Success of the 9/11 commission means lawmakers often punt toughest investigations to independent bodies – despite some internal resistance.
Lawmakers have been getting an earful from disgruntled consumers.
A hasty exodus could weaken the wobbly banking system, US officials say. They're poised to raise the bar for those wanting out of the Treasury-runprogram.
Five months into the economic crisis, experts predict a years-long recovery.
In the Senate, many Republicans resist $14 billion package, worried that the industry won't repay US loans or become more competitive.
US automakers are likely to get $15 billion in federal loans, but lawmakers insist on industry restructuring.
Lawmakers say bankruptcy for Detroit's Big Three is 'not a viable option.'
Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, seeking access to $34 billion in taxpayer-financed loans, have presented to Congress plans to invest in clean technologies and to accelerate the development of fuel efficient vehicles.