President Obama on Monday urged top bank executives to increase lending to small businesses, citing the government bailouts they received last year.
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.
The Pentagon seeks metrics to show whether it is meeting its goals in the Afghanistan war, and will be able to start withdrawing in 2011.
Washington has several official Christmas trees, which are often misidentified by the media. A guide to which tree is which.
Intra-party squabbling among conservatives – especially with Tea Partiers thrown into the mix – is not good news for the GOP. They're beginning to act like Democrats.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, said Thursday that the Pentagon is ready to start the surge. The first troops will arrive in Afghanistan next week.
The usual rules don’t apply in conference committee, where House and Senate bills – including upcoming health reform legislation – go to be reconciled.
In an interview, Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, says the industry needs a renewable energy mandate from the climate conference in Copenhagen and from Congress.
At Capitol Hill hearings Tuesday, US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Gen. Stanley McChrystal backed the decision to send 30,000 more US troops there. Eikenberry had earlier told Obama he opposed more Afghanistan troops.
The EPA ruling on global warming and carbon emissions is the wrong way to win over the Senate and to cut a deal in Copenhagen, Denmark.