Red-ink forecast could make it a lot harder to craft an economic stimulus package.
Spending big on the economy is less risky than doing too little, he asserted Thursday.
Budget shortfalls are pushing many states to raise taxes in a recession.
President-elect strikes tone of fiscal prudence by appointing efficiency officer.
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.
He’s likely to propose a credit of $500 per person to help stimulate the economy.
The candidate for secretary of Commerce faced pressure from a federal investigation into one of his political donors.
Thorniest issue is over staffing for religious groups whose programs get federal funding. Can hiring be limited to adherents of their own faith?
There’s impetus to move quickly on the economy though some seats are empty.