicle???s trade-in value needs to be less than the minimum $3,500 voucher ($4,500 if the new car......
  • Obama: Energy bill will spur new jobs

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, celebrating the House's passage of an energy bill that will ultimately cap greenhouse gas emissions and enable power companies and other polluters to trade their rights for emissions to one another, hailed the...
  • Michael Jackson: D.C. moment of silence

     
    by Mark Silva and Richard Simon The United States House of Representatives marked a moment of silence today for Michael Jackson, the pop music icon who died in Los Angeles at the age of 50. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)......