The financial crisis gripping Wall Street this week has led to an unprecedented level of government intervention. Policy experts examine the government’s role in the crisis. Continue reading
President Bush addressed recent shifts in the financial sector, central banks flooded currency markets with cash in an attempt to spur banks to begin lending again and the presidential candidates offered fresh reactions to the crisis. Kwame Holman and Judy Woodruff recap the economic news of the day.
With backers of Hillary Clinton still voicing their support for her presidential bid on the convention floor, the New York senator appeared during the roll call to move that Barack Obama become the Democratic nominee by acclamation. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in after Clinton’s roll call speech. Continue reading
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told delegates gathered Monday evening at the Democratic National Convention in Denver that the party’s mission to move in a “new direction” will not be complete until Sen. Barack Obama wins the White House. Continue reading
In 2006, Democrats took over Congress with a promise to bring U.S. troops home. Kwame Holman looks at what’s happened since then and the legislative fight over a bill to fund the Iraq and Afghan wars. Continue reading
With the race for the Democratic nomination reaching the home stretch and continued clashes between the president and Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assesses the fight between Sens. Obama and Clinton, the racial, economic and gender divisions in the party, and the Democrats’ legislative battle to end the war Iraq. Continue reading
Congressional leaders and the White House reached an agreement Thursday for an economic stimulus package that would include rebate checks for millions of taxpayers and incentives for businesses to invest in new capital. A panel of economic experts examines how the proposal may help ease economic concerns across the country. Continue reading