In Thursday's hearing, they pointed to the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger as evidence of a system that had spun out of control.
Obama wants the House and Senate to pass versions of health legislation before the August recess. But Republican senators say that the Senate's proposal would only make things worse.
Senators drew the battle lines early in confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee.
Reports of a secret CIA program renew Democrats' calls to investigate Bush policy – which could divert attention from Obama's healthcare and energy plans.
With reports that the former vice president kept Congress in the dark, Democrats call for an official probe of a mysterious CIA program.
On a journey from Plymouth Rock to the Grand Canyon, we find an America that is neither as divided as talk-show histrionics would suggest, nor as sullen as a flagging economy says we should be. We find a country that is struggling, yes, but is also pragmatic and still harbors a little idealism.
Democrats stand a better chance of retaining the seat in 2010 now that Burris – tarred by the Blagojevich connection – has bowed out, analysts say.
Critics of the New York governor's move say he doesn't have constitutional authority to do that. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday.