Visiting Mexico, the US's top defense official says he wants funds to fight drug-trafficking violence and ward off potential threats from militants entering the US.
The president chastises Democrats for not addressing soaring gas and food prices and the housing crisis.
The $107 billion stimulus is now flowing to taxpayers, to spend or save as they see fit.
The US central bank hints at a pause after Wednesday's quarter-point trim.
Worried about high food prices, Congress tries to push the industry to use nonfood crops.
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Democrats tackle issues from college tuition to healthcare.