The US still has not figured out who was behind the July 4 cyberattacks that took down a series of government Web sites, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said Wednesday.
Proponents of the plane had argued for preserving jobs in the name of national security.
Obama launched a campaign on health reform Monday, but opposition is building on both sides of the aisle.
South Korea said Friday it had identified and blocked five IP addresses used to distribute computer viruses that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea.
The strikes aim to make a high-profile political point, not inflict widespread damage.
Some will need to make midyear cuts, beyond what they've sliced from their budgets already, say fiscal experts.