Fed nominee Yellen defends stimulus efforts before Senate committee…
NSA chief Army Gen. Keith Alexander faced tough questions from senators at a hearing over the agency's top secret surveillance programs. Alexander defended the programs, saying, "we're trying to protect Americans." Ray Suarez has more on the hearing and an…
In other news Friday, federal bank regulators came under fire in the Senate for their role in the Washington Mutual bank failure, and President Obama renewed his calls to rein in the derivatives market in the financial system.
Senate Democrats are calling for a special counsel for investigation into the testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The NewsHour reports on the counsel, designed to look into perjury charges brought against Gonzales.
Defense secretary nominee Robert Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the United States was not winning the war in Iraq. The NewsHour reports on the unfolding confirmation process for Donald Rumsfeld's replacement.
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