The financial reform bill passed Friday in the House spans many markets and regulatory activities. But some experts warn that the economy could remain exposed to bubbles, busts, and firms "too big to fail."
At confirmation hearings for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday, some senators decried bailouts of 'too big to fail' firms. Others said the economy would be in worse shape without the Fed’s actions.
Both sides of the debate should want government out of the issue – but that means fulfilling a duty to women and children.
First elected to Congress in 1952, Sen. Robert Byrd has an encyclopedic knowledge of Senate rules and legislative history dating back to Roman times. On Wednesday, he became the longest-serving member of Congress.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown's spokesman secretly recorded conversations with reporters. Under pressure from GOP rivals for governor, Brown now says he'll investigate.
Routine recanvassing has narrowed Democrat Bill Owens's lead over Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 House race. Uncounted absentee ballots could change the result – though that seems unlikely.
Justice Richard Goldstone, at a Brandeis University forum, defended the UN report on war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas in the Gaza war. It was the first time he has publicly discussed the report with a high-level Israeli official.
President Obama struck agreements with insurers, doctors, drug companies, and hospitals to keep them from turning against healthcare reform. What are they?