Muntadhar al-Zaidi was released Tuesday after serving nine months in jail for throwing his shoes at former President George W. Bush.
But unemployment rose to 9.7 percent in August, and many forecasters see a slower than usual recovery.
The vice president said Thursday that the $787 billion recovery act helped save the US from a depression. He's partially right, experts say. But the rising federal deficit is worrying.
Vice President Joe Biden and five cabinet secretaries on Thursday delivered speeches nationwide about how stimulus money is helping local communities.
They're talking about using the budget reconciliation process for some parts, but it could be risky. Part 2 of two.
“My father taught me even our most profound losses are survivable. He taught me nothing was impossible.”