With its Automatic IRA and extra incentives for employers to offer a 401(k) plan, the president's budget will enable almost all Americans to save for retirement.
Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, but will there be enough Democratic fire power left in Massachusetts after he's gone?
The House and Senate are poised Wednesday to approve three trade agreements, crafted during the Bush administration, with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. They'll be the first big trade pacts since NAFTA in 1993.
Tax deductions for an abortion and related tax breaks would be prevented under a House panel's bill. But Democrats in the Senate support the tax deductions.
Rep. Charles Rangel, chair of House Ways and Means, knew how to work both sides of the aisle but didn't understand old rules of Capitol Hill had changed.