Even as the president urges Senate Democrats to move quickly, a Congressional Budget Office ruling lowers a hurdle that tripped up the Clinton-era reform effort.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, embraced by the West and his Arab allies, is emerging as a facilitator for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Higher US rates signal an economy on the mend, but they could also extend the housing slump and add to the federal debt.
The auto company would have to bounce back to sustained profits before the US government would get any money back.
Homeland defense one moment, swine flu the next. She juggles the disparate needs of a cabinet conglomerate.
Is the automaker, an icon of brawny American capitalism, among the first to confront an 'era of diminishing expectations'?
The automaker got key concessions from bondholders this weekend to help smooth bankruptcy proceedings, which are expected to begin Monday.
Most elected Republicans distance themselves from incendiary comments by Limbaugh, Gingrich, and others.
Though pleased with Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Abbas Thursday, they are waiting to see if the US president will break from decades of failed US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.