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.
President Obama headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to garner bipartisan support for his economic stimulus plan, which some Republican congressional leaders have criticized for not doing enough to create and preserve jobs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
President Barack Obama asked regulators to reconsider waivers that would allow California and other states to set their own standards for auto emissions and responded to new concerns about the economy at the start of his first full week in office. Jeffrey Brown reports on the developments. Continue reading