Spending big on the economy is less risky than doing too little, he asserted Thursday.
He's been critical of monetary policy and has named human rights defenders to key posts.
Pentagon's generous budget is not likely to see cuts soon, even if Iraq war starts to wind down.
Disputes over parking pit drivers against tow truck operators.
To prepare students for a fast-changing future, teachers are reaching beyond the R's.
Budget shortfalls are pushing many states to raise taxes in a recession.
President-elect strikes tone of fiscal prudence by appointing efficiency officer.
Congress ponders its options – from better investment policing to a new watchdog.
But defenders of Panetta say he could bring valuable management skills to the job.
Obama's stimulus plan may strive to prevent layoffs of public-sector workers in states, cities.
The would-be senator from Illinois, named by a tainted governor, vows to fight on.