As voter polls continue to show a rising tide of resentment for congressional incumbents, Indiana’s Evan Bayh became the latest official to announce he will not seek re-election. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and The Hotline’s Amy Walter assess the political mood this campaign season. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh the news of the week, including what new unemployment numbers say about the economy, tough talk on the auto industry and President Obama’s trip to Europe. Continue reading
House Minority leader John Boehner offers the GOP view on President Obama’s budget, and describes the House GOP’s alternative proposal. Continue reading
President Barack Obama addresses Congress and the nation Tuesday amid new testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the scope of the recession. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading
President Obama pledged today to halve the $1.3 trillion deficit by the end of his first term and spoke to Governors at a summit, urging them to use the federal stimulus money responsibly in their states. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading
President Barack Obama has promised to bring a more conciliatory brand of politics to Washington as lawmakers grapple over the economic stimulus bill and foreign policy decisions. Analysts discuss some of the president’s first, and most important, legislative tests.
Navy Adm. William Fallon, tapped by President Bush to lead troops in the Middle East, said Tuesday that the United States needs a new strategic approach in Iraq as well as more progress from the Iraqi government. Two senators debate the significance of the admiral’s testimony. Continue reading