Minority neighborhoods would especially benefit from a $3.9 billion aid package.
Obama likely to return US to role of 'honest broker.' McCain sees fighting Islamic extremists as paramount.
With Bush urging new oil exploration in coastal waters, top lawmakers respond with calls to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Leah Daughtry, CEO of her party's upcoming convention, emphasizes 'public holiness.'
Poll: Only 12 percent of Americans have much confidence in the legislative branch, a record low.
Obama would enlist federally funded religious charities to lobby Congress for his goals.