Americans participating in the 'Cash for Clunkers' program are buying new cars that get, on average, 9.6 miles per gallon more than their trade-ins.
Fuel efficiency requirements for new cars bought under the rebate program aren't strict enough, say some.
Senators drew the battle lines early in confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee.
Reports of a secret CIA program renew Democrats' calls to investigate Bush policy – which could divert attention from Obama's healthcare and energy plans.
With reports that the former vice president kept Congress in the dark, Democrats call for an official probe of a mysterious CIA program.
Fellow Democrats greeted him warmly Tuesday, but his vote is no guarantee that thorny legislation – such as healthcare reform and a sweeping energy bill – will hit the fast track.
Dire pronouncements aside, the process is just getting started, with legislation at a formative stage and Obama yet to offer his plan.
The CIA renewed, and then terminated, a contract with two psychologists who introduced waterboarding and other techniques.
As a senator, Obama voted against Justices Roberts and Alito on the basis of their ideology, Republicans say. Why can't we do the same? they ask.
The state's budget is in shambles, but candidates are already lining up for the 2010 gubernatorial race. They include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former eBay chief Meg Whitman.