President Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday, despite the fact that the bill contains the kind of earmarks he decried on the campaign trail. Congress watcher Norman Ornstein examines the issue. Continue reading
President-elect Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan may face significant resistance in Congress. Analysts discuss the hurdles the Obama proposal will likely encounter as he pushes his agenda on Capitol Hill. Continue reading
As the government seeks to shore up the stability of U.S. financial markets, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama expressed concern over the consequences of the massive bailouts for average taxpayers. Political reporters recap the latest news from the campaign trail. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.