Despite historically high projected US budget deficits, the US is the 'most credit-worthy country in the world,' says Christina Romer, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his advice to 'stop driving' recalled Toyotas was 'a misstatement.' A spokeswoman adds that it was merely an exhortation to owners to get their cars to the dealer 'as soon as possible.'
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he will personally call the president of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, to stress safety issues.
So far, top GOP officials say, Democrats aren't moving to work with them on healthcare reform. The Republican victory in Massachusetts has cost Democrats their filibuster-proof margin in the Senate.
Americans are split on whether Barack Obama’s first year as president has been a success, a new national poll finds.
Mark Zandi, chief economist and cofounder of Economy.com, says the chances of a second recession are low. But should one occur, it would be even more difficult for the US to rebound again.
Voters are in a sour mood, which could lead to trouble for incumbents in Congress and statehouses in 2010, bipartisan pollsters say. Will it be a repeat of the 'Republican revolution' of 1994?
Job growth will be a key factor in whether voters let Democrats retain control of the House in 2010, says John Podesta, influential Democrat and CEO of Center for American Progress. Obama's approval rating will be another.
Sen. Carl Levin cited concerns about stress on the US military as the US decides its next steps in Afghanistan. Levin spoke at a Monitor breakfast Thursday.
The nation’s GDP grew in the third quarter. But Obama's chief economist Christina Romer says the US is 'still in for more bad news' on jobs until GDP grows even more.
Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate and social conservative, criticizes the selection process in NY-23 race, but sees room in party for liberal Republicans.
Perino calls for more straight reporting rather than opinion disguised as “analysis.”
Bill McInturff was the featured guest at Thursday’s Monitor Breakfast.
The Homeland Security Secretary said government agencies must be integrated in order to be effective.