Car dealerships are exempt from federal regulation in the House financial reform bill. A House ethics committee is probing eight congressmen for fundraising events and campaign contributions shortly before the vote.
President Obama is still trying to win over public opinion on health-care reform. On Tuesday, he told Maryland seniors that $250 checks aimed at plugging the 'doughnut hole' in prescription drug coverage hit the mail June 10.
Everybody from tea partiers to Republican lawmakers to GOP chief Michael Steele is listing their political priorities and goals. Republicans are hoping to repeat Newt Gingrich's 1994 success in taking over the House with his 'Contract With America.'
President Obama's spending freeze proposal, outlined Tuesday, would apply to only about one-sixth of the federal budget. But at least it would be a first step, say some budget experts.
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.
To recoup taxpayer money used in the bailout of financial firms, Obama on Thursday outlined a fee that big banks would have to pay for 10 years or more.
GOP Rep. Tom Price says Obama's Afghanistan policy isn't 'dithering,' as Cheney put it. But it's 'reckless' none the less, he says.
In his radio address, he takes on “death panels” and other “outrageous” charges. In rebuttal, Rep. Tom Price slams “Democrats’ government-run health plan."
Too much government involvement in private medical decisions, say some critics. Too scanty on the details, charges another.
The House passed a bill giving some homeowner relief. Now it's on to the Senate.