Obama invites GOP ideas for the largest spending bill in US history.
Conservatives, resisting big government outlays on principle, begin to build the case for other options.
Leaders say they’ll have to examine their party’s ‘brand’ and consider new faces.
Reviews under way, to be ready for the next president, are intended to accelerate a new strategy.
Many in Congress, citing secrecy surrounding bailout talks, seek outside counsel.
The Air Force's $35 billion award to a European aircraft company is one of its largest ever.