Topic: The White House
The Department of Homeland Security said it would offer Haitians who were here illegally before Tuesday's earthquake temporary protected status (TPS). Haiti has 100,000 people living in the US illegally.
01/15/2010 08:14 pm
Bill Clinton was on the stump Friday for Democrat Martha Coakley, who’s now trailing Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. President Obama will campaign there Sunday.
01/15/2010 07:18 pm
A year into his term as the first nonwhite US president, Obama has played down the issue of race relations. Jump-starting the economy is what will best serve Americans of all backgrounds.
01/15/2010 03:34 pm
Organized labor pressed Congress and the White House to ease the 'Cadillac tax' on expensive healthcare insurance policies. This means other ways to pay for a healthcare reform bill will have to be considered – including hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and Medicare.
01/15/2010 02:51 pm
In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Cuba is allowing US flights over its airspace, cutting the trip between Guantánamo Bay and Miami by 90 minutes.
01/15/2010 11:10 am
To promote Haiti earthquake relief efforts, CBS and FOX will air a 30-second NFL public-service announcement during the AFC and NFC divisional playoff games this weekend.
01/15/2010 10:26 am
Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown are bringing in their parties' stars as they battle to win Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in a Jan. 19 special election. Bill Clinton is stumping for Coakley in Massachusetts Friday.
01/15/2010 09:56 am
The bankers should pay, Obama says. But some think the money would come out of shareholders’ pockets, and others say the big banks would pass it along to consumers and businesses.
01/14/2010 06:57 pm
You can get an update on the Monitor and a view of global news from its correspondents during an 8 p.m. (CST) Friday audiocast.
01/14/2010 05:26 pm
President Obama is roping in former Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton to help coordinate Haitian earthquake relief efforts. It's a gesture that makes Obama look bipartisan and gives Bush a chance to start shaping his post-presidential legacy.
01/14/2010 05:23 pm