Obama created a deficit commission Thursday that includes both Democrats and Republicans. But the move comes during an election year rife with mistrust and political maneuvering.
The Obama administration says that stimulus spending is ahead of schedule, despite critics' complaints that the program has fallen short of its goals.
Is the massive $787 billion spending package stimulating the economy? Here’s a look at the impact of the 2009 stimulus at the state level.
Administration celebrates one-year anniversary of stimulus package. But Americans worry about high unemployment.
President Obama's $8-billion investment in high-speed rail may be a giant step forward in the country's transportation system, but experts question if it will gain traction among car-loving Americans.
His emphasis on incentives may win over critics. But that effort won’t be worth it if he also waters down standards with new ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks.
US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a 5.6 percent rate last quarter, the biggest economic expansion in six years. But economists say that doesn't augur a growth in jobs any time soon.
President Obama announced 13 high-speed rail projects worth $8 billion Thursday. It is an 'important beginning,' advocates say, aimed at several key population centers.
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address