The nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services bowed out Tuesday over tax missteps, as did another Obama pick.
Some 4 million more children would bring the total to more than 11 million covered
Obama invites GOP ideas for the largest spending bill in US history.
His first acts – including an order to close Guantánamo Bay – seek to signal change.
The most prudent solution is 'the most forceful course,' the Treasury secretary nominee told Congress.
The president-elect’s influence is altering both policy directions and the partisan tone in Congress.
Some lawmakers and economists are calling for the US to absorb damaged assets of firms.
A Massachusetts proposal, the first of its kind, would impose a 2.5 percent tax on the portion of endowments above $1 billion.