Opponents of the stimulus package moving through the Senate are skeptical of the bill’s increasing size, and of certain proposals they claim would not effectively boost the economy. Senators Jack Reed and John Thune debate the measure. Continue reading
The Senate resumed debate on the $900 economic stimulus package that hit snags among Republicans concerned about the rising costs of the package. Jim Lehrer reports on this and other top news of the day. Continue reading
Republican National Committee members selected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele as their first black national chairman after a lengthy voting process Friday, marking what Steele dubbed “the dawn of a new party.” Continue reading
There was more evidence Friday the recession is getting worse, a fact that President Obama and his economic team continued to confront. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks mull Mr. Obama’s approach. Continue reading
President Barack Obama met Wednesday with business leaders and renewed his calls for Congress’s quick action on passing a new economic stimulus plan. 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.