President Obama announced 13 high-speed rail projects worth $8 billion Thursday. It is an 'important beginning,' advocates say, aimed at several key population centers.
01/28/2010 07:44 pm
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
01/27/2010 09:54 pm
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at a political low point. He needs to buck up his party and soothe a frustrated electorate. Will he adopt his new fighting persona? Will anyone heckle him?
01/27/2010 03:35 pm
The conservation group, made up mostly of older women, helps the US government track illegal use of public lands in the US West.
01/26/2010 10:02 am
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A tax credit here and an expanded program there are part of Obama's new plan to relieve financial stress on the middle class. Among the beneficiaries, if Congress goes along: families with children in child care, college students, and workers without employer-sponsored retirement programs.
01/25/2010 04:16 pm
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling striking down a 2002 campaign finance reform law ‘strikes at democracy itself,’ Obama says in his weekly address. Republicans say ‘free speech’ – even in the form of money – strengthens democracy.
01/23/2010 12:12 pm
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Desperate for revenue, more cities and counties are proceeding with tax foreclosures when residents fall several years behind on their property taxes.
01/22/2010 01:20 pm
A vote to raise the national debt ceiling is always tough, because it casts the majority party as a reckless spender. But Congress must confront the issue, probably Jan. 20, upon lawmakers' return from recess. If the ceiling is not raised, the government will likely run out of funds in February.
01/19/2010 04:51 pm